The newest member of Flint Group’s line of flat top dot plates is the Nyloflex FTH Digital Plate that “provides greater versatility for meeting the highest standards in flexible packaging printing.” A solvent-processed plate with a smooth surface designed for use with surface screening, the new flexo plate features “high solid ink density and superb highlight performance for ultimate overall print results,” said the company. The inherent flat top dot surface is achieved without additional processing steps or consumables. Exposure with either standard tube or LED UV-A light results in a flat top dot surface on the plate, which can be texturized with the latest surface screening technology to create a customized surface pattern to meet the specific requirements of the printer. The resulting micro-textured surface of the plate provides excellent ink laydown and improved solid ink density on flexible foil substrates, Flint Group added.
The Nyloflex FTH Digital Plate prints with extremely sharp highlight detail due to the very hard durometer of the plate. Its optimized formula imparts special characteristics, including Anti-Ink Fill (AIF) properties, which allow for cleaner running plates with increased press uptime and excellent solvent resistance, for longer lasting plates and consistent print results. Extended print runs, fewer stops and the ability to reuse plates will reduce waste and offer additional cost-saving advantages. Plates are commercially available in .045” (1.14 mm) and .067” (1.70 mm) standard thicknesses and in 35″ x 47″ (900 x 1,200 mm), 42″ x 60″ (1,067 x 1,524 mm), and 50″ x 80″ (1,270 x 2,032 mm) sizes.