Asahi Photoproducts will launch new flat top flexographic plates during the first half of 2019. The AFP-BFTH plate will feature clean transfer technology which is designed to facilitate kiss touch printing pressure. This new plate, available in hard, requires no special equipment.

‘The AFP-BFTH plate is the first plate with clean transfer technology to boost solid ink homogeneity in printing,’ said Dieter Niederstadt, technical marketing manager at Asahi. ‘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. Asahi’s clean transfer technology has found great market reception in our line of water-washable plates, and we are now excited to be extending this capability to other plate categories in our portfolio. Not only will this help flexographic printers increase productivity, but it will also extend the range of applications they can offer to their customers, including the ability to transfer more work from offset to flexo.’