2615 Sinwa

Leading Chinese flexo plate trade shop, Sinwa, steps in the label printing business with letterpress plates

Added value for the industry with Flint Group’s nyloprint® Combination CW 50 x 70

In 2000, Sinwa, the leading Chinese flexo plate trade shop, was founded in Shanghai, one of the largest industrial cities worldwide. From its very outset, Sinwa has been committed to developing the flexographic industry in China. The company installed China’s first digital imager in order to push the boundaries of Flexo quality. In the meantime, they are operating from six domestic branches located in the very important and prospering cities of Shanghai, Dongguan, Qingdoa, Wuhan, Tianjin and Weifang - each of them serving its local markets. Customers benefit from experienced and well trained staff members offering optimal service and perfect plate quality. This excellent work has resulted in many major awards achieved from flexo competitions both in China and the United States.

Recently, Sinwa decided to expand its business into the letterpress area for label printing. Label printers with high quality demands continue to grow, whilst – coupled with the gradual decline of the film industry – the traditional letterpress plate technology faces more and more difficulties in meeting all of the labelling requirements. The move to meet precision and improved reproduction through digital platforms has provided opportunity for Sinwa with its many years of experience in the digital flexo plate-making process. Consequently, it was only a minor step to extend their value-adding service to letterpress customers by providing high-quality digital letterpress plates.

To meet this growing demand Sinwa purchased the compact all-in-one letterpress plate-making system, nyloprint® Combination CW 50 x 70 from Flint Group. The highly efficient and cost effective device combines an exposure with a washout and drying unit for the production of top-quality water washable letterpress plates. Programmed plate processing parameters and a temperature controlled washout section allow excellent process safety. A proven plush washout system prevents the fine elements from washing away, thus providing the reproduction of fine dots – in this way, and in combination with Flint Group’s nyloprint® WF 95 HD plate for label printing, the company meets the challenges on printing details required by the letterpress label printers.

“From the onset, Sinwa has been an innovation leader in the Chinese flexo printing market and offers outstanding products and services”, says QiHong-Magenta Zheng, General Manager Flint Group Flexographic Products China. He continues: “We are confident that with Flint Group’s unique letterpress plate technology and experience, the project will prove very successful.”


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