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  • 20 Jul 2021

Asahi unveils AWP CleanFlat flexo plate

Asahi Photoproducts has unveiled its new AWP CleanFlat FlatTop out-of-the-box water-washable flexo plate with CleanPrint technology

Asahi Photoproducts has unveiled its new AWP CleanFlat FlatTop out-of-the-box water-washable flexo plate with CleanPrint technology at the recent SinoFlex show in Asia, focusing on flexible packaging.

Asahi also displayed its range of CleanPrint plates available for a wide range of applications and substrates and developed to transfer the remaining ink to the printed substrate, reducing press stops for plate cleaning.

‘We were extremely pleased with the warm reception by attendees of our line of CleanPrint plates, especially the AWP CleanFlat water-washable FlatTop plate that made its worldwide debut at the show,’ commented Ryo Ichihashi, manager at ASEM China. ‘All across Asia, flexographic printing operations are looking for more sustainable platemaking processes as focus increases on reducing their carbon footprint. Asahi’s line of CleanPrint plates ticks all the boxes in this regard.’

The Asahi AWP CleanFlat FlatTop plate with CleanPrint technology is used out of the box with no particular workflow or equipment required. CleanFlat plates are compatible with standard workflows, including UV bank light tubes, UV Led or full HD exposure systems, as well as modern microcell screening technologies.

‘Visitors to our stand were pleased to see how extensive Asahi’s CleanPrint line is with CleanPrint plates now available for just about any flexographic application,’ concluded Ichihashi. 

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