POLYMER PRINTING PLATE

What is a polymer printing plate?

The polymer printing plate, also known as plastic or nylon printing plate, is used for many different applications in pad printing. It’s cost-effective and offers high flexibility thanks to the quick and easy exposure options. Especially for small and medium-sized print series nylon printing plates have become indispensable. It’s made of a thin metal carrier plate that’s covered with a UV light-sensitive plastic coating. Recently, there is a new type of polymer printing plates, namely the direct laserable polymer plate.

A polymer printing plate consists of a UV light sensitive layer of plastic which is bonded to a metal carrier by an adhesive coating. The thickness of the sensitive layer material is up to 400 μm. The image depth is controlled by the exposure and the use of a screen.

 

What types of polymer printing plates exist?

Polymer water or alcohol washable printing plate

NYP 52 alcohol washable

This is a polymer printing plate for high quality pad printing. It can be used with open and closed ink pad printers. 

 

Product features:

    • Screen ruling up to 380 lpi (150 L/cm) 
    • Very good durability for long print runs due to optimized relief formulation 
    • Excellent solid density due to brilliant ink transfer 
    • Reliably and reusable for repeat orders 

 

Plate specifications:

    • Plate hardness is 90 shore D
    • Tonal range 5 – 95%at screen ruling of 150 L / cm or 380 lpi

 

Ink specifications:

NYP34-W Printing International

NYP 34-W water washable

This is a polymer printing plate for high quality pad printing. It can be used with open and closed ink pad printers. 

 

Product features:

    • Screen ruling up to 380 lpi (150 L/cm) 
    • Very good durability for long print runs due to optimized relief formulation 
    • Reliably and reusable for repeat orders 

 

Plate specifications: 

    • Plate hardness is 90 shore D
    • Tonal range 5 – 95%at screen ruling of 150 L / cm or 380 lpi

 

Ink specifications:

lasered polymer printing plate

NYP 30 laser

This is a polymer printing plate for direct laser engraving. It is suitable for all standard laser systems (CO2 laser systems, fibre laser systems, diode laser systems) and can be used with open and closed ink pad printers.  

Product features:

    • Efficient, consistent and fast plate processing 
      • relief generation in only one process step
      • no defects caused by dust or damaged film
      • no data loss during transfer
      • reproduction of finer details and less dot gain due to digital imaging
    • Screen ruling up to 380 lpi (150 L/cm)
    • Highly consistent, especially when repeating plate processing
    • Stable and repeatable print quality due to precise definition of engraving depth
    • Smoother plate surface can achieve higher density

 

Plate specifications:

    • Plate hardness is 92 shore D
    • Tonal range 5 – 95%at screen ruling of 150 L / cm or 380 lpi

 

Ink specifications:

Cost effective and environmentally friendly:

  • No film costs
  • No chemicals for film development
  • Electronic filling of graphics, film storage is redundant
  • Easy and fast data exchange – worldwide

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