Hard wearing and durable, direct laser engravable printing plates for flexo

Laser Dot Flexo printing plate has been specially formulated with Flexo printers in mind.

What are the key charactoristics you need in your printing and printing form?

Good ink transfer, for smooth consistent solid
Consistent dot gains in highlight
Easy to process plates using digital data
Long lifetime for long print runs
Ability to be cleaned, stored and re-used again and again

Laser Dot, engravable elastomer plates can provide all these. Benefits such as Ink Transfer, solvent resistance, press durability, damage resistance are fundamental elements of the plate design.

Plate compound: “Black Diamond” & "Blue Azure" compounds are high performance Elastomer rubber materials, suitable for use in a wide variety of flexo printing applications. Black Diamond is a high chemical/solvent resistent compound, resistant to the majority of solvents used in flexible film printing. Blue Azure is a natural blended rubber compound, suitable for a wide variety of paper, on-woven, carton & board printing.

Plate hardnessDurometer: Available from 50 to 75 Shore A

Laser engraving: Consistent and high resolution Direct laser engraving performance, using both Co2 and Fiber lasers (Black Diamond only).

Dot Resolution: Capable of supporting 10 um dots, which relates to Flexo screens of 80l/cm (200 L/in), 0.5% tone.

Plate Structure: Flexo plates can be supplied in a variety of constructions, both with or without cushion layers and adhesive backings, giving the possibility to eliminate the use of expensive cushion tape.

Ink Transfer: Gives excellent ink transfer using solvent, UV and water based inks, on to a wide variety of film and paper substrates.

Thickness: All Laser Dot plates are currently available in thicknesses from 1.14 to 2.84 mm +/- 0.015mm, to suit specific plate/tape packages.

Contact Lead Lasers for more information about  Laser Dot plate to suit your needs.


The advantage of Direct Computer to Print

The advantage of Direct Computer to Print

Fast overall process with a simple digital workflow.

Total digital dot creation controls dot shape, relief depth and dot height

Direct engraving of ITR seamless continuous sleeves

Direct engraving eliminates washout and drying process

Perfect registration of plates and sleeves

'Cal-Kwik' automatic material calibration for engraving Polymer or Elastomer

'Perfect Balance' automatically re-balances the print form for high-speed printing