The CRON HDI Flexo 1600 sets an astonishing new price point for large format Flexo imagers, whilst delivering the same high-quality imaging as all CRON devices. Its unique yet simple design allows minimum handling of the plate material, minimising waste without any compromise in quality. The HDI 1600 covers an extensive range of wide-format applications such as flexible packaging, corrugated and folding carton printing, supporting the common large plate size of 1524 x 1067mm, nevertheless maintaining a convenient compact footprint.

The HDI Flexo 1600 comes with a built-in plate loading platform, while semi-automated plate loading further simplifies machine operation. The easy operation avoids plate damage, while the drum automatically sets balance block positioning for optimum drum stability.

The HDI Flexo 1600 is an excellent low-cost solution for high-quality plate production, supporting thermal film, digital polyester-back flexo and letterpress plates. As with all CRON HDI devices, this model is available in four variants with resolutions from 4000 to 9600 dpi and an exposure speed of 1.3 to 5.7 square metres per hour, (dependent on plate sensitivity).

Key Technologies

Highly refined external drum

Constant temperature and dual-cooling system

Built-in dedusting system

Dynamic balancing system

V-shape guide

State-of-the-art linear magnetic drive scanning system

Leak-proof drum vacuum channel system

Semi-conductor Multiple Fibre Array and Optical Imaging Technology

Model HDI-1600S HDI-1600S+ HDI-1600H HDI-1600H+
Max size
Min size
Resolution 4000 - 5080dpi 4000 - 9600dpi
Laser wavelength 830nm
Speed 1.3m²/h 3.2m²/h 5.7m²/h
Plate loading Semi-automatic loading
Plate type Thermal Film, Digital Polyester-back Flexo and Letterpress plates
Plate thickness 0.10mm - 3.94mm
Footprint Dimension 2315 x 1150 x 1175 mm (W x L x H)