The Esko CDI Crystal 5080 is the basis for an impressive reduction of complexity in the plate room. The new imager works with Crystal Technology, and is designed to connect seamlessly with the XPS Crystal digital UV exposure device. Combining high resolution fiber laser imaging from the CDI Crystal with the patented back and front UV LED exposure from the XPS Crystal is producing digital flexo plates with unique reproducibility and quality. The Esko CDI Crystal 5080 produces the perfect plate for all the flexo print applications that require high print output and stability on press.
Type of imager:
•• External drum design
•• Cast granite machine base
•• High power Fiber Laser source, Laser Class 1 CDI.
•• Screen rulings up to 250 lpi, depending on imaging resolution
•• Halftone: 1-99%
•• HighRes Optics: fully variable from 2540 to 4000 ppi on job to job base
•• Grapholas Touch Exposer on Intel PC with Windows 7
•• Automatic merging via “Automation Engine” in combination with “Flexo Plate Making Module for AE” or standalone Merger (requires Intel PC with Windows 7)
•• Input file format: LEN or TIFF, compatible with all CDI family members
RIP and 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 in flexo
•• Pixel+ option for best in class ink transfer and SIDs in flexo
•• Device Manager
•• Automation Engine
•• Imaging Engine
•• Flexo Screening (HD Flexo, Pixel+)
•• All digital photopolymer plates
•• Usable plate thickness: 0.030” to 0.155” / 0.76 to 3.94 mm
Plate sizes up to 50” x 80” / 1270 x 2032 mm or smaller
•• Width: 133.62” / 3394 mm
•• Depth: 84.96” / 2158 mm
•• Height: 54.44 / 1383 mm
•• Weight: 4497 lbs / 2040 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 (preliminary for 4835)
›› Exhaust unit: 230V/N/PE, 50/60Hz, 1.2 kVA (preliminary for 4835)
›› Air compressor: 230V/N/PE, 50/60Hz, 0.75 kVA (preliminary for 4835)
The innovative XPS Crystal optimally combines UV main and back exposure. Unlike UV frames using lightbulbs fluctuating in output the XPS Crystal uses UV LEDs which don’t need warm-up time and always emit consistent radiation. A simultaneous and optimally controlled UV main and back exposure produces highly consistent digital flexo plates – for every digital flexo plate type at every time of your production day.
With the CDI Crystal 5080 XPS, making flexo plates finally becomes a coordinated, linear process.
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.