Catena-E 80

High performance LED exposure technology for precise image reproduction


Highest Quality Flat Top Dot plates. ThermoFlexX Catena-E uses latest technology high-power LED’s to eliminate oxygen effects in flexo plate making. Catena-E provides precise image reproduction and fine relief elements for the highest possible flexo print quality. Perfect for imaging the finest Surface Micro Structures such as Woodpecker Nano.

Controlled enclosed environment. Catena-E systems feature an automatic cover to keep dust away from the plate. Catena-E has a fully controlled internal environment with air conditioning, air extraction and flow to ensure truly consistent exposures from plate to plate, year to year.

Super stable long-life LED's. Extremely stable LEDs are used. They are fully tested to 10,000 operating hours and beyond. The LED’s are instantaneously stable, thus no warm-up time is necessary.

Auto-calibration for even greater consistency. Both main and back exposure LED output intensity are automatically monitored and adjusted. Comprehensive records can be kept for plate QC purposes. Should LED replacement be found necessary, modules are reasonably priced and easy to replace with basic training. This ensures the highest possible levels of exposure consistency coupled with low cost of ownership.

Fast exposures all LAM's plates. Powerful LEDs and full coverage back exposure ensure that Catena-E is fast enough to keep pace with our ThermoFlexX 80-D imager, even for the thickest plates (7 mm).

OPEN, choose how You use Catena-E. Catena-E presents the opportunity for total optimisation of main and back plate exposure. Users can choose to have a Flint Group technician finalise and secure settings for the easiest of operation. Or, with training, experienced users can fine tune their own parameters to add value through their own expertise. YOU’RE THE DRIVER!

Full in-line automation. Catena-E 80 can be added to existing or new ThermoFlexX 80 or 60 imaging systems. The unique Rover plate moving system and bridge are required to provide fully automatic imaging and exposure. After removing the cover sheet, no plate handling is necessary until the exposed plate is available for wash-out. Labour and plate waste (damage) are saved by avoiding operator intervention through the most sensitive stages of the flexo plate making process.

Specifications Catena-E 80 equipment.

discover the ThermoFlexX Catena-E 80 in operation:

Vacuum Slider Concept

No other digital imager offers the unique Vacuum Slider Concept (VSC). Based on smart design, printers can insert the plate in the advanced clamping system and slide the vacuum setting toward the plate edge, and they are done! No more need for special tape constructions or cutting plates to fit dedicated vacuum zones, thus, allowing the use of cut-off scraps!

DPI exposure

The Xeikon ThermoFlexX solutions are unique in their use of 5080 PPI resolution, resulting in:

  • Smaller screen dots resulting in finer details
  • Cleaner mid-tones
  • Sharper text, lines, barcodes and QR codes
  • Capability to reproduce full image contrast, due to the abundance of gray levels even at high-screening levels.


Xeikon ThermoFlexX imagers are designed for smooth and productive operation. The advanced clamping system facilitates ergonomic and easy plate mounting. The standard vacuum drum and optional hybrid vacuum/magnetic drum assure accurate plate positioning and optimal exposure of flexo and letterpress plates. The integrated display enables fast, user friendly and reliable control of the imager.

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