Asahi Photoproducts – The Clean Transfer Technology

The AWP water-washable flexo plate with Clean Transfer Technology (Source: Asahi Photoproducts)

BELGIUM • A feature of many of the company’s flexo printing plates, Clean Transfer Technology enables a clean ink transfer and prevents ink accumulating on the plate surfaces and shoulders in screen areas.

According to Asahi Photoproducts, this leads to fewer cleaning intervals and reduced press downtime, as well as significant quality improvements. Precise plate register ensures very high quality process printing with a fixed colour palette, minimizing the need to use and manage spot colour inks.

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Clean Transfer Technology allows a kiss-touch printing pressure setting. It makes use of low plate surface tension, made possible by a specially engineered Asahi polymer chemistry, to inhibit liquid flow. The ink forms a globule, with a large contact angle and high pinning point. This results in a cleaner and more homogeneous ink transfer from plate to substrate.

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