XSYS announces the introduction of nyloflex® FTV Digital, a high durometer photopolymer plate for flexographic printing of flexible packaging with solvent-based inks. Developed with flat dot technology and a smooth plate surface, the new formulation targets responsive brand printers seeking the highest quality printing on film-based substrates, offering maximum flexibility and increased productivity.
“Our customers are under constant pressure to deliver consistent print results faster and more efficiently,” he says. SimonTop, XSYS product manager. «with nyloflex® FTV Digital, XSYS presents the latest innovation in printing plates for high quality flexible packaging. In addition, the new plate does not require any changes to the existing digital solvent wash equipment or incur additional costs for ancillary equipment or consumables.”
When combined with standard lamp exposure, the nyloflex plate® FTV Digital achieves finer highlights, resulting in a wider tonal range and achieving "excellent ink densities on solids with shallow patterns." In printing, greater overall equipment efficiency can be achieved thanks to its AIF (anti-ink filling) technology for longer and cleaner print runs with solvent-based inks.
Since the new formulation is less prone to plate swell, its benefits also include less plate waste and longer press life. High uniformity and excellent repeatability are achieved thanks to the 1:1 image transfer on the plate, making it suitable for optional surface screening. The new plate works well with ThermoFlexX Woodpecker surface screening patterns, including Woodpecker Sharp and Nano, as well as being ideal for extended color gamut (ECG) printing.
Nyloflex® FTV Digital has been developed to achieve high quality, regardless of whether it is exposed using conventional lamps or UV-A LED light technology, before being processed in a solvent wash system. The formulation of the plate optimized for LEDs makes nyloflex® FTV Digital is suitable for exposure in the ThermoFlexX Catena-E unit, for greater overall equipment efficiency in platemaking.