||The high-durometer digital plate for halftone designs
AFP-DSH plate has slightly higher durometer than most conventional plates, which provides excellent print quality with balanced dot-distribution and smooth, dense solids.
AFP-DSH plate material features a very strong black layer which is produced under an exclusive Asahi AFP patent. This patented technology enables easy handling of unexposed plate material. Because of the dynamics of the black mask layer, it is almost impossible to damage or smudge prior to the lasersetting step.
1.14mm, 1.70mm, 2.54mm, 2.72mm 2.84mm
or 0.045", 0.067", 0.100", 0.107", 0.112"
Inks and Solvents
Irrespective of the ink system used (solvent, water-based, or UV ink) the AFP-DSH plate always ensures optimum ink transfer. It is permissable to use solvent mixtures containing a limited amount of active solvents (ethyl acetate content-preferably under 10%).
Storage of Raw Plates
AFP-DSH plates should be stored at a room temperature of 5-25°C and relative humidity of 55%
Storage of Used Plates
Careful cleaning of the plates after printing is recommended. Direct exposure to sunlight, heat and high concentrations of ozone should be avoided.