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Nu-Maber Updates Its Flexo Plate Processing Line to Include the Latest Asahi Photoproducts Technology

Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, reported that leading Italian-based repro house Nu-Maber, serving the flexo prepress market in Italy since 1978, has updated its flexo plate processing line with the latest technology from Asahi Photoproducts, including Asahi AWP™-DEW water-washable CleanPrint plates and an Asahi AWP™-4260 PLF automated inline processor with processing, drying and light finishing.

This new configuration is Industry 4.0 compatible with remote maintenance and support capability, including Smart Glass option for the ultimate in modern remote support technology. Asahi AWP-DEW water-washable plates are reportedly ideal for the highest quality flexographic applications, including flexible packaging and labels and are designed to move away from VOC washout solvent based plate processing, offering a cleaner alternative to the flexo industry.

The AWP-4260 PLF is the latest flagship generation automated inline processor designed for AWP-DEW water-washable CleanPrint plates. It is reportedly composed of an automatic punching device, a processor, an air knife and a light finisher. The automatic line doubles the washout speed compared to the previous machines using AWP-DEF.

It is designed to process water-washable AWP-DEW plates in two standard formats: 1200x900 millimeters (48x36 inches) or 1067x1524 millimeters (42x60 inches) with a thickness from 1,14 to 1,70 millimeters. AWP water-wash technology delivers the smallest carbon footprint from cradle to grave when compared to alternative platemaking technologies.

Asahi’s AWP-DEW CleanPrint plates are more durable, have better ink transfer for cleaner print, and have a low environmental impact when compared to the competition. The plates reportedly ensure rapid run-up on the press to deliver excellent print quality and minimal waste.

Asahi AWP-DEW CleanPrint plates have been specifically developed by Asahi chemical engineers to transfer remaining ink to the printed substrate, reducing press stops for plate cleaning while delivering exceptional consistent quality throughout the entire run and boosting OEE in the pressroom.

For more information, visit https://www.numaber.it.

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