Asahi Photoproducts to feature flexographic printing at Print4All trade show May 3-6, in Milan, focusing on AWP-DEW, AWP-CleanFlat water washable flexo plates for high quality, sustainable production of labels, packaging; plates use less energy, no VOCs

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TOKYO & BRUSSELS, Belgium , March 31, 2022 (press release) –

Stand to feature full line of Asahi Photoproducts for flexographic printing with focus on AWP™-DEW and AWP™-CleanFlat water washable flexo plates for high quality and sustainable production of labels & packaging.

Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, today reported it will be featuring solutions that increase sustainability of flexo printing at the upcoming Print4All trade show. Scheduled for the 3rd to 6th of May 2022 at Fiera Milano, Print4All offers an opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in the world of print, including converting, package printing and labeling. Asahi Photoproducts will be located in Pavilion 9, Stand P17 – R18  at the show.

“We are looking forward to connecting with long-term customers and meeting new ones at this important in-person event,” says Andrea Belloli, Italian Branch Manager. “Visitors to our stand will see a reflection of our dedication to sustainability, especially with our innovative line of water-washable CleanPrint flexo plates. We will be discussing their specific flexographic needs with visitors, and will have experts on the stand that can recommend the best solutions for them moving forward. It is shaping up to be an exciting show!”

No Solvents Required

Asahi AWP™ CleanPrint water-washable flexographic plates are processed without VOC-based washout solvents, they use less energy in the production process and deliver a faster time to press than VOC solvent-based plates. Asahi´s CleanPrint water-washable flexographic photopolymer plate technology’s ability to deliver high-quality print performance is a result of its engineered photopolymer chemistry design. The water-wash technology also features a low surface energy plate resulting in higher printing press efficiency and less printing wastage. All of these elements make them the most sustainable flexographic plates in the industry. In addition, AWP™-DEW CleanPrint plates deliver extremely high-quality print due to their precise registration and ability to deliver perfect printing balance between highlights and solids.

Asahi will be showing two members of the water-wash CleanPrint family:

  • AWP™-DEW plates deliver extremely high-quality print due to their best-in-class finest highlights and good balance with homogenous solids.
  • AWP™-CleanFlat plates are our new out-of-the-box water-washable FlatTop plate solution with high-quality printing press consistency for longer runs, including the usage on abrasive substrates. The solution also delivers an efficient print production, reduced print waste and good solid ink density.
  • At the same time, both plates result in a sustainable improvement of the printer’s carbon footprint, increasing print efficiency.

For more information about flexographic solutions from Asahi Photoproducts that are in harmony with the environment, visit www.asahi-photoproducts.com. To schedule a one-on-one discussion with Asahi Photoproducts experts Philip Mattelaer or Andrea Belloli, contact monika.d@duomedia.com.

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