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AFP-DSH 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.

AFP-DSH has higher mechanical strength compared to competitive products. AFP-DSH has less halftone dot chipping during processing and printing.

AFP-DSH plate has higher resilience compared to conventional plates having similar or higher durometer. This provides superior ink transfer for AFP-DSH plate.

Damage-free black mask layer
Excellent reproduction
Higher resilience
Stable dot shape
Chipping resistance
Outstanding ink transfer
High resistance to ozone
 
Plate
thicknesses
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 systems used - solvent-or water-base
or UV ink - the AFP-DSH plate always ensures optimum ink transfer.
It is permissible 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.
 
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