nyloprint® WS 230 S

Water washable poly chablon plate for security and banknote printing

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Product Overview

  • Water
  • Steel
  • Analogue


Product Features

  • Used for inking-up the gravure cylinders in intaglio printing presses
  • Improves the accuracy and print quality especially in high security printing (e.g. banknotes, shares, passports, stamps, etc.)
  • Development based on many years of experience in security printing and in close cooperation with users
  • Water washable plates – only pure tap water is needed
  • Optimal ink transfer due to soft relief layer
  • High contrast colour change after exposure gives additional security in the assessment of the plate quality even before washout process

Suitable equipment

The nyloprint® WS plates can be processed with nyloprint® processing equipment and all similar devices. The nyloprint® WS-S Digital can be used with all IR-laser systems suitable for imaging letterpress plates. For washout the use of brushes in the washer is recommended.

Washout medium

For washout only pure tap water is needed.

Processing information

A detailed description of the individual platemaking steps, as well as detailed information about processing and storing can be found in the nyloprint® 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
steel 0.3 mm (0.012“)
Colour of raw plate
Total thickness (mm) (inch)
2.30 (0.091")
Plate hardness (Shore D)
Relief depth (mm) (inch)
1.95 (0.077")
Fine line width (down to μm)
Isolated dot diameter (down to μm)
Distortion factor (mm) (inch)
12.56 (0,49")
Main exposure at 15 mW/cm3 (min)
Washout in brush washer at 45°C / 113° F
12 min / 80 – 100 mm/min
Drying time at 80°C / 176°F (min)
Post exposure (min)

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