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Flint Group has launched  flat top dot flexo plate, which they claim to provide significant fluting reduction on various corrugated boards from fine to rough flute.
The new photopolymer flexo printing plate, nyloflex FTC digital plate provides the benefits of flat top dots by processing it like any standard digital plate - no additional equipment, processing steps or consumables required. It is available in several thicknesses, from 2.84 mm (.112”) up to 6.35 mm (.250”) as of July 2017.
“With a continuing trend for lower quality liners due to cost reasons, however, uncompromised requirements for quality printing, printers, retailers and brand owners demand good quality in corrugated postprint, both for superior liners and more challenging materials,” says Dr. Eva Freudenthaler, vice president Technology, Flint Group. “With the development of nyloflex FTC Plate, we therefore had two focal points with regard to print quality - to reduce the fluting effect across many different liner qualities and to further enhance the quality of fine highlight screens in corrugated postprint - while at the same time keeping it simple for the pre-press operation by providing a plate that can be processed like any normal digital printing plate.”