Calculate OEE gains online with Creation

February 11, 2019

Packaging Solutions


Specialist packaging artwork, reprographics, plate and screen producer, Creation, has launched a new Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) calculator to enable printers to discover the benefits of using Asahi AWP water washable photopolymer flexo plates for themselves.



Matt Francklow, owner of Creation, said: ‘While brands are seeking sustainable solutions, our water washable plate is a great choice but more importantly, there are significant operational efficiency benefits in using Asahi AWP. We felt that it was important to demonstrate these benefits by making it quick and easy to calculate what a typical saving could be by switching over.


‘We have launched a new online OEE calculator where the printer simply needs to insert their typical set up and run scenario and it will calculate the average OEE improvement they should expect switching to the Asahi AWP plate. And, it is not to be underestimated! We are seeing OEE gains of more than 30% for printers so we have tried to spell it out in black and white what can be achieved.’


Paul Chant, branch manager, Asahi Photoproducts UK , commented: ‘Matt and the team at Creation do a great job of promoting the performance of the Asahi AWP plate solution and were pioneers in delivering it in to the UK market. Providing this type of support tool online is invaluable in helping both Asahi and Creation demonstrate to customers the potential improvements they could be making to drive their print performance and competitive advantage.’


Asahi AWP flexo plates eliminate the need for high temperatures or VOC solvents in the washout process and deliver precise plate to plate registration with reduced odour in the plate making process. With excellent ink transfer for superlative ink coverage and consistent plate reproduction for precise registration and job to job consistency, Asahi AWP adds the additional benefit of reduced make ready with fast run up to colour due to dot stability and predictability.


To calculate your OEE improvement potential utilising Asahi AWP from Creation, please visit

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