Asahi Photoproducts brings sustainability to Print4All in Milan

It will discuss the flexographic printing needs at the stand

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Asahi Photoproducts to participate in Print4All in Milan, focussing on flexo printing sustainability
Asahi Photoproducts to participate in Print4All in Milan, focussing on flexo printing sustainability

Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, reported it would feature solutions that increase flexo printing sustainability at the upcoming Print4All trade show. Scheduled for the 3-6 May 2022 at Fiera Milano, Print4All offers an opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in the world of print, including converting, package printing and labeling. At the show, Asahi Photoproducts will be located in Pavilion 9, Stand P17 – R18.

“We are looking forward to connecting with long-term customers and meeting new ones at this important in-person event,” says Andrea Belloli, Italian branch manager. “Visitors to our stand will reflect our dedication to sustainability, especially with our innovative line of water-washable CleanPrint flexo plates. We will be discussing their specific flexographic needs with visitors and will have experts on the stand that can recommend the best solutions for them moving forward. It is shaping up to be an exciting show.”

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No solvents are required for Asahi water-washable flexographic plates

Asahi AWP CleanPrint water-washable flexographic plates are processed without Voc-based washout solvents, they use less energy in the production process and deliver a faster time to press than Voc solvent-based plates. Asahi’s CleanPrint water-washable flexographic photopolymer plate technology’s ability to deliver high-quality print performance results from its engineered photopolymer chemistry design. The water-wash technology also features a low surface energy plate resulting in higher printing press efficiency and less printing wastage. These elements make them the most sustainable flexographic plates in the industry. In addition, AWP-DEW CleanPrint plates deliver extremely high-quality print due to their precise registration and ability to deliver perfect printing balance between highlights and solids.

Asahi will show two members of water-wash CleanPrint family

  • AWP-DEW plates deliver extremely high-quality print due to their best-in-class finest highlights and good balance with homogenous solids.
  • AWP-CleanFlat plates are our new out-of-the-box water-washable FlatTop plate solution with high-quality printing press consistency for longer runs, including the usage on abrasive substrates. The solution also delivers efficient print production, reduced print waste and good solid ink density.
  • At the same time, both plates result in a sustainable improvement of the printer’s carbon footprint, increasing print efficiency.

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