nyloprint® WSA 52 D

Water washable gravure plate for highest print quality and best durability, for gravure and pad printing, also suitable as intaglio master plate for security printing

Product Overview

  • Water
  • Steel
  • Digital

Benefits

Higher print quality

  • Reproduction of finer details and less dot gain due to digital imaging
  • High dimensional stability
  • High resolution – up to 10.160 dpi
  • No defects caused by dust and damaged films and no data loss during transfer
  • Smoother plate surface to achieve higher ink density
  • Highly consistent especially when repeating plate processing

Cost-effective and environmentally friendly

  • No film costs and no chemicals for film development
  • Electronic filing of graphics, no film storage is required
  • Easy and fast data exchange – worldwide
  • Very good durability for long print runs due to optimised relief formulation

Efficient, consistent and fast plate processing

  • Highly productive and cost-effective due to plate processing within 40 – 50 min

Wide range of applications

  • For high quality pad printing, can be also used with closed cup inking systems because of its durability
  • For security printing as intaglio master plate and for sheetfed gravure printing
  • Excellent solid density due to brilliant ink transfer
  • Also suitable for pad printing jobs with > 20.000 impressions

Advantages of nyloprint® Digital

 Higher print quality

  • Reproduction of finer details and less dot gain due to digital imaging
  • 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® WSA Digital plates can be processed with nyloprint® processing equipment and all similar devices and can be used with all laser systems suitable for imaging letterpress plates.

Printing inks

Suitable for all commonly used pad printing inks, UV and oil based inks.

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.

Specifications

Base Material
steel
Colour of raw plate
red
Total thickness (mm ) (inch)
0.52 (0.020")
Plate hardness (Shore D)
92
Relief depth (mm) (inch)
0.20 (0.008")
Tonal range (%)
5–95
at screen ruling of
150 l/cm (380 lpi)
Distortion factor (mm)(inch)
1.88 (4.78")
Main exposure (min) to be tested
5.0 – 15.0 (without vacuum film)
Washout time
2.0
Washout temperature
18°C / 64°F (Intaglio master plate)
Washout temperature
30°C / 86°F (Pad and gravure printing)
Drying time at 80°C / 176°F (min)
30
Post exposure (min)
8–10

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