Asahi Showcasing New Technology


Asahi Photoproducts will exhibit its AWP family of water-washable flexographic plate solutions featuring Clean Transfer Technology, including its new AWP-DEW plate with washout speeds 2.5 times faster than previous plates, making it ideal for on-demand platemaking and a more efficient flexographic operation in even the busiest plants.

The company will exhibit its portfolio at Labelexpo Americas 2018, scheduled from 25-27 September.

‘At the show, we will be demonstrating flexographic print samples printed using AWP plates imaged on an Esko Crystal XPS system whose simultaneous UV main and back exposure produces highly consistent digital flexo plates,’ said Makoto Nagata, sales manager overseas for Asahi. ‘We are looking forward to welcoming visitors and sharing information about the possibilities created with the quick, consistent, and highest quality creation of plates using the Asahi AWP family of plates.’

Asahi’s AWP Clean Transfer technology provides a viable alternative to conventional flexo printing plates. Its water washable printing plate technology does not require high temperatures or VOC-based solvents. It provides high register accuracy, making it particularly suitable for printing with a fixed colour palette and enabling odourless production. In addition to saving time and money and reducing waste, it also supports energy savings, while assuring exceptional quality and brilliant prints with significant improvement in overall equipment efficiency (OEE) compared to traditional flexo plates. All of this delivers the most efficient flexographic printing plates in balance with the environment, resulting high quality printed materials.

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