Solutions for flexo- and rotary screen printing
UP Flex Plate
BRING FLEXO PRINTING TO THE NEXT LEVEL
The delicate balance between equipment and consumable
No one else than you knows better that high quality flexo printing requires from you managing the delicate balance between the right equipment and using the right consumables. Therefore, to support you in achieving your high printing quality objectives, UPrint Technologies has developed an aligned solutions concept for better flexo printing:
AKK Cosmos Flexo for Direct Laser Engraving
- AKK Cosmos Flexo for Direct Laser Engraving of
- UP Flex Plate
- Flexoclean Flexo Plate Cleanser
UP Flex Plate Application
UP-Flex Plate, powered by UPrint Technologies, is an elastomer printing material for that reason developed for use in flexo printing. That is why its typically applications are found in flexible packaging, labels and also in tissue printing.
Additionally combined with the direct laser engraving solution of AKK Cosmos Flexo, you will create a standardized flexo plate making process, with guaranteed reproducibility.
More benefits of this plate are that you will realize:
- sharp as well as crisp printed letter type
- both sharp as well as crisp printed ® and © mark
- hence perfect registration
- above all excellent color management
UP-Flex Plate offers longevity in printing, optimum ink transfer as well as high print quality and is solvent resistant. Besides a sheet UP-Flex Plate is also available on a roll. UP-Flex Plate is to this end aligned with the AKK Cosmos Flexo direct laser technology, with an unrivaled resolution of 5,080 dpi.
A one of a kind industrialized Flexo Plate making process consisting of only four process steps
Once you choose for UP-Flex Plate combined with AKK Cosmos Flexo you also choose for a standardized four-step flexo printing plate making process:
As a first step the UP-Flex Plate is mounted onto the print sleeve or cylinder. Since you can engrave the plate directly on sleeve or cylinder, precise mounting of the UP-Flex Plate is not needed.
During the next step engraving is done in register when using the AKK Cosmos Flexo laser solution. The plate is immediately fit to register (no further registration is needed).
Following engraving of the plate, you only need to rinse the plate with water. Because a filter will out coarse particles, residual water is harmless
Finally the plate is ready to print. UP-Flex Plate is reusable, storable and can also be disposed eco-friendly (considered normal household waste).
A competitive edge
Finally you have an alternative to offer your customers a competitive edge in displaying their outstanding state of the art packaging, with the highest print quality at high production efficiency, short time to press and at the lowest price.
For the purpose of cleaning your UP Flex Plate, UPrint recommends using a dedicated FlexoClean Flexo Plate Cleaning cleanser to achieve the best cleaning results without abrasing your plate or sleeve.
Plate mounting (process step 1)
Plate engraving (process step 2)
Rinsing of plate (process step 3)
|Material||EPDM / Elastomer Black|
|Shore A||65 Shore A / 80 Shore A|
|Compressibility||1.14 mm (135 N/cm2 >_ 0.03mm)*|
|Plate Thickness||0.045″ – 0.250″|
|Maximum width of plate||50″|
|Maximum length of roll||9.5 meters|
|Roughness||Ra : 0.9 micron|
*suitable for UV curing inks, solvent-based inks, alcohol-based inks, as well as water-based inks.