When a plate must withstand enormous stress and yet meet high standards of printing quality- as is required of a flexo plate in printing heavy-duty bags and in areas of printing corrugated and solid board - the AFP-ER plate fits the bill.
Its shore hardness ensures long run life even with highly abrasive printing materials while the printing quality will remain consistent.
The wide exposure latitude of the AFP-ER plate can be relied on for optimum anchoring of image elements like 3% tone and isolated lines of 250µm even with a relief depth of 3mm (0.118") . At the same time, intermediate depths form perfectly, and the relief turns out with steep shoulders.
Wide exposure latitude
Optimum intermediate depth
Steep relief shoulders
Short processing time
Excellent ink transfer
thicknesses 3.94mm; 4.70mm; 5.00mm; 6.35mm; 7.00mm
or 0.155"; 0.185"; 0.197"; 0.250"; 0.276"
solvents The AFP-ER plate is suitable for use with flexo inks based on alcohole
or water. It is permissible to use solvent mixtures containing a limited
amount of active solvents (ethyl acetate content-preferably under 10%).
plates AFP-ER plates should be stored at a room temperature of 5-25°C
and relative humidity of 55%.