Adresses the highest quality flexo applications, primarily in the flexible packaging and folding carton markets, with inroads also in corrugated. With its larger size plates and impressive productivity, but yet entry-level price, this device fits the demands of tradeshops and converters.
Type of imager:
• External drum design with vacuum system and EasyClamp
• High power Fiber Laser source, Class 1 laser
• Screen rulings: up to 250 lpi, depending on imaging resolution
• Halftone 1-99%
• Standard Optics: fully variable from 2000 to 2540 ppi on job-to-job base
• HighRes Optics: fully variable from 2540 to 4000 ppi on job-to-job base (up to 6m2/h @ 4000 ppi)
• Grapholas® on Intel PC with Windows 7. The input file format is LEN or TIFF, compatible with all CDI family members.
RIP & Screening options:
•• Optional Imaging Engine
•• Industry standard PostScript/PDF RIP
•• Quality screening optimized for flexo (Circular, Double Circular dots) included in the RIP
•• HD Flexo Screening option for the finest print quality inflexo
•• Additional screening and proofing modules available
 1.5 m²/h - 64 min.
[25 ] 2.5 m²/h - 38 min.
[40 ] 4.0 m²/h - 24 min.
[80 ] 8.0 m²/h - 12 min. *
•• All digital photopolymer plates, ablative film or
polyester-base Letterpress plates
•• Usable plate thickness: 0.030” to 0.255” / 0.76 to
•• Sizes: up to 42” x 60” / 1067 x 1524 mm or smaller
•• Width 110.2” / 2800 mm
•• Depth 43.3” / 1100 mm (cover closed)
65.8” / 1670 mm (cover open)
•• Height 45.7” / 1160 mm
•• Weight 3968 lb / 1800 kg
•• Separate vacuum system, exhaust unit and external
compressed air device included
•• No external water cooling is required
Imager: 230V/N/PE, 50/60 Hz
Exhaust unit: 230V/N/PE, 50/60Hz, 1.2 kVA
Air compressor: 230V/N/PE, 50/60Hz, 0.75 kVA
The CDI Spark 1712 is a small footprint, cost-effective flexo plate and film imager specifically for narrow web tag and label printers. The CDI Spark 1712 is able to image digital flexo plates, foil-based digital letterpress plates, digital silkscreens, chemistry-free film such as PCI Laserpoint II, and chemistry-free offset plates.
A full-sized flexo imager able to produce larger format price-effective plates for corrugated converters. Loading and unloading of large, thick plates is assisted by an air-supported loading table that makes it easy to move plates in place - securing them in place is just as easy with the Esko EasyClamp III pneumatic clamp. The CDI Spark 5080 Semi offers automated plate loading and semi automated unloading. The option guarantees safe and simple loading of the thickest plates without operator intervention.
A small footprint, entry-level priced CDI for smaller narrow web/label trade shops and converters wanting digital plates that not only provide better print quality, but also offer consistent reprint quality.