Plate Mounting Tapes for Flexographic Printing

To keep up with emerging trends and innovations in the flexographic printing industry, Pro Tapes® is proud to announce a new line of mounting tapes to support professional printers’ needs!

Below, we’ll take a look at Pro® 216 and Pro® 217, two products in our new line of double-sided adhesive tapes.

What is Flexographic Printing?

Flexographic printing is also called flexography, or more simply flexo printing. It is a printing technique that uses rotary in-line features to transfer ink and images to a flexible substrate. This allows printers to print on a wider variety of materials, including plastic, cellophane, metallic film and more.

Flexo printing was at first used mainly for food packaging, but new advancements have made it a great choice for many other applications. It is now increasingly used in the packaging industry for corrugated package printing, labels, and more.

Flexo printing is a printing technique that uses rotary in-line features to transfer ink and images to a flexible substrate

What is Plate Mounting Tape?

Plate mounting tape is a double-sided adhesive tape, comprised of either foam or hard vinyl. It is used for mounting or adhering a printing plate onto sleeves or printing cylinders.

It is designed for narrow and wide-web presses to print to film, paper, corrugate and more.

Discover our Products for Flexographic Printing

At Pro Tapes®, our ultimate goal is to help our customers improve their productivity and achieve a high quality of output. Our plate mounting tapes are designed to help press operators be more efficient, productive, and improve print quality.

Let’s take a look at two of our new products designed to help professional printers.

Pro 216 plate mounting tape is suited for both rubber and photopolymer printing plates

About Pro® 216 Plate Mounting Tape

Pro® 216 is a 20mil double-sided vinyl Mounting Tape with a dual liner Brown Paper and poly film combination. It is best suited for mounting both rubber and photopolymer printing plates.

Pro® 216 unwinds smoothly to ensure easy cylinder coverage and is ideal for printing solid or fine line graphics.  It features high adhesion and good shear resistance to ensure no plate movement or edge lift at high speeds or extended print runs.

Pro 217 plate mounting tape is suitable for use with polymer printing plates of various thickness, ranges and types

About Pro® 217 Plate Mounting Tape

Pro® 217 is a 42 mil thick high performance Urethane and Cushion Mounting Tape. This product is specifically developed for use with polymer printing plates of various thickness, ranges and types.

Pro® 217 is used to secure hold-down during the print run. The cushion will release from the plate after printing with nearly no adhesive transfer to the backside of the polymer plate. It has an air release feature that allows for bubble-free mounting.


QUESTIONS? THE PRO TAPES® TEAM IS HERE FOR YOU!

Plate mounting tapes comes in a variety of different materials, thicknesses, widths, lengths.  Please contact our experienced inside sales team for further assistance in choosing the right tape that will help maximize your investments.

Reach out to us any time at sales@protapes.com


 

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