Esko Hosts 3rd annual Honours Course – Belgium

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Photographed by Sabrina Cee

Belgium, Netherlands.

An enlightening experience

While doing my internship at Proprint Sevices, I was invited to attend the Esko 3rd annual Flexographic Packaging honours course in Ghent, Belgium. The course lasted 2 weeks and provided me with the opportunity to learn and explore Esko’s latest and greatest software, as well as experience the small city of Ghent and all it has to offer. With a population of around 260 000 people, the city of Ghent has a lot of history and was once the largest and richest city in all of Europe. The gothic architecture, beautiful cobblestone roads, bike lanes and delicious food are just some of the draws this wonderful city has to offer. The Belgian waffles, chocolate as well as the homemade jenever served at Dreupelkot were some of my favourites!

Photographed by Sabrina Cee

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The Fujifilm PlateRite 8600N-S Plate Processor

Retail POS Equipment Profile

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Proprint is always looking for ways to pass value on to their clients. That means investing in state-of-the-art retail print production technology. The Fujifilm PlateRite 8600N-S falls into that category. Not only because it does an excellent job of processing plates for offset printing, but it does so with very little environmental impact. Something that’s also important to Proprint and their clients.

Impressive capabilities

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Speed, Quality and Dependability all rolled into one


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How does it work?

Simply put: Tin / Aluminum alloy coated plates go in one end and perfectly laser etched impressions for each colour come out the other. Each plate goes on to be applied to drums for offset printing. It makes the entire process seem so simple. But under the hood, a complex symphony of stages bring it all together. It’s actually really interesting to watch it work.

Check out this custom wall diagram

The best way for everyone to understand it’s functionality was to illustrate it. So the Proprint Design and Production Teams did just that. *(4′ x 16′)

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In the old days, this process used to take weeks. The Fujifilm PlateRite 8600N-S eliminates the lengthy wait to get projects to the finish line faster. Learn more about this incredible machine here.

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