- nyloflex®, also known as the nyloflex® FTH digital plate, is a new flat-top dot plate designed for flexible packaging printing.
- The new product is capable of printing with sharp highlight details owing to the product’s extremely hard durometer.
Flint Group (Flint), one of the world’s largest suppliers of the packaging & printing industry, has reportedly unveiled nyloflex® FTH digital plate, the company’s latest flat-top dot plate specifically designed for flexible packaging printing.
Reports cite, the nyloflex® plate is solvent-processed and incorporates a smooth surface which has been designed for use with surface screening, nyloflex® further offers a higher level of solid ink density & exceptional highlight performance for outstanding overall print results.
According to a press release by the Flint Group, nyloflex® FTH Digital Plate’s inherent dot surface with a flat top is obtained without using any extra processing steps or expending any consumable materials. Exposure with either LED UV-A lights or standard tube results in the formation of the desired surface on the plate. Moreover, the plate can be texturized using latest surface-screening technology to produce a customized pattern on the plate’s surface to address specific printer requirements.
Owing to these processes, the plate’s resulting micro-textured surface facilitates an exceptional ink laydown as well as an enhanced solid ink density on top of flexible foil substrates. Additionally, the new product, owing to its extremely hard durometer, is also capable of printing with sharp highlight details.
Reportedly, the plate’s optimized formulation is further capable of imparting special characteristics, which also includes Anti Ink Fill (AIF) properties, that allow for more clean running plates with an elevated press uptime as well as solvent resistance for a consistent print and for plates that last considerably longer.
According to reports, the new plates have been made commercially available in .067” (1.70 mm) & .045” (1.14 mm) standard thicknesses as well as in sizes of 50 x 80 inch (1270 x 2032 mm), 42 x 60 inch (1067 x 1524 mm) and 35 x 47 inch (900 x 1200 mm).