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FLEXO Magazine : October 2011
Flint Group Flexographic Products Sieglestrasse 25 70469 Stuttgar t Germany T +49 711 9816-301 F +49 711 9816-801 firstname.lastname@example.org www.flintgrp.com All information in this document is based on our present knowledge and experience at the time of printing. Due to the multitude of factors influencing the processing and application of our products, it does not exempt the user from testing and calibrating. Nor does it imply any legally binding assurance concerning specific properties of the products or the suitability for a particular application. The responsibility of observing any possible industrial property rights, laws and regulations is the obligation of the user. Subject to technical changes without prior notice. Names marked ® are registered trademarks of Flint Group. You are welcome to contact us for further information. Processing Equipment Flint Group has filed a patent application for this innovative tech- nology, a combined exposure with UV LEDs and conventional exposure with UV tubes. To benefit from this new technology two types of nyloflex® NExT Exposure units are available. nyloflex® NExT technology – Products Compared with round shape dots, from traditionally imaged digital plates, flat top dots, with precisely reproduced surfaces, provide all the benefits linked to this geometry: • Tremendous improvement of ink transfer and laydown in solids, up to 25 % • Extended gamut due to the reproduction of finer highlights • Low dot gain tolerances – “ Flat Top Dots” are less impression sensitive • Virtually 1:1 image transfer Why flat top dots and surface screening? Printing Plates All nyloflex® Digital plates can be used with the nyloflex® NExT technology. First print evaluations with nyloflex® ACE Digital, nyloflex® FAB Digital and nyloflex® FAC Digital plates demonstrate excellent results. • nyloflex® NExT Exposure F III Mid size exposure unit Format 920 x 1200 mm (47.2 x 36.2") • nyloflex® NExT Exposure F V Large size exposure unit Format 1320 x 2032 mm (52 x 80") • nyloflex® printing plates High quality solid photopolymer plates for all flexographic applications Available in thicknesses from 0.76 mm (0.030") to 6.35 mm (0.250") and formats up to 1270 x 2032 mm (50 x 80") In addition to the general benefits of using flat top dots, the nyloflex® NExT technology offers significant advantages: • nyloflex® NExT can easily be implemented in an existing digital workflow, with no additional processing steps (such as film lamination) necessary • No additional consumables required (no inert gas, no film), thus avoiding all risks and extra costs • Compatible with every standard prepress software and HD Flexo • High level of UV emission improves reproduction of finest relief elements • Excellent repeatability because of constant UV output, even over a long lifetime • Suitable for all standard digital plates in all plate formats and all plate thicknesses • nyloflex® NExT for In-The-Round (ITR) photopolymer sleeve processing in planning Why nyloflex® NExT technology? 2011-09 nyloflex® NExT