nyloflex® FTF 170 D

The out of the box flat top dot textured plate is simple to process, robust in the press room while assuring brilliant print results

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Product Overview

  • Solvent Plate
  • Flat Top Dot-Rough
  • Film
  • Solvent Based Ink
  • Digital
  • Hard photopolymer flexo plate with inherent flat top dots
  • Easy creation of flat top dots with your standard solvent processing equipment
  • Developed especially for the flexible packaging market where solvent-based inks are widespread
  • Special textured plate surface that eliminates the need of surface screening to achieve a good ink laydown in print


Convincing print results

  • Smooth, homogenous solids, uniform vignettes and soft fade-outs
  • Significant improvement of the typical trail edge void effect
  • Even ink laydown and increased solid ink density
  • High print resolution – precise reproduction of fine elements (e.g. first stable tonal value 1.6 % at 60 l/cm)
  • Reduced bump-up for extended gamut

Simplify prepress and plate making

  • Reduce cost, save time: No additional equipment, no time consuming LED exposure or any consumables required, no surface screening printing trials are needed
  • Short laser time as you can use standard laser resolution (2.400 / 2.540 dpi)

Improve productivity and consistency

  • Less dot gain tolerances – on press the Flat Top Dots are less impression sensitive than standard digital dots resulting in improved production consistency
  • Quick ready-to-press thus reduced start-up times and waste
  • Plate flatness greatly reduces mounting issues and plate lift on cylinders
  • High wear resistance

Suitable equipment

The nyloflex® FTF can be processed with nyloflex® processing equipment and all similar devices and can be used with all laser systems suitable for imaging flexo printing plates.

Printing inks

Suitable for all solvent based printing inks and conditionally suitable for water based and UV inks (ethyl acetate content preferably below 15%, ketone content preferably below 5 %).

Washout solvents

Especially good results are achieved with nylosolv® washout solvents. nylosolv® can be distilled and reused.

Processing information

A detailed description of the imaging, exposure and finishing steps, as well as detailed information about handling and storing, can be found in the nyloflex® User Guide.

High quality standard

XSYS printing plates are produced at Willstätt production site, which is certified according to international standards for quality management (DIN EN ISO 9001:2015), environmental management (DIN EN ISO14001:2015) and energy management (DIN EN ISO 50001:2018).


Base Material
polyester film
Color of raw plate
light blue
Total thickness (mm) (inch)
1.70 (0.067")
Hardness acc. to DIN 53505
Plate hardness (Shore A)
Recommended relief depth (mm)
0.5 – 0.8
Tonal range (%)
1 – 98
At screen ruling (l/cm)
Fine line width (down to μm)
Isolated dot diameter (down to μm)
Back exposure (s)
30 – 50
Main exposure (min)
8 – 10
Washout speed (mm/min)
180 – 200
Drying time at 60°C / 140°F (h)
Post exposure UV-A (min)
Light finishing UV-C (min)
1 – 2
Laser intensity (J/cm2)
Approx. 10% higher than for standard nyloflex® digital plates.

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