XSYS has launched nyloprint WS Pro Digital, a water-washable, steel-based letterpress plate.

The company says the new plate suits printing on plastic tubes and cups, as well as metal cans and aerosols. It adds that, optimised for LED inline exposure and brush washout, the new plate provides superior printing quality independent of the processing equipment. It also excels due to the high stability of the steel used with the nyloprint materials. It is less prone to kinks and irreversible bending, and its exceptional durability even in the longest print runs at high speed.

Christian Pietsch, product manager nyloprint at XSYS, says, “Our customers are under constant pressure to deliver consistent print results quicker, cheaper, and more efficiently. They need us to continue innovating in this field to give them a competitive edge.

“The new nyloprint WS Pro Digital represents a significant addition to our existing portfolio of letterpress printing plates, offering premium results in combination with LED exposure, due to its excellent durability and high stability.”

Available in four thicknesses, the nyloprint WS PRO D letterpress plate suits dry offset, rotary letterpress, imprinting units and special-purpose printing presses. XSYS says the plate exhibits higher sensitivity to UVA LED exposure compared to the market standard. As a result, it can be processed faster on inline UV units. The company adds the new plate’s greater durability and long cleaning intervals further increase efficiencies on press. In combination with LED exposure, nyloprint WS Pro D delivers overall excellent print quality with especially superior highlights and finest image details, according to XSYS. It also offers lower dot gain in print due to dot sharpening.

Reduced plate waste

Because the new formulation is less prone to plate deformation, other advantages include reduced plate waste and longer durability on press, which improve the sustainability of the production process. As well as being suitable for all types of processing equipment, including the XSYS nyloprint range, the new plate also works well with ThermoFlexX TFxX imagers that have been fitted with a Hybrid drum (with vacuum channels and magnets).

Pletsch adds, “nyloprint WS Pro D presents a significant leap in productivity and efficiency, offering invaluable benefits to converters. This advancement empowers them to expedite product delivery without compromising on top-tier quality. Driven by its proven durability on the press, it not only reduces operational costs but also minimises waste generation. This sustainability-conscious approach aligns seamlessly with the objectives of brand owners.

“With this introduction, XSYS continues its mission to provide brilliance for customers with the latest innovation in plates and platemaking equipment that allows them to succeed.”

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