nyloprint® WS 73 T

Water washable, steel based letterpress printing plates with high flexibility due to thin steel base, for letterset, continuous business forms, tubes, cups, cans, and label printing

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Product Overview

  • Water
  • Steel
  • Analogue


Excellent mounting properties

  • Excellent adaptation to different cylinders diameters due to very high flexibility of the thin steel base

Highest print quality

  • High print contrast with an exceptional tonal range
  • Brilliant halftone gradations due to very fine halftone dots (< 20 micron)
  • Smooth vignettes
  • High resolution – up to 10 160 dpi
  • Excellent solid density due to brilliant ink transfer
  • Very good durability for long print runs
  • Reliably reusable for repeat orders

Efficient, reliable and fast plate processing

  • Wide exposure latitude combined with high intermediate depths
  • Highly productive and cost saving due to plate processing within 25-35 min
  • Reduced downtimes on press due to fast replacement of damaged plates

Suitable equipment

nyloprint® WS plates can be processed with nyloprint® processing equipment and all similar devices. nyloprint® WS Digital plates can be used with all laser systems suitable for imaging letterpress plates.

Printing inks and varnishes

Suitable for UV and oil based inks and varnishes.

Washout medium

For washout only 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

nyloprint® printing plates are manufactured according to DIN ISO 9001, DIN ISO 14001 and DIN ISO 50001 standards and requirements. This process guarantees our customers consistent high quality products and services.


Base Material
Colour of raw plate
Total thickness (mm) (inch)
0.73 (0.029")
Plate hardness (Shore D)
Relief depth (mm) (inch)
0.56 (0.022")
Tonal range (%) at screen ruling
2 – 95 at 60 l/cm (150 lpi)
Fine line width (down to μm)
Isolated dot diameter (down to μm)
Distortion factor (mm)(inch)
4.34 (0.171")
Main exposure (min)
3.0 – 5.0
Washout at 30°C / 86° F (min)
2.5 – 3.5
Drying time at 80°C / 176°F (min)
10 – 15
Post exposure (min)

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