(L-R) Mark Gration, YRG group managing director and Paul Chant, Asahi Photoproducts UK branch manager


York Repro-Graphic Group has adopted the Asahi AWPTM flexographic plate system for its clients using the fixed colour palette printing process. 

Designed for high quality print performance, the AWP water wash plate can hold extremely small stable dots, providing environmental and waste reduction benefits.

‘We are seeing growing demand for packaging produced using the fixed colour palette printing process,’ said Mark Gration, group managing director at York Repro-Graphic Group (YRG). ‘But to achieve the quality that brand owners demand requires precise registration. That’s why we chose to use Asahi AWP water washable plates for those clients using fixed colour palette printing.’

YRG plans to further develop its in-plant platemaking services at customer printing sites. ‘This will enable us to help our clients further reduce turn times in the plate-to-press process to meet the needs of the changing market environment,’ said Mr Gration. ‘The Asahi AWP system’s ease of use and environmental friendliness will be an important factor in moving this process closer to press operations.’