Products are sold worldwide with attached labels or visuals indicating their brand or origin. These labels can be produced through flexo or letterpress printing techniques in which plates are attached to printing machines by plate mounting tapes.
According to varying factors which are aniloxes, cylinders, sleeves, ink types etc. different kinds of plate mounting tapes are preferred depending on their thickness, degree of softness and texture etc.
Bimeks offers plate mounting tapes with following options:
a) Hard mount tapes 100-300 microns
b) Cushion mount tapes 380-500 microns
c) Fabric tapes
Hard mount tapes bring optimum results on all print jobs. Cushion products use special adhesive technology on both sides. This allows a strong contact between the tape and the plate during the print process, providing great solvent and chemical resistance. Our special adhesive formulations allow for easy repositioning during the application of the plate onto the cylinder or sleeve. Once the print run has been completed the adhesion technology also allows a clean, residue-free removal from the plate and cyclinder. Different levels of adhesion on the plate side ensures we have the right products for all types of print jobs:
Medium level, to meet the most common printers requirements
Low for more demanding large and thin photopolymer plates
High for small cylinders and rigid plates.