Xsys introduces Nyloflex FTV Digital

Xsys has announced a new flexo plate, the Nyloflex FTV Digital, a hard durometer photopolymer plate designed for printing high end flexible packaging. 

It’s a polyester film plate that has a light blue colour in its raw state. It’s available in two thicknesses. This includes 1.14mm, which reaches plate hardness of 80 on the Shore A scale, with a thicker 1.70mm version that has plate hardness of 73 on the Shore A scale.

It produces flat-top dots with a smooth plate surface that should lead to high quality results on film substrates. It’s said to be able to hold fine highlight dots down to 0.8 percent at 60L/cm for a wide tonal range combined with solid ink densities. It can hold fine lines down to 20 microns.

It uses anti-ink filling technology that should lead to longer print runs with less need for cleaning. It uses a new formulation that is less prone to plate swelling, which should cut down on plate waste and lead to longer durability on press. It’s capable of high consistency and excellent repeatability due to the 1:1 image transfer on the plate. The new plate works with the ThermoFlexX Woodpecker surface screening patterns, including Woodpecker Sharp and Nano. It’s also said to be suitable for extended gamut printing 

The Nyloflex FTV D can be used with both solvent based and UV inks. It’s optimised for exposure via LED but can also be exposed using conventional UV-A tube lights. It can be processed in a solvent washout system.

Simon Top, product manager at Xsys, commented: “With the Nyloflex FTV Digital, Xsys has introduced the latest plate innovation for the printing of high-end flexible packaging. Moreover, the new plate does not require any changes to existing solvent digital washout processing equipment or any additional costs from auxiliaries or consumables.”

You can find further details from xsysglobal.com


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