FLEX PACK

A perfectly tuned system - specially designed for the production of packaging proofs and prototypes

You want to produce color-accurate packaging proofs and samples easily and quickly? Complex finishing effects should also be possible? Then FLEX PACK is the right solution for you!

The system was developed specially for these applications and offers everything you need to achieve perfect results accurately and cost-effectively.

A huge advantage: FLEX PACK was developed as a complete system. That means, besides an extremely powerful software, the right hardware, special extended gamut inks, and a large portfolio of proofing substrates are available. One of these, the PackPROOF Transfer Film, is particularly worth mentioning, as it allows proofs to be made on original substrates.

All individual components are perfectly coordinated with each other - creating an ideal workflow and optimal results without any effort.

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An additional plus: The system was developed very early on in close cooperation with leading companies in the packaging industry and has been used successfully worldwide for many years. Especially the precision, reliability, and enormous possibilities are appreciated.

FLEX PACK and its continuous further development greatly benefit from the many years of experience and the worldwide contacts in the industry – and so do you: The packaging industry is always dynamic and subject to change. We react to these quickly and competently in order to always give our customers the optimum tool to improve their daily business.

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FLEX PACK - The software for packaging proofs and samples

The software was specially designed for the characteristics and highest requirements of the packaging industry. It is based on our patented iterative 4D color management technology and contains all functions and modules to produce various packaging proofs and packaging samples immediately, easily, and cost-effectively.

Functions such as pre-flighting, soft-proof, and proof certification are integrated, raster data such as Esko LEN are supported and the program naturally has packaging-specific spot color management that converts spectral data natively and even simulates the overprinting of spot colors perfectly.

Furthermore, cloud-based color databases such as the CGS ORIS CxF CLOUD or PantoneLIVE® are integrated.

FLEX PACK is available in different versions. Below, two of them are described in detail.

FLEX PACK + Roland DG - The proven classic

In this version, FLEX PACK is combined with printers of the Roland VersaCAMM VSi series. Contrary to conventional UV inkjet systems, it works with eco-solvent inks offering a brilliant print image and also white and metallic.

With the specially developed, highly pigmented XG INKS, which also includes orange and green, the color space guarantees that almost all special colors can be exactly reproduced.

The system offers unlimited possibilities for the production of packaging proofs and prototypes: From 'no-label-look' labels to stand-up pouches, bottles with shrink film labels to metal or luxury packaging with complex partial varnishing and embossing in any form that offers the unique look and feel. For any kind of finishing effects, FLEX PACK supports the Roland VersaUV LEF (2)-200/300 and LEC2-330s printers.

Here, a selection of samples is shown, many more can be found in our “Best Mockup Selection Brochure”. Thanks to the built-in ‘Print & Cut‘ function of Roland printers, even small series of self-adhesive labels can be produced effectively.

To ensure that you always have the right substrate available for any kind of job, we offer a large selection of proofing media that have been specially developed for this purpose and tailored to the special requirements.

Find out more about the broad portfolio of the PackPROOF family and its unique properties. One key element is the PACKProof Transfer Film, as it enables the production of packaging proofs and samples on the original production substrate.

Optionally, the system can be upgraded with additional hardware components, such as media preconditioning, drying systems, or media holders.

We also offer any necessary peripheral equipment, such as laminators, punches, and register devices. The system is fully customizable to your individual needs and requirements.

FLEX PACK + Mutoh – Direct-to-substrate proofing

In this latest addition to the system, FLEX PACK is combined with the Mutoh ValueJet 628 MP, which is a digital piezo inkjet printer, specifically developed for the special requirements and needs of the packaging industry (further information can be found here).

This new solution is a real breakthrough for the industry, as it enables 'Direct-to-Substrate-Proofing', meaning true printing on original substrates – something many customers have been looking for since a long time.

In addition to printing on substrates such as shrink films and other extremely thin flexibles, the new solution is particularly suited for proofing on uncoated label stock or cardboard.

Unlike UV inks, the specially developed new XG INKS retain the look & feel and all other physical properties of the substrate, thus making it possible to create a proof or prototype which cannot be distinguished from the final product.

The current ink set contains CMYK, Lc, Lm, and white ink which offers a large color space. The inks have excellent adhesion to coated and uncoated substrates, are non-toxic, odorless, and have unique stretching and shrinking properties.

This is particularly important for the production of shrink sleeves, as the distortion of the artwork can be checked in advance on the original shrink material.

Therefore, this is the ideal solution for those proofing applications where the use of transfer films with solvent-based inks or printing with UV inks is not the optimum approach.

Further information on the new system and its components can be found here.

