During the past years, the demands for a flexo printing plate have changed significantly; the plates have to be more and more specialized and adapted to the substrate as well as inks. Flint Group Flexographic Products meets these requirements by introducing the high durometer flexographic printing plate, nyloflex ACE UP Digital. The new plate is especially designed for use with water -ased inks in corrugated preprint and aseptic packaging printing, and it’s also suitable for UV flexo printing.
Field tests have demonstrated that the new printing plate provides a superior printing quality. The excellent ink transfer, especially on paper and rough substrates, results in high ink density and homogenous, smooth solids. Defined highlight areas, text and line work as well as barcodes are sharply defined. The plate displays a long run life and stability in printing, which results in a significantly increased efficiency. The low surface tack ensures a reduced attraction of paper dust and dirt, enhancing productivity and durability of the plate. It also allows stacking of the clichés without interleaves, thus further improving the storage properties.
The new digital photopolymer printing plate, nyloflex ACE UP Digital will be available to the market by the middle of February 2014.