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.
- 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
High Quality Film Output
- 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.
Graphic Design & Reprographics
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