Asahi to showcase CleanPrint at EskoWorld 2019

Manufacturer of flexographic photopolymer plates, Asahi Photoproducts, has announced that it will be displaying its CleanPrint plate at EskoWorld 2019 to be held in Nashville, Tennessee from 24 to 26 June. 

31 May 2019 | By Abhishek Muralidharan

CleanPrint plates enable a 50% reduction in job changeover time

Asahi will use this platform to highlight the OEE advantages of Asahi AWP water-washable plates, as well as its effect on improved environmental sustainability.

According to an Asahi representative, CleanPrint plates have been specifically engineered to transfer all remaining ink to the printed substrate. 

He said, “This is due to the plate’s lower surface energy. CleanPrint plates do not need to be cleaned as often as conventional digital solvent plates. Reduction of plate cleaning stops creates a significant productivity improvement as well as reduced makeready waste."

The Asahi CleanPrint has enabled Robinette Company, a USA-based flexible film and paper packaging manufacturer, benefit from a 50% reduction in job changeover time compared to solvent plates.

Gene Martin, plant manager at Robinette Company’s Bristol TN plant said, “We began using Asahi AWP-DEF plates in 2010. At the time, it was taking us three hours for the platemaking process with solvent plates. With the Asahi AWP-DEF plates, the first time out in the platemaking process was one hour, with each additional plate in 20 minutes, increasing our platemaking capacity by 33%.”