Flat Top Corrugate Plate launched

17-07-13 - Flint Group launches nyloflex® FTC Digital for corrugated postprint with significant fluting reduction and outstanding print quality

- Inherently flat top flexo plate with excellent print quality on a variety of substrate types, from high to low quality liners

- Cost savings and increased productivity through quick press set-up, resulting in shortened start-up times and reduced waste

- Reduced complexity in an easy way, with increased reproducibility and consistency -

Stuttgart, Germany, 13 July, 2017 – Following “The Easy Way”, Flint Group Flexographic Products expands its product range with a further inherent flat top dot flexo plate, which provides significant fluting reduction on various corrugated boards from fine to rough flute. Holding the finest highlights, the nyloflex® FTC Digital plate offers outstanding print quality - sharp and defined elements with precisely reproduced text and codes, inviting printers to push the boundaries of print resolution in corrugated postprint. Furthermore, the new flexo plate features excellent ink transfer, resulting in very smooth solids with even ink laydown, which allows for high and consistent print quality on a variety of substrates.

“With a continuing trend for lower quality liners due to cost reasons, however, uncompromised requirements for quality printing, printers, retailers and brand owners demand good quality in corrugated postprint, both for superior liners and more challenging materials,” says Dr. Eva Freudenthaler, Vice President Technology, Flint Group Flexographic Products. “With the development of nyloflex® FTC plate, we therefore had two focal points with regard to print quality - to reduce the fluting effect across many different liner qualities and to further enhance the quality of fine highlight screens in corrugated postprint - while at the same time keeping it simple for the pre-press operation by providing a plate that can be processed like any normal digital printing plate.”

nyloflex® FTC Digital plate provides the benefits of flat top dots in an easy and efficient way by processing it like any standard digital plate - no additional equipment, processing steps or consumables required. Hence, the complexity of plate making is clearly simplified, while reproducibility and consistency is increased. The plate material displays the well-known durability, robustness, high ozone resistance and good storage capabilities that are standard for all nyloflex® printing plates.

On the press, the new inherent flat top dot flexo plate allows for great consistency due to less dot gain tolerances, higher wear resistance and print-run stability, also at increased press speeds. The nyloflex® FTC Digital Plate ensures a reduced bump-up and consistent dot gain over the entire print-run. In addition, the new flexo plate provides cost savings and increased productivity through quick press set-up, resulting in shortened start-up times and reduced waste.

The new photopolymer flexo printing plate, nyloflex® FTC Digital, will be available in several thicknesses, from 2.84 mm (.112”) up to 6.35 mm (.250”) as of July 2017.

Interested customers can request free test kits and a specially launched promotion box with print samples in 4c and 2c, printed with nyloflex® FTC Digital plate and waterbased ink from Flint Group, PremoNova® Base Board on different substrates, to illustrate the outstanding print quality via info.flexo@flintgrp.com or at www.flintgrp.com

The nyloflex® FTC Digital plate is further member for The Easy Way family, next to
nyloflex® FTF Digital, a flat top flexo plate for flexible packaging and winner of the 2016 Flexographic Technical Innovation Award. FTF stands for Flat Top Dot plate for Flexible Packaging and FTC stands for Flat Top Dot plate for Corrugated Postprint.