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Asahi launches AFP-BFTH FlatTop flexographic plates


February 16, 2019
By PrintAction Staff

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Asahi Photoproducts describes its new AFP-BFTH plate as the only FlatTop flexographic plate with Clean Transfer Technology on the market, designed to facilitate kiss touch printing pressure. This new plate, available in hard, aims to fit seamlessly into any workflow and requires no special equipment, the company explains.

“The AFP-BFTH plate is the first plate with Clean Transfer Technology to boost solid ink homogeneity in printing,” says Dieter Niederstadt, Technical Marketing Manager at Asahi Photoproducts. “It also delivers consistent print quality throughout the run, with fewer press stops for plate cleaning. This adds up to increased productivity and throughput while significantly reducing waste.”

Niederstadt explains Asahi’s Clean Transfer Technology will help extend the range of applications flexographic printers can offer to their customers, including the ability to transfer more work from offset to flexo.

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Available in 1.14 mm and 1.7 mm versions, the AFP-BFTH digital flexo plates are developed for water-based, solvent-based, and UV ink systems. In combination with solid area micro-screening technologies, it is possible to achieve 100-percent homogenous solid area coverage without any visible substrate voids, it adds.