Flint Group Flexographic Products released the new and easy Nyloflex Flat Top Dot plate for Flexible Packaging.
The new flexo plate provides flat top dots by simply processing it like any standard digital plate; no change, no additional equipment, processing step or consumable item is required. A special, textured plate surface eliminates the need for time consuming surface screening. The texture of the plate provides an even ink laydown and increases solid ink density with just a standard resolution of 2400 or 2540 dpi. Following the easy way allows achieving a significant reduction in complexity and increased efficiency in the prepress and plate making process. The nyloflex FTF Digital is the first commercially available product providing such unique features.
Nyloflex FTF Digital plates display the advantages of flat top dot geometry, such as less dot gain variation resulting in improved production consistency, as well as a reduced bump-up, while reaching the first stable tonal values of e.g., 1.2% at 60 L/cm (152 lpi) thus increasing image contrast. Extensive field trials showed a significant improvement of the typical trail edge void effect with the use of the Nyloflex® FTF Digital plate.
The new photopolymer flexo printing plate, Nyloflex® FTF Digital, will be available to the market in the thicknesses of 1.14mm (.045") and 1.70mm (.067") in July 2015.