New letterpress plate from Xsys

Xsys has announced a new letterpress plate, the Nyloprint WS Pro Digital, a water-washable, steel-based plate that’s aimed at applications such as printing plastic tubes and cups, as well as metal cans and aerosols.

Dr Christian Pietsch, Global product manager for nyloprint, commented: “Our customers are under constant pressure to deliver consistent print results quicker, cheaper, and more efficiently, so they need us to continue innovating in this field to give them a competitive edge.”

This new plate has been optimised for LED inline exposure and brush washout. It’s said to be more sensitive to UVA LED exposure than the market standard and so can be processed faster on inline UV units. It will work with most types of processors regardless of manufacturer, including ThermoFlexX TFxX imagers that have been fitted with a Hybrid drum

Xsys says that it uses a high grade steel that should make this plate less prone to kinks and irreversible bending thanks to a plate hardness of 71 on the Shore D scale. This should allow for long print runs at high speed, which in turn should lead to reduced plate waste. 

The WS Pro D is suitable for dry offset, rotary letterpress, imprinting units and special-purpose printing presses. It can hold resolution up to 10,160 dpi and has a tonal range of 1-98 percent. It is available in four thicknesses, including 0.73mm, 0.83mm, 0.94mm and 0.95mm. 

Pietsch added: “Nyloprint WS Pro D presents a significant leap in productivity and efficiency, offering invaluable benefits to converters. This advancement empowers them to expedite product delivery without compromising on top-tier quality. Driven by its proven durability on the press, it not only reduces operational costs but also minimizes waste generation. This sustainability-conscious approach aligns seamlessly with the objectives of brand owners.”

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