DuPont Advanced Printing Reaches Key Milestone with Cyrel® EASY Plate Technology

More Than 100 Global Customers Now Using Cyrel® EASY Plates

WILMINGTON, Del., April 21, 2016 – DuPont Advanced Printing (DuPont) announced today that more than 100 customers globally are successfully using DuPont Cyrel® EASY flexographic printing plates.  Launched in 2015, Cyrel® EASY plates simplify the prepress process with flat top digital dots that are built directly into the plates, resulting in increased productivity and consistency. 


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

“We are extremely pleased to have reached this significant milestone so quickly,” said Andy Kannurpatti, global marketing manager, DuPont Advanced Printing.  “With Cyrel® EASY, customers are able to deliver improved print quality while at the same time simplifying their workflow.”

Developed specifically for flexible packaging and tag and label, Cyrel® EASY plates are based on a new polymer technology that produces higher ink transfer, color saturation and resolution.  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 in engineered and smooth surfaces.  Additional Cyrel® EASY flexographic printing products are currently in development for the corrugated, beverage and folding carton markets.

Close customer collaboration has been instrumental in ensuring the Cyrel® EASY system delivers the needed quality and processing benefits.  “Thanks to high color-saturation and repeatability, Cyrel® EASY plates allow converters to produce jobs in flexography, which before was only possible with other printing systems.  Our converters using both flexography and gravure have made the direct comparison and confirm new Cyrel® EASY plates offer a better handling process,” said Massimo Cipolla, owner of Zincopar in Parma, Italy.

“At Hub Labels, we take pride in the amount of technological advances we have adopted within the past few years. The new Cyrel® EASY plate technology is another one of those advances, and it will definitely help our customers make a visual impact in their marketplace,” said Josiah Storer, graphics supervisor at Hub Labels in Hagerstown, Maryland.

“The results are sensational – it is now possible for us to offer higher quality with improved productivity. Our customers are extremely satisfied with the benefits of Cyrel® EASY. It´s really a top product on the market,” said Fidel Fernandes, director at Fotograv in São Paulo, Brazil.

DuPont Advanced Printing brings together leading technologies and products for the printing and package industries.  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.  Along with its printing technologies and products, DuPont also offers DuPont Izon® anti-counterfeit solutions and document security systems to corporate and government entities and DuPont Artistri® high-quality inks for consumer, commercial, office inkjet and textile printing applications.  For more information, visit;

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