Moscow-based Dis-Trade has signed up as an official distributor of Asahi Photoproducts flexographic plates in Russia.
The company, which has five employees, has extensive experience in flexographic printing. The agreement gives Dis-Trade the right to distribute the full range of Asahi plates across the entire country.
Anatoly Arshinnikov, Dis-Trade business development manager, said: ‘In making our decision about which flexo plates to distribute, we conducted a complete market analysis.
‘The quality of these plates speaks for itself. For example, Asahi plates have proven to be stable using cationic inks. We were also impressed with the results reported by the American firm, Gateway Packaging, with an increase in overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) of 53 percent. Plus, many of our customers already have experience with Asahi plates and are very satisfied with their performance.’