Asahi AWP Plates Deliver Quality, Performance

SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA—Asahi’s AWP line of flexo plates and plate equipment continues to gain recognition worldwide for its quality and performance. The AWP water washable flexo plate from Asahi pushes beyond the limit of what was once possible only in gravure printing. And, it’s making it possible in an efficient and sustainable production environment with no VOCs.

Correct-Touch Graphic Arts has been the exclusive U.S. distributor of Asahi Flexo products for 17 years. We’ve watched the success of Asahi continue to grow in the U.S. market firsthand. It’s nice to see it happen in Europe and elsewhere around the globe as well. In a recent article, TCL Packaging Limited working with Creation Reprographics (both U.K. companies) had this to say about Asahi AWP Flexo Plates:

“We’re all about replacement of gravure here at TCL,” said Dean Langford, TCL production manager. “We initially assessed about five different flexographic plates, but when we began working with Creation Reprographics, we were really impressed with the quality standard they could deliver on the Asahi AWP plate solution.”

Dean adds, “Creation Reprographics understood our desire to perform at a premium level in the market; and working with the Asahi AWP™ plate, we are able to extend our application reach, as well as meet the needs of premium brands in the market.”

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Use Asahi’s AWP Plate material in conjunction with its state of the art AWP equipment, and you’ve got yourself a winning combination that will put you on the path to success.

Extensive AWP plate trials and live production jobs have proven the AWP plate’s ability to print down to 2 percent to 3 percent using classical round dot screening. With the latest screening technologies, the plate is able to reproduce a vignette fade to zero. Due to this quality performance leap, customers like TCL Packaging have already been able to successfully transfer production from offset or gravure to flexographic printing.

(January 2016, flexography.org)

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