Asahi Photoproducts at Converflex 2015

Asahi Photoproducts, one of the leading companies in flexographic photopolymer plate development, will be exhibiting at Converflex 2015, taking place from 19-23 May in Milan, Italy.

Asahi will be located on stand R20 in Hall 2 at the show. The company will be featuring its Pinning Top Dot plate technology, which enables a broad colour gamut, vibrant colour reproductions, soft tonal shades and improved productivity.

“We are excited to be attending Converflex 2015,” said Andrea Belloli, Italian branch manager for Asahi. “Initial feedback to our Pinning Top Dot technology, which was announced last year, has been extremely positive and we are looking forward to sharing its benefits with attendees at the show.”

David Galton, UK sales director for Asahi Photoproducts, added: “Converflex is an excellent platform for showcasing Pinning Top Dot technology. The print quality achieved by combining our plate technology with fixed colour palette printing techniques brings outstanding shelf appeal to packaging. Print consistency is crucial to brands’ ability to drive sales volumes by increasing visibility, reinforcing identity and ensuring volume turnover.

“Pinning Top Dot was designed to improve the quality of the emerging fixed colour palette printing technique, which delivers cost benefits to the brand owner without any compromise in quality. Excellent results have been achieved by working collaboratively with creative agencies, brand owners and printers to take advantage of these unique capabilities, and show attendees will be able to see the results first hand.”

A feature of both Asahi’s solvent-washable TOP and water-washable AWP plates, Pinning Top Dot technology enables a clean ink transfer and prevents ink accumulating on the plate surfaces and shoulders in screen areas. This leads to fewer cleaning intervals and reduced downtime, as well as significant quality improvements.

In addition to this, Asahi will also debut its new HybridA liquid polymer resin at Converflex. HybridA resin features higher viscosity for the post-printed corrugated printing market. The resin is a hybrid solution that combines the advantages of liquid resin with the technical properties of a solid plate.