Flint Group Flexographic

Your reliable partner for photopolymer plates, sleeves and platemaking equipment

Flint Group Flexographic is currently the largest global supplier offering both flexographic and letterpress printing plates and is a leader in sleeve and adapter supply.

Flint Group Flexographic combines experience and the latest trends in technology. With more than five decades of research and development while supplying the packaging industry, we have become experts in flexo and letterpress printing.


Comprehensive expertise in packaging printing

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Whether for flexographic applications or direct or indirect letterpress applications our products meet every challenge. Our products are used for various applications:

  • Flexible packaging
  • Label printing
  • Corrugated board printing (postprint and preprint)
  • Coating
  • Print finishing
  • Security printing
  • Tubes, cups and cans printing
  • Pad printing
  • Hot moulding and embossing
  • Sheetfed gravure
  • Special applications

With the FlexoExpert, Flint Group Flexographic presents a three-step certification programme to provide nyloflex® plate makers with much more support for their daily business.

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The spotlight is on our customers - At Flint Group we work daily on all customer critical topics to satisfy our customers’ needs for ever improving cost and quality according to our key principles of
Better, Faster and Easier to use.

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Global presence

You can order our products from around the globe. The worldwide presence of Flint Group Flexographic is an added advantage.

  • Offices in Australia, Brazil, China, France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA
  • Technology Center in Germany, USA and China
  • Production sites in Germany and USA
  • Distributors in more than 100 countries

Our customers are the focus of everything we do. Our people, processes and systems are focused on consistent quality, with continuous service, cost, and technology improvements that create value for our customers.

Would you like to learn more about how Flint Group can help you to meet your  business goals? Do you have a technical question? Would you like to speak to a sales person? Or you just want to give us your feedback about our products, services or support?

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We strive for excellence in all we do through innovation and continuous improvement. Innovative products and solutions are and always have been key to the work of Flint Group Flexographic and its former companies. A phase gate process guides through all necessary activities, to turn a good idea into a successful product for our customers. Some of our innovations are the foundation of today’s packaging market.

  • In 1965 BASF launches the alcohol-washable nyloprint® plate, which becomes a synonym for photopolymer letterpress plate.
  • In 1978 BASF introduces the photopolymer flexo printing plates: nyloflex®
  • In 1988 the first ever chlorine-free washout solution for flexo platemaking was introduced: nylosolv®
  • In 1993: The first rotec® sleeve-on-sleeve mounting system paved the way for adapter technology.
  • In 1995 the first photopolymer digital flexo plate digiflex® was launched. Five years later digital flexo plates are available as nyloflex® Digital.
  • In 1998 the water-washable nyloflex® Sprint was developed.
  • In 2001 nyloflex® ACE, a hard durometer plate sets quality standards in flexo printing.
  • In 2003 the first ever digital letterpress printing plate nyloprint® WF 80 H Digital was developed and launched.
  • In 2004 the rotec® Omega technology for full sleeve surface conductivity was introduced. The rotec® Atlas Adapter with carbon fibre structure for highest printing performance enters the market. nyloflex® infinity technology for manufacturing seamless polymer sleeves was introduced at drupa.
  • In 2005 the first digital plate on aluminium base for print finishing was launched: the nyloflex® Gold A Digital.
  • In 2008 Flint Group Flexographic Products launches endless photopolymer sleeves nyloflex® ITR Thin and nyloflex® ITR Classic. And the nyloflex® Seal F Digital – the first photopolymer coating plate based on polyester foil for digital imaging – was introduced.
  • In 2009 the first ever digital gravure printing plate nyloprint® WSA 52 Digital enters the market. And nyloflex® FSC, the softest solid printing plate of the corrugated market was developed.
  • In 2010 an automation and standardisation printing plate processing line nyloflex® Automated Plate Processor was launched. And the nyloflex® NExT exposure technology – the smart solution to create Flat Top Dots and for surface screening – was launched.
  • In 2012 was the market launch of the new nyloflex® ACE plate – the new benchmark in flexographic printing.
  • In 2014 the nyloflex® NEF Digital, especially developed for the nyloflex® NExT technology was introduced.
  • In 2015 the first ever plate with inherently flat top dots and surface screening, the nyloflex® FTF Digital was launched – the easy way for flat top dots and surface screening. It was awarded with the FTA innovation award.
  • In 2016 the FlexoExpert certification programme for nyloflex® plate maker started. And the nyloflex® Xpress Thermal Processing System was launched first in North America afterwards in ROW.
  • In 2017 the rotec® Eco Bridge that improves the ease and speed of mounting plate sleeves was announced, as well as rotec® Smart and rotec® Smart Premium. Later on rotec® Ultra-Lightweigt Bridge entered the market. nyloflex® FTC Digital a Flat Top Dot plate for corrugated board found the ways into the portfolio.

Many of our ideas are based on our close relationship with our customers. You have an idea how a plate or printing form could improve your business? Get in touch with us: Contact form.

Quality is not based on luck – it is the result of accurate and professional work, optimised processes and constant learning and improvement. We use our excellent technical know-how to help our customers to further improve their quality. Here are some examples of what we do: