Asahi Photoproducts – Hall 5 Stand A34


Asahi Photoproducts will be displaying its full array of flexographic plates. Featured at the show will be Asahi’s CleanPrint™, a technology which has evolved over time to become the industry benchmark for clean flexographic printing.
At Labelexpo, Asahi will be featuring its popular AWP™-DEW water-washable plates, the first to use CleanPrint™ technology. “Our plan is to migrate this technology to other plates in our portfolio over time,” Niederstadt adds, “to ensure our customers can print CLEAN on the widest array of substrates in the market.”
Asahi CleanPrint™ is designed to facilitate kiss touch printing pressure. Lighter printing pressure ensures constant repeatability of printing quality during the production run as well as longer plate life. This characteristic is achieved with unique Asahi-engineered photopolymer chemistry that reduces the surface energy of the printing plate and enables better ink transfer to the substrate during printing.
CleanPrint™ has the beneficial effect of reducing ink filling-in the mid-tone area during the printing run, leading to fewer cleaning intervals and less press downtime for a highly sustainable flexographic printing process. Niederstadt notes, “Our customers are ecstatic about the quality of print they can deliver while also achieving as much as 50% less makeready time and 30% or more improvement in OEE.”