Flexo Platemaking Options

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Flexo Platemaking Options

Postby squeakycolorwheel » Wed Jul 16, 2014 2:30 pm

We have started looking into making flexo plates inhouse. Who are the biggest competitors out there for thermal? Waterwash? Any suggestions to narrow the search?
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Re: Flexo Platemaking Options

Postby richflexo » Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:20 pm

There is Dupont FAST for thermal, but you don't own the equipment, its leased to you and price depends on your expected volume. MacDermid has Lava but could be same thing as Dupont, you don't own the equipment. Toyobo or Asahi have good options for water wash and you can make those plates on a number of units on the market.
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Re: Flexo Platemaking Options

Postby webchem » Fri Oct 10, 2014 3:23 pm

MacDermid will sell, lease, or rent Lava thermal platemaking equipment, depending on customer preference.
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Re: Flexo Platemaking Options

Postby flexouk » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:16 pm

I'd look at the volume you are talking about. This will help you decide on which way to go.
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Re: Flexo Platemaking Options

Postby Frank Burgos » Sat Dec 20, 2014 4:23 am

If you want top quality for process and vignettes, stay away from thermal processors.
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