Fujifilm has come up with an advanced new water-washable flexo plate, Flenex FW forlabel converters, who can benefit from this high quality and low cost-in-use flexo plate. Flenex FW is a photopolymer plate containing a special rubber-based compound that is not oxygen sensitive, thus minimizing the effect oxygen has on the dot shape.
Flenex guarantees reduced dot gain and better ink transfer for cleaner and brighter print results. The plate delivers longer runs for label converters while producing a consistent 200 lpi at 4,400 dpi, 1% flattop process dot structure for high quality. Improved durability and reduction in plate swell are the other benefits offered by the new Flenex FW plate.
Flenex FW reduces platemaking processing time to less than 40 minutes, 3 times faster than leading solvent systems and 1.5 times faster than the current thermal and water-wash technologies. This enables label businesses to increase the number of plates they can
produce in a given time, and to achieve faster turnaround. Flenex FW eliminates the expense of higher-cost solvent and thermal processors, as well as potential upcharges on associated consumables. The plate has been very well received in the US and Europe since its introduction.