Solutions for flexo- and rotary screen printing

UP Flex Plate

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 tools. To support you in achieving your high printing quality objectives, UPrint Technologies has developed an aligned range of solutions for flexo printing:

AKK Cosmos Flexo for Direct Laser Engraving

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 exclusively developed for use in flexo printing. That is why its typically applications are found in flexible packaging, labels and tissue printing.

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 UP-Flex Plate are that you realize:

  •   sharp and crisp printed letter type
  •   sharp and crisp printed ® and © mark
  •   perfect registration
  •   excellent color management

UP-Flex Plate offers longevity in printing, optimum ink transfer and high print quality and is solvent resistant. UP-Flex Plate is available as a sheet or on a roll. UP-Flex Plate is 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:

Step 1.
The UP-Flex Plate is mounted onto the print sleeve or cylinder. Precise mounting of the UP-Flex Plate after engraving process in no longer needed (direct on sleeve/cylinder engraving)

Step 2.
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)

Step 3.
After engraving of the UP-Flex Plate, you only need to rinse the plate with water. Filter out of coarse particles, residual water is harmless

Step 4.
Ready to print. UP-Flex Plate is reusable, storable and can be disposed eco-friendly (considered normal household waste).

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.

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)

Technical Data 

Material Properties
MaterialEPDM / Elastomer Black
Shore A65 Shore A / 80 Shore A
Compressibility1.14 mm (135 N/cm2 >_ 0.03mm)*

Back0.007″ Polyester
Plate Thickness0.045″ – 0.250″
Plate width50″
Plate length9.5 meters

Printing Surface
SurfacesFine Grind
RoughnessRa : 0.9 micron

*suitable for UV curing inks, solvent-based inks, alcohol-based inks, and water-based inks. 

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