Flexo Services

At Forward flexo, we provide a variety of different services involving flexo plates. Consequently, we can provide for any of your flexo plate needs. Have a look below to see what we can provide.

Flexo Plates From Flexo Service Forward Flexo


  • We stock both opaque and clear carriers / shims
  • Stitched clip on the lead edge for additional strength on press.
  • Shims can be made using a variety of clips.
  • Trailing edge is usually fitted with 8mm brass eyelets through filament tape for easy storage on hooks.
  • Airflow or Diamond weave double sided tape is used to mount. Both offer excellent adhesion to the carrier.
  • The edges of the plates are sealed to the shims to prevent dirt or water ingress, prolonging the life of the plates.


Plate Repair For Corrugated Flexo Plates


  • Complete re-mounting service for plates that are lifting from the shim
  • All artwork elements can be mounted onto new shim
  • Re-sealing of all artwork elements
  • Shamfering service to leading and trail edges of plates
  • We can repair plates that have been manufactured elsewhere
  • Local collection and delivery can be arranged


Tools to mount 6.35mm (0.25") flexo photopolymer plate to shim

High Quality Film Output

Negative films from imagesetter


  • 4 regularly serviced and calibrated image setters on site
  • Linotronic 330 (304mm max imaging width)
  • Screen frequency / density calibrated with X-rite & Gretag densitometers
  • ECRM VR50 (450mm max imaging width)
  • Linotronic 560 (450mm max imaging width)
  • Linotronic Herkules Pro (750mm max imaging width)
  • Many different dot shapes: Euclidean, Round, Square etc.
  • Harlequin HPS (Harlequin Precision Screening) available
  • 4000dpi max resolution at 200lpi


Digital Photopolymer Plate Making


  • Virtually any thickness can be acquired
  • Water wash polymer
  • Solvent wash polymer
  • Strict quality controls and automation in place ensure highest quality products
  • All digital plates made on ESKO CDI machines ranging from 25" x 30" to 48" x 35"
  • Lasers support standard 2540dpi and high definition 4000dpi for the ultimate in photo quality reproduction.
  • This equipment, coupled with a state-of-the-art Esko-Automation workflow enables us to produce consistently high quality digital printing plates.


Selection of processed flexographic photopolymer printing plates

Graphic Design & Reprographics

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  • Powerful graphic design suite from Adobe and Corel

  • Team able to work from basic design briefs and ideas

File Handling & Proofing

  • We have all the latest file handling software
  • Convert to industry standards with ease
  • High quality digital proof templates for client approval

Adobe CC Illustrator, In Design, Photoshop, Acrobat ESKO, Enfocus, Corel Logos