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Cosmolight® CTP plate

Plate–making manual

Cosmolight® CTP plate

Toyobo has commercialized the world's first water wash flexo plate, Cosmolight®. Our superior photopolymer technology produces a water-wash plate which is also durable to water-based ink. The CTP (computer-to-plate) technology is to be able to create higher and clearer reproduction of screen dots and letters.

Key advantages

1 Lowest dot-gain and higher reproduction capability.

Higher and clearer and reproduction of screen dots and letters.

2 Solvent-free in the plate making process, toxic-free for the operator.

This revolutionary plate eliminates the need to use toxic, environmentally damaging washout solvents, and allows processing by "Water".

3 Reduction in the total cost

Consistent plate quality due to unnecessary to make a film-negative. Reduction in the personnel cost.

4 Improvement of productivity

Shorter plate-making time due to the simplification.

Structure of plate

Structure of plate

Description

Type Base film Hardness
(ShoreA)
Thickness
(mm)
Plate size
(mm/inch)
Key Advantages Main Application
QS Polyester
0.125mm
77
71
1.14
1.70
635×762/25"×30"
762×1016/30"×40"
900×1200/
35.4"×47.2"
Press plate ready within one hour.
Good resistance to solvent ink, water ink
Usable on existing laser machines
Flexible Packaging
Tag&Label
Envelope
QH Polyester
0.125mm
81
76
1.14
1.70

Plate–making process

Washout in plain tap water with small amount of mild detergent. (Water temperature should be 40℃(104℉))
Eliminates the use of dangerous hydrocarbon and hazardous washout solvents.

Plate–making process

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