The FXC - Innaugural Opening

Founding partners SOMA and MacDermid Graphics Solutions, along with 31 industry partners recently successfully held The Flexo Xperience Center (FXC) Inaugural Open House. The nearly 200 key guests, a ‘who’s who’ of people involved in the business and advancement of flexographic printing, were able to witness a SOMA Optima² press demo with live job changeover showing how fast the process can be.

The FXC is the first and only flexography-focused center to explain the print story from start to finish, from the latest prepress software, plate and print analysis technologies, thermal and solvent platemaking systems, and liquid photopolymer platemaking equipment. The extensive cooperation between partners can help any company involved in flexo and packaging—pre-media suppliers, printers, converters, brands, CPGs, students and educational institutions—explore state-of-the-art solutions. The SOMA Optima² flexo press expands the facility to include product benchmarking, print trials, hands-on press training, print application research, and print troubleshooting.

“SOMA’s goal has always been to play a significant role in the advancement of flexo printing, acknowledging that our influence is one part in an industry-wide effort,” comments Pavla Kusa, SOMA Commercial Director. “SOMA’s request is very simple: Challenge us. It is an unprecedented venue to allow all of us to explore new ways to move flexo forward. We sincerely believe that ‘the next big flexo innovation‘ will come out of The FXC.”

A short video of the event can be seen below. More information is available at Those who wish to schedule a visit at The FXC can do so at

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