Flint Group Printing Plates launched its new nyloflex infinity technology for manufacturing of seamless polymer sleeves. For the first time, this unique technology allows repro houses and printers to produce seamless polymer sleeves, in-house and just-in-time.
In a three-step process, the sleeve is produced on the nyloflex infinity equipment line starting from conventional mounting sleeves and tapes using the specially developed nyloflex π h flexo plate. Within less than an hour, a seamless polymer sleeve is accomplished, ready for coating with a laser ablative black mask, followed by digital imaging and conventional round processing. The flexibility of the production process allows the build-up of the sleeve and the polymer width to be adjusted to meet the specific requirements of the print job.