MacDermid and Comexi announce agenda for the upcoming ‘Improving Flexo Print Productivity’ open house

Atlanta, Georgia, USA – February 21, 2017:  MacDermid Graphics Solutions and Comexi have partnered together for an unprecedented open house to be held at MacDermid's headquarters in Atlanta, GA.

The two-day event will bring together industry leading suppliers to discuss and present on productivity enhancements in flexographic printing. MacDermid Graphics Solutions and Comexi will give product demonstrations and technical presentations along with the event sponsors – Apex, Esko, and Lohmann.


The final schedule for the event along with presentation descriptions and information about each presenter is included below.


This event is free to attend, but registration is required by Friday March 3, 2017. To register, complete this online form, or contact Ashley Jackson at or 404.852.3729.

Tuesday March 14, 2017


Session Title

Brief Description


1:00 - 1:30




1:30 - 2:45

MacDermid Facility Tour

A review of MGS facility capabilities & structure; including solvent, thermal and liquid platemaking, LUX lamination, and plate inspection and evaluation techniques/equipment.

MacDermid Graphics Solutions Technical Personnel

2:45 - 3:00




3:00 - 3:45

Productivity from a Plate Manufacturer's Point of View

Being able to enhance productivity from a printing plate perspective can overlap into more areas than just platemaking. This presentation will explore elements of platemaking productivity, as well as key plate interactions throughout the print cycle that can present opportunities for productivity improvements.

Ryan Vest,

Global Director of Innovation

MacDermid Graphics Solutions

3:45 - 4:30

Latest Technologies on Flexo Presses

In a very competitive world, where flexo is growing, Comexi will show latest innovation developed. Our new developments are based on market requests, and give you solutions on shorts runs, automatization and added value printed solutions.

Miquel Salvà,

US Corporate Sales Director


4:30 - 5:00





Dinner/Networking Event



Wednesday March 15, 2017


Session Title

Brief Description


8:30 - 9:00




9:00 - 9:40

Expanded Gamut 2017:

A Technology Update

This session will provide an overview of Expanded Gamut printing technology and give an update of how the technology is being adopted in the flexo industry.

Mark Samworth,

Color Product Specialist


9:40 - 10:15

Enhanced Flexo Productivity through Consistent Ink Transfer

This session will examine the most consistent anilox ink-transfer technology available in the market and provide solutions for minimizing change over time. 

 Aaron Lessing,

Sales Director Flexo North America

Apex International

10:15 - 10:30




10:30 - 11:05

Get Even More Out of Flexo: Tapes & Productivity

Lohmann's FLEXperts will provide key information on Lohmann’s DuploFLEX plate mounting tapes and the unique features that can boost productivity, improve consistency, and optimize printers workflow.

Adina Oree & Todd Cort, Application/Product Development Engineer 


11:05 - 11:45

Driving Efficiencies in the Plate Room

This session will explain how new technologies are making the plate room more efficient while also improving consistency and quality

Rory Marsoun,

VP Business Development, Flexo 


11:45 - 12:30

Closing Remarks / Q&A / Discussion



12:30 - 2:00











About Comexi

Comexi has extensive experience in manufacturing equipment for the flexible packaging conversion industry. World leader, it runs five product lines, each specialized in a different conversion process: flexography printing, offset printing, rotogravure printing, laminating, slitting and logistic complements.


The company has more than 36,000 sqm. distributed over three production centers in Riudellots de la Selva (Girona, Spain), Brazil and Italy. Furthermore, its widespread sales network extends to more than 100 countries, providing an answer to all its client’s needs. Comexi includes the Manel Xifra Boada Technological Centre where the company provides support and transfers its knowledge to the various groups involved in the flexible printing industry process.

About MacDermid Graphics Solutions

MacDermid Graphics Solutions is a leader in the manufacturing and marketing of flexographic printing plates used in the packaging industry. MacDermid Graphics Solutions is a division of MacDermid Performance Solutions, a global specialty chemicals company serving the diversified needs of the Electronics, Industrial, Offshore and Printing industries. To learn more about MacDermid Graphics Solutions, visit

Source: MacDermid Graphics Solutions