DuPont Packaging Graphics Commercializes New Cyrel® EASY Plate Technology

Flexographic Plates Help Improve Print Quality and Productivity

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 29, 2015 – DuPont Packaging Graphics (DuPont) today announced the full commercialization of its new line of DuPont™ Cyrel® EASY flexographic printing plates.  Successfully tested with more than 50 flexographic printers since the technology was first disclosed in May 2015, the plates help simplify the prepress process with flat top digital dots that are built directly into the plates, resulting in increased productivity and consistency.  The introduction is aligned with DuPont’s aim to advance flexography by continuing to improve its quality, productivity and sustainability.


Challenging designs with high solid ink density and distinctive highlights can be easily achieved in less time with new DuPont™ Cyrel® EASY flexographic plates, now fully commercial

“We’re delighted that flexographic printers worldwide can now have full access to this breakthrough plate technology,” said Chris McArdle, global marketing manager, DuPont Packaging Graphics.  “Feedback from the customer trials we conducted was overwhelmingly positive, and we look forward to helping more customers improve their print quality, while they simplify their operations.”

Developed specifically for the flexible packaging/tag and label markets, DuPont™ Cyrel® EASY plates are based upon a new polymer technology that produces higher ink transfer, color saturation and resolution.  Because the flat top digital dots are built directly into the plates, they help simplify the prepress process, improving productivity and consistency.  Significantly higher solid ink density has been demonstrated in customer testing, without compromising on highlights. 

The plates are available globally for FAST/thermal and solvent processing and in engineered and smooth surfaces.  Additional Cyrel® EASY flexographic printing products are currently in development for the corrugated, beverage and folding carton markets.

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DuPont Packaging Graphics is one of the world’s leading suppliers of flexographic plate-making systems in digital and conventional formats, including DuPont Cyrel® photopolymer plates, Cyrel® FAST processing equipment and Cyrel® round sleeves, mounting and finishing products.  For more information about DuPont Packaging Graphics, please visit

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