DuPont Packaging Graphics (DuPont.com) recently installed its 150th DuPont™ Cyrel® Digiflow flexographic printing system at Trident U.K., part of the $4.2 billion packaging organization Sonoco Trident that supports some of the world's best-known brands. The Cyrel® Digiflow system gives Trident U.K. the capability to deliver superior quality results, quickly and cost-effectively to meet the needs of its high-end consumer packaged goods (CPG) clients.
“The brand managers that Sonoco Trident works with have extremely high expectations,” says Julia Cox, senior commercial manager, Trident, U.K. “They demand precision in the printing process for absolute consistency and superior quality results that set their brands apart in the marketplace. Innovative solutions like Cyrel® Digiflow allow us to offer our clients speed and flexibility, without sacrificing quality, and we’re confident in the technology based on our 20 year record of success working with DuPont.”
DuPont™ Cyrel® DigiFlow is a digital workflow enhancement designed to expand the capabilities of digital Cyrel®and digital Cyrel® FAST to deliver superior print quality and productivity. It adds a chamber that allows the creation of a controlled atmosphere during the main exposure allowing one-to-one reproduction of image elements on the plate. This one-to-one reproduction is critical to optimizing the effects of solid screening patterns. The Cyrel® DigiFlow exposure units are designed for use on an ‘as-needed’ basis, and can easily be switched off when the standard digital dot is the preferred result. Because of the low cost and the flexibility of Cyrel® DigiFlow, it is recommended as the simplest and most cost-effective solution for those flexographers desiring the ability to seamlessly switch between standard and flat top dots.
By combining the unique capability Trident U.K. had already developed in High Definition digital printing with the DuPont™ Cyrel® Digiflow flexographic printing system, they optimized their ability to deliver quality results for their valued clients.
“The installation was very well-coordinated. A representative was on site to help with the installation, provide advice, guidance and training which substantially reduced trial and error on our part,” says Cox.
Based on the trial success of the new unit, Sonoco Trident is considering expanding their use of the Cyrel® Digiflow system globally. They also are considering a trial of the newest Cyrel® Performance Plate series of products from DuPont.