nyloflex® NEF 170 D

Simply the best plate choice for your LED exposure device

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Product Overview

  • Solvent Plate
  • Round Top Dot
  • Film
  • Solvent Based Ink
  • UV Ink
  • Digital
  • Efficient creation of flat top dots and reproduction of surface screenings
  • No additional consumables, no additional processing steps required
  • Easy implementation in existing workflows
  • Proven compatibility with LED systems in the market like Catena-E and XPS


Outstanding print quality with LED exposure

  • High durometer plate for flexible packaging, especially designed for LED exposure technology like Catena-E.
  • Developed for creation of Flat Top Dots and excellent reproduction of most commonly used surface screening like Woodpecker Nano or MCWSI.
  • Significantly improved ink lay-down and high solid ink density due to distinct reproduction of surface screen patterns.
  • For outstanding print results on all film and foil substrates in reverse and frontal printing.
  • Perfection in every detail: precise reproduction of finest details in highlights.

Flexibility and efficiency

  • High productivity due to short exposure times and quick washout.
  • Excellent process stability, reliability and consistency in plate processing and in print.

Suitable equipment

The nyloflex® NEF 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

The nyloflex® NEF is 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 individual platemaking steps, as well as detailed information about processing 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 foil
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)
25 – 45
Certified Exposure settings for following LED systems
ThermoFlexX Catena-E and Esko XPS Crystal
Washout speed (mm/min)
210 – 260
Drying time at 60°C / 140°F (h)
Post exposure UV-A (min)
Light finishing UV-C (min)
1 – 4

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