I recently went to visit the company who manufacture the print plates for our printed barrier foil on the reel and printed pouches. The company have provided top quality flexographic repro for the packaging industry for over 44 years, specialising in photopolymer printing plates. In 1998 they were the first company in the UK to install a Creo Thermoflex Imager for the production of digital printing plates to the flexo trade. They have invested heavily in computer to plate technology (CTP) which is supported by their Creo thermoflex installation that uses the latest “V” speed laser imaging technology to produce a squarespot thermal image directly onto the printing plate. By eliminating the film contacting operation, the thermoflex replaces the various film based inaccuracies with a consistent, controlled digital manufacturing process. As a result, CTP technology produces the most consistently repeatable product possible.