Asahi Photoproducts has again proved its market position with a raft of Gold, Silver and Bronze prizes at the UK´s EFIA Awards 2017. Categories included Print on Film, Print on Paper and Print on Corrugated proving that their plate technology is the perfect choice across multiple substrates.
Award winning Asahi customers included DS Smith Packaging Deutschland for Flexo Print on Corrugated, CJSC Uniflex winning a Gold Award for Flexo Print on Film and Ultimate Packaging for Flexo Print on Paper. David Galton, Sales Director of Asahi Photoproducts Europe comments, “We’re delighted with these prestigious EFIA Awards. Our plate technology continues to perform to the highest standards of quality and efficiency. We know from our customers’ feedback that they are the product of choice for companies requiring the ultimate in product control.”
Asahi’s flexographic plate range with Pinning Technology for Clean Transfer enables kiss touch printing pressure with soft tonal shades fading out to zero. This ensures consistent repeatability of printing quality during the production run as well as longer plate life. The key advantages of these plates are enhanced ink transfer and reduced ink filling at the mid-tone area with reduced dot gain resulting in fewer cleaning intervals and press stop downtimes. A big plus is the reduction in waste for improved overall equipment effectiveness (OEE). Asahi‘s Pinning Technology for Clean Transfer plates are compatible with many of the recent high definition screening and microcell patterning technologies.
The Silver Award for DS Smith Deutschland was accepted by Steffen Blankenburg and Michael Fleck.