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Jet Technologies launches Asahi flexo plates

Wednesday, 04 April 2018
By Print 21 Online Article

Asahi flexo plate.

Jet Technologies and Asahi Kasei have announced a new agreement to launch the full range of solvent-wash plates for the Packaging & Corrugated markets in Australia and New Zealand.

Bringing innovation to market: Jack Malki, director, Jet Technologies.

“Packaging and corrugated printing companies in Australia are under pressure from their customers who have strict requirements when it comes to the quality of their printing as well as the pricing,” said Jack Malki, director, Jet Technologies. “We always strive to bring the latest innovations to market in order to meet the needs of the industry. Implementing Asahi plate technology will enable our clients to improve the quality of their printing, as well as make their process more efficient resulting in substantial cost reductions.”

Asahi’s solvent wash flexographic printing plates have several unique features, including their patented Clean Transfer technology, which delivers a cleaner ink transfer. Not only does this deliver a high print quality, it also improves and reduces waste and press wash-ups. Independent testing has shown that Asahi plates with the Clean Transfer technology deliver at least a 26% improvement in operational equipment effectiveness (OEE).

The Clean Transfer technology enables a more efficient ink transfer, giving the printer a wide colour space with vibrant colour reproductions and soft tonal shades fading out to zero. All of this, without the need for any software or specific hardware or lamination. The Asahi flexo plate range was developed for use with a wide range of solvent, water and UV based inks.

The distribution deal builds on Jet Technologies’ long-term partnership with Asahi Kasei. Jet Technologies first introduced their water-wash plate technology in Australia and New Zealand several years ago.

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