Thought We Were Just an Ink Supplier?

Wikoff Graphics is expanding on the WIkoff Color vision of providing best-in-class products and unrivaled local support since 1956--by adding a new product line of high-performance photopolymer plates, processing equipment and imaging software.

After careful consideration and research, Wikoff graphics has assembled a team of trusted partners to enhance our product and service offering.

 

PARTNERSHIPS

Asahi is home to the photopolymer plate gurus behind the most innovative technology on the market. A dedicated focus on cutting-edge products and customer relationships adds another level of press-side expertise to the Wikoff Graphics total package solution.

Vianord is the authority on premier plate processing equipment. From high-end machines to an excellent support network, Vianord keeps the customer in mind every step of the way.

Glunz & Jensen takes pride in being a global provider of innovative and reliable prepress products. With an impressive product portfolio and outstanding reputation for quality, they are setting the bar for prepress efficiency.

Esko packs extensive industry knowledge and an impressive product offering that spans several graphic arts disciplines. Distributing Esko products allows Wikoff Graphics to be the bridge between the design phase and print production.

X-Rite has become synonymous with color measurement and accuracy in the graphic arts industry. We trust their spectrophotometers and software to handle our most critical color management jobs.

PHOTOPOLYMER PLATES

CLEANPRINT TECHNOLOGY

This technology utilizes photopolymer formulations developed by the chemical engineers at Asahi, which reduces the surface energy of the plate and enables a complete transfer of ink onto the substrate. The goal of CleanPrint is to see superior transfer properties with the ideal "kiss" impression of the plate to substrate, meaning less ink fill-in and fewer press stops for plate cleaning.

  • Increase Productivity - Cleaner ink transfer leads to shorter make-ready times, less waste and improved Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Improve Print Quality - Achieve sharper image quality and reproduce dot sizes thinner than a human hair, to replicate more than 90% of Pantone(R) colors
  • Sustainability - CleanPrint plates emit fewer VOC's, reduce waste from press stops and cleaning, and improve equipment efficiency, all with a smaller carbon footprint
  • Versatility - CleanPrint technology is now available across all Asahi plate materials to suit all of your flexo printing needs
ASAHI WATER WASH PLATES

Best-in-class plates without the use of high temperatures or solvents

SUSTAINABLE FOCUS

Zero VOC's

No high temperatures or solvents used in processing

HIGH QUALITY

Most accurate plate-to-plate register

Litho print quality with flexo or gravure application

Built-in flat top dot technology

ASAHI FLEXO PLATES

Best-in-class plates without the use of high temperatures or solvents

VERSATILITY

Plate sizes to accomodate all printing requirements, up to 50 x 80"

Plates designed for litho varnish applications, with a thicker base film layer for offset press clamping systems

HIGH QUALITY

Most accurate plate-to-plate register

Litho print quality with flexo or gravure application

Built-in flat top dot technology

EQUIPMENT

In addition to guiding you in photopolymer plate selection, Wikoff Graphics can recommend the best processing equipment to get the job done. We will consider all of your pressroom needs when making suggestions regarding this processing equipment.

  • Evo2 Line - Maximum plate size 26x34in/66x86 cm
  • Evo3 Line - Maximum plate size 36x48in/90x120 cm
  • Evo4 Line - Maximum plate size 47x63in/120x160 cm
  • Evo5 Line - Maximum plate size 52x80in/120x160 cm
  • Flex-in-One 260 - Compact, all-in-one plate-making unit, Maximum plate size 26x34in/66x86 cm
  • Flex-i-Pro 360/470 - Excellent process quality with ergonomic design, Maximum plate size 36x47 in/90x120 cm or 47x63 in/120x160 cm
  • Flex-i-Pro 520/520 XP - SilentDrive(TM) mechanics, Maximum plate size 52x80 in/132x203 cm
  • - Asahi engineered and patented AWP Processors, utilizing Asahi filtration technology
  • - Formats include 2530, 4835, 4260
  • - Largest format water wash machine on the market
  • - The most reliable and durable water wash machines available
  • - Full line of Kongsberg flexo plate and offset coating blanket cutting tables
  • - Full line of Esko CDI's ranging in size from 21x20 in to 50x80 in
  • - All scale-able to suit print and production requirements
  • - XPS automatic LED exposure tables 4835 and 5080 formats available

SOFTWARE

  • DESIGN
    • Studio software provides the ability to create 3D packaging designs directly in Adobe® programs
    • Ultra-realistic mockups can be used for presentations, quality control checks and can even expedite customer approvals
  • PREPRESS 
    • Esko offers prepress functionality across all platforms—PC, Mac, or Adobe® programs
    • Flexo Tools plug-in allows retouching option in Adobe Photoshop®
    • Numerous screening solutions for top quality flexo printing
  • PLATE-MAKING
    • Software options to help automate the plate-making process into a simplified, streamlined method
      • Reduce manual steps by up to 50%
      • Reduce errors by up to 50% - leading to less waste
      • Reduce operator time by up to 7% with any ink on any substrate
    • PRINT
      • Color Engine works with PantoneLIVE® from X-Rite to bring color consistency across the entire print supply chain
      • Equinox enables printers to successfully execute extended gamut printing over shorter print runs
  • X-Rite Spectrophotometers offer hand-held color measurement, bringing accurate color control and communication to printers’ fingertips
  • i1Pro2 color calibration and profiling solutions are our preferred tools for creating color profiles across devices and systems