DuPont Advanced Printing Reinforces Innovation Leadership at Label Expo 2016

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New DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST 2000TD, Cyrel® EASY flexographic printing plates technology among the highlights

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We’ve noted greater highlight detail and improved solid ink laydown as a result of the Cyrel® EASY plate formulation, all without having to change anything on press. It’s just what we needed.

DuPont Advanced Printing (DuPont) showcased its newest equipment offering, the Cyrel® FAST 2000TD and DuPont™ Cyrel® EASY flexographic printing plate technology, at Label Expo in Rosemont, Il.

Built on nearly two decades of global experience with Cyrel® FAST, the Cyrel® FAST 2000TD is the latest addition to the DuPont portfolio and customers are seeing excellent results.

“Plates coming out of the Cyrel® FAST 2000TD are much cleaner with sharper image edges; we’ve also seen a smoother plate floor with a much greater relief depth uniformity,” said Jaye Carpmail, group plate manager, Coveris. “Our printers reported they’ve noticed a reduction in ink build up on press, providing us with a much cleaner print. In addition to the processing improvements, we’ve noted greater highlight detail and improved solid ink laydown as a result of the Cyrel® EASY plate formulation, all without having to change anything on press. It’s just what we needed.”.

During the show, DuPont demonstrated the features of the Cyrel® FAST 2000TD processor, which include:

  •     Ability to handle plates up to 42” to 60” format
  •     An impression cylinder that delivers consistent plate processing, eliminating the need for a drum skin and associated maintenance
  •     Ability to clamp plates at the lead and trail edge to improve dimensional stability of the plates
  •     A PET roll that improves plate processing and simplifies maintenance needs
  •     Remote connectivity that enables seamless preventative maintenance and software updates

The innovations in the processor result in a printing plate that has a cleaner, smoother floor with excellent dimensional stability and superior relief uniformity.

“We are excited to release our Cyrel® FAST 2000TD, which is an innovation based on DuPont’s deep knowledge of thermal plate processing. We believe that the combination of Cyrel® EASY plates, Cyrel® FAST equipment and service show our commitment to continuous innovation that benefits our customers,” said Sam Ponzo, regional director, DuPont Advanced Printing.

The processor is a perfect fit for the Cyrel® FAST EASY plate portfolio. Introduced in 2015, the Cyrel® EASY plate platform performs well on press, delivers high solid ink density and excellent fade-to-zero highlights. With these Cyrel® EASY plates that are true to their name, press operations benefit as these plates come up to color very quickly and help minimize start-up waste.

“Over the years, Cyrel® plates have always helped us achieve our print goals, the Cyrel® EASY plate has taken our print capabilities to new levels of quality and customer satisfaction,” said Aaron Leuer, vice president, Identi-Graphics.

DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST is now installed at more than a thousand locations globally.

DuPont Advanced Printing brings together leading technologies and products for printing and package printing. DuPont™ Cyrel® is one of the world’s leading flexographic plate-making systems in digital and conventional formats, including the new Cyrel® EASY photopolymer plates and Cyrel® FAST plates and processing equipment. DuPont™ Izon® provides anti-counterfeit solutions and document security systems to corporate and government entities. DuPont™ Artistri® offers high-quality inks for consumer, commercial, office inkjet and textile printing applications. For more information, visit;;

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit

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