DuPont will show a "simple and relatively inexpensive" workflow enhancement for its Cyrel DigiFlow flexo CTP system at Drupa that gives the ability to select the ideal dot structure depending on application.

The launch follows Esko's announcement last week of Pixel+, "an optical, electronic and screening enhancement for HD Flexo imaging to support flat-top dot creation", which the manufacturer said was aimed at partners including DuPont DigiCorr and DigiFlow, MacDermid Lux and Flint NExT.

DuPont said the upgrade, which will be demonstrated on its stand in Dusseldorf (C24, Hall 8b), would deliver superior print quality and productivity to Cyrel DigiFlow users.

It is said to offer 1:1 image reproduction, extended colour gamut, the ability to switch between standard and hybrid dots and higher solid ink densities with no additional plate-making steps. It is compatible with CDI and HD Flexo products.

"Higher quality at higher speed is our focus, and the enhanced capabilities of the new Cyrel DigiFlow system continue to provide our customers with a competitive advantage," said Tracy Lunt, global technical manager, DuPont Packaging Graphics.

Meanwhile, DuPont has announced a global price increase for all Cyrel products, including Cyrel photopolymer plates, Cyrel FAST processing equipment, and Cyrel round sleeves, mounting and finishing products.

The net increase is up to 5%, depending on the product, and the global price hike will come into effect from 2 April 2012. DuPont Packaging Graphics said that it "continued to pursue manufacturing productivity improvements and cost reduction initiatives to offset higher raw materials costs".