Waldo has become the first repro house in the UK to be Esko XPS crystal certified after successfully completing Esko’s Crystal XPS certification programme.

Danny Wright, flexibles technical sales, Waldo, said, ‘Despite all the challenges the pandemic has thrown our way, we have remained focused on producing the highest standard of printing plates the industry has to offer. One of these projects to support this was enrolling in the Esko Crystal XPS certification programme.’

Phil Walmsley, Waldo’s managing director, commented, ‘Coming 10 years after Waldo became the first Esko HD certified trade shop in the UK, we have now successfully become the first in the UK to be Esko XPS crystal certified.’

Mr Wright continued,  ‘Innovation has always been important to us and we have always been quick to invest in the latest plate making technology in order to provide our customers with the highest quality HD flexographic printing plates possible.

‘The XPS Crystal platemaking certification program focuses on the plate making process and ‘best in class’ print quality. Offering predictable and accurate plate relief and the highest platemaking consistency available. This is a massive achievement for everybody at Waldo and would not be possible without our experienced plate making team who’s hard work and consistency has enabled us to be awarded with this certification.’