TOYOBO MC Corporation

Films & Functional Polymers

Materials for Printing in Japanese


Plate–making manual


We have been leading the letterpress printing as the pioneer of water-wash photo-sensitive printing plate Printight®.
Wide range if applications and characteristics of Toyobo Printight® are shown in this catalogue.
Please check each application and find out an appropriate plate you need.

Key advantages

1. Washout with water

Toyobo Printight® makes customers of this system possible to use ordinary water for washout.

2. Transparent and flexible plate

Transparent polyester film as a support material gives excellent dimensional stability and easy processability to printing machines. Steel base plates are also available.

3. Slip coat

Has slip coat to get good contact between the plate and the negative film. You can use plain negative film.

Structure of plate

Structure of plate

Spectral sensitivity 300–400nm
Thickness tolerance ±0.010mm(Film base)
±0.015mm(Metal base)
Resolving capability 150–200 lines/inch
Minimum dot image 0.10mm in diameter (0.004")
Minimum line image 0.03mm in width (0.0011")


Type Hardness
Shore D
Textile Advantage
25–67 Good Good Good Good Water washable letterpress printing for CTP
K 67 Good Good Sharp and fine line
(Flat bed printing)
55 Excellent Highest quality rotary printing
J 55 Good Good High quality rotary printing
E 55 Good Excellent ink transfer, Outstanding ink transfer
(Flat bed printing/Rotary printing)
S 40 Good Good Excellent ink transfer, Sharp and fine line.
(Rotary printing)
U 27 Good Good Excellent ink affinity
(High speed rotary printing)
B 25 Good Business form
C 25 Good Textile

Plate–making process

Washout with water

Plate–making process

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