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Flint Group presents platemaking solutions at Labelexpo Americas

August 30, 2018
By PrintAction Staff


Flint Group’s Flexographic division will highlight the nyloflex Xpress Thermal Processing System with its latest plate addition, the nyloflex XVH Digital plate, a new hard durometer plate with a flat top surface at Labelexpo Americas 2018. It can be used as-is or further tailored with the use of surface screening. The thermally-processed printing plate, Flint says, provides “extraordinary detail” that rivals the quality of solvent-processed plates.

To expand Flint Group’s offering for the label market, the nyloprint WF SHARP will be launched at the show. The water-washable, film-based plate for the high-end label market is suitable for all types of processing equipment with a flexible polyester base.
Also on display will be the rotec Eco Bridge, an adapter for use on flexographic printing presses and plate-mounting equipment. It features a breathable metal ring designed to create an air pillow around the entire circumference of the adapter for easy mounting of sleeves. Flint explains the adapter uses 90 percent less volume of compressed air, resulting in reduced noise and cost savings. As well, the rotec High Performance Sleeve will be presented at the show. It incorporates new easy-mount technology designed to increase the ease and speed of mounting sleeves on press, improving productivity by making on-press job changes faster and smoother. Developed with a compressible surface to help reduce press bounce, the rotec High Speed Sleeve aims to help printers increase press speeds by 30 to 80 percent.