nyloprint® WS 73 W D

Steel based letterpress printing plate with improved reproduction characteristics, suitable for 09N UV-A tubes and brush washers

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Product Overview

  • Water
  • Steel
  • Digital


Improved reproduction characteristics

  • Steeper relief shoulders and deeper reverses
  • Higher definition / fidelity
  • Crisper edges
  • Reproduction of the smallest elements on plate and print
  • Superior results in combination with LED exposure

Efficient, reliable and fast plate processing

  • Plate processing within 25-35 min
  • Highly productive and cost-efficient
  • Wide exposure latitude
  • Excellent visual check due to high colour contrast of the finished plate
  • Suitable for processing with brush and plush washers as well as for exposure with UV-A tubes of type 09N and 10R
  • Product applications
  • Ideal for tubes, cups and cans printing, security printing and label printing
  • Suitable for rotary letterpress, imprinting units and special-purpose printing presses

Highest print quality

  • High print contrast with an exceptional tonal range
  • Smaller halftone dots (< 20 micron) resulting in brilliant gradations and fading of vignettes
  • High resolution – up to 10 160 dpi
  • Excellent solid density due to optimised surface with brilliant ink transfer
  • Very good durability for long print runs

Advantages of nyloprint® Digital

 Higher print quality

  • Reproduction of finer details and less dot gain due to digital imaging
  • High dimensional stability
  • No defects caused by dust and damaged films
  • No data loss during transfer
  • Smoother plate surface can achieve higher density
  • Highly consistent especially when repeating plate processing

Cost-effective and environmentally friendly

  • No film costs
  • No chemicals for film development
  • Electronic filing of graphics, film storage is redundant
  • Easy and fast data exchange – worldwide

Suitable equipment

nyloprint® WS-W Digital plates can be processed with nyloprint® processing equipment and all similar devices and 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

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
Colour of raw plate
Total thickness (mm) (inch)
0.73 (0.029")
Plate hardness (Shore D)
Relief depth (mm) (inch)
0.46 (0.018")
Tonal range (%)
at screen ruling
60 l/cm (150 lpi)
Fine line width (down to μm)
Isolated dot diameter (down to μm)
Distortion factor (mm) (inch)
3.85 (0.152")
Main exposure (min)
1.0 – 3.5
Washout at 30°C / 86° F (min)
Drying time at 80°C / 176°F (min)
Post exposure (min)

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