More details:

Key features
Unique system, specially developed for the production of color-accurate packaging proofs and mock-ups
Immediately usable & highly efficient (lowest cost-per proof in the industry)
Patented, iterative 4D color management technology
Perfectly tailored features and modules, e.g. for pre-flighting, soft proofing and proof certification, support of 1-bit tiff data
Packaging-specific spot color management: Perfect overprint simulation of spot colors using spectral color information
Perfect visualization of finishing effects like cold foiling, embossing, or spot varnishing
Wide packaging substrate portfolio, specially developed for the needs and requirements of the packaging industry
Color-accurate proofing on original substrate
Easy to use, with seamless integration into existing environments and any other CGS ORIS applications
Mock-Up Gallery
All packaging substrates at a glance

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  Thickness
(µm)

Length
(m)

Width

PackPROOF Family
PackPROOF Glossy Paper - 45 24", 30'', 54"
PackPROOF Semi-matte Paper - 45 24", 30'', 54"
PackPROOF Clear Film 85 50 24" and 44"
PackPROOF Transfer Film 40 30 24" and 48"
PackPROOF Matte Embossing Foil - 30 24"
PackPROOF Semi-matte Embossing Foil - 30 24"
PackPROOF Glossy White Adhesive Vinyl 100 40 30"
PackPROOF Matte White Adhesive Vinyl 100 50 30" and 54"
PackPROOF Metallized Pouch Film 65 30 24" and 48''
PackPROOF Transparent Pouch Film 65 30 24" and 48''
PackPROOF White Pouch Film 75 30 24" and 48''
PackPROOF White Metallized Pouch Film 75 30 24'' and 48''
PackPROOF Silver Film 120 30 24"
PackPROOF Clear Adhesive Polyester 75 50 24"
PackPROOF Clear Shrink Classic Foil 70 30 24" and 40"
PackPROOF Clear Shrink Foil 80 30 24"
PackPROOF Semi-matte Cardboard  - 0,61 0,86 m
PackPROOF Transfer Film

The PackPROOF Transfer Film is a breakthrough when it comes to the production of packaging proofs and mock-ups on original printing substrates. It contains a monomeric active layer that can be transferred to almost any stock using a standard laminator at low temperatures.

The film is only a few microns thick, color-neutral, and almost invisible. It has the same ink acceptance properties on both sides.

The thin film, which comes on a stable removable backing layer, is usually printed, then transferred using a laminator. Afterward, the support film is removed. It can be applied to almost all flexible or rigid materials, including sheet metal. Alternatively, the film can be transferred first and then printed.

The PackPROOF Transfer Film is now available in the 4th generation and has been constantly further developed. With the PackPROOF Embossing Foil, either a matte or semi-matte finish can also be achieved. The exact application is explained in our product information, which can be downloaded here (PDF).

Supported printers

Roland VersaCAMM, SOLJET Serie

Printer model

Max. media width

License

ScreenDot proof

VersaCAMM VS-640i

1630 mm (64")

XL

Yes

VersaCAMM VS-540i

1370 mm (54")

XL

VersaCAMM VS-300i

760 mm (30")

L

VersaCAMM VS-640

1630 mm (64")

XL

Yes

VersaCAMM VS-540

1372 mm (54")

XL

VersaCAMM VS-420

1067 mm (42")

L

VersaCAMM VS-300

762 mm (30")

L

SOLJET PRO4 XR-640

1625 mm (64")

XL

Yes 1

Epson SureColor

Printer model
Max. media width
License ScreenDot proof
Epson SureColor SC-S80600/L 1626 mm (64'') XL Yes
Epson SureColor SC-S70600 1626 mm (64'') XL

Roland VersaUV Serie

Printer model

Max. media width

License

ScreenDot proof

VersaUV LEF(2)-200, LEF-20

508 x 330 mm

2

VersaUV LEF(2)-300

770 x 330 mm

2

VersaUV LEJ-640

1625 mm (64")

UVXL

Yes

VersaUV LEC-330S F200 762 x 1500 mm UVXL

VersaUV LEC-540

1370 mm (54")

UVXL

VersaUV LEC-330

762 mm (30")

UVL

VersaUV LEC-300

762 mm (30")

UVL

1 Only if used with XG INKS.
2 Included in the FLEX PACK Varnishing and Embossing option.
 

Mutoh Printers

Printer model

Max. media width

License

ScreenDot proof

ValueJet-1617H, 1627MH 1625 mm (64'')  UVXL
ValueJet-628MP 630 mm (24'')  UVL
Please let us know if you need information about additional printers.

You can also use the printers supported with COLOR TUNER if you acquire the respective printer licenses.

Do you have any questions?

Please do not hesitate to get in touch:

Europe, Asia, Africa & Australia/NZ:
CGS Publishing Technologies
International GmbH
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Tel.: +49 6182 9626 0
Fax +49 6182 9626 99

North America & South America:
CGS Publishing Technologies
International LLC
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Tel.: +1 612 870 0061
Fax +1 612 870 0063

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