Flint Group Introduces Thermal Flat Top Dot Plate for Flexible Packaging Printing
The unique texturized surface of nyloflex® XFH Digital plates requires no surface screening to produce beautiful, dense solids on flexible packaging and can be imaged at high speed at any resolution. Besides exceptional ink transfer which reduces pinholing, uniform vignettes with soft highlight fades and even tones are effortlessly achieved. Combined with the nyloflex® Xpress thermal processing system which eliminates all solvent handling and plate drying time, plates will be ready for press – from imaging to finishing – in under one hour.
Plates may be exposed using any standard flexo plate exposure unit and imaged with any laser system suitable for imaging flexo printing plates. There are no additional consumable items or software required to attain the flat top dot structure and texture on the plate. nyloflex® XFH Digital plates are specifically designed for the nyloflex® Xpress thermal processing system.
The superior resistance to solvent makes the plates more durable, which also contributes to our customers’ sustainability efforts since they are able to reuse the plates in many instances – so it’s a win-win option for them,” Fronczkiewicz concludes. “As a result, the plates stay much cleaner during printing, reducing stops and increasing press uptime, and they have outstanding solvent resistance which improves color consistency over long runs. “Printers will especially appreciate the anti-ink fill (AIF) technology that we put into the XFH plates,” explains P.J. Fronczkiewicz, Product Manager Flint Group Flexographic.
mm) sizes. Plates are commercially available in .045” (1.14 mm) and .067” (1.70 mm) standard thicknesses and in 35 x 47 in. (900 x 1200 mm), 42 x 60 in. (1067 x 1524 mm) and 50 x 80 in. (1270 x 2032