Flexo Services

At Forward flexo, we provide a variety of different services involving flexo plates. Consequently, we can provide for any of your flexo plate needs. Have a look below to see what we can provide.

6.35mm or 0.25" Flexo Plate and mounting tools

  • We stock both opaque and clear carriers / shims
  • Stitched clip on the lead edge for additional strength on press.
  • Shims can be made using a variety of clips.
  • Trailing edge is usually fitted with 8mm brass eyelets through filament tape for easy storage on hooks.
  • Airflow or Diamond weave double sided tape is used to mount. Both offer excellent adhesion to the carrier.
  • The edges of the plates are sealed to the shims to prevent dirt or water ingress, prolonging the life of the plates.

Plate Repair For Corrugated Flexo Plates

6.35mm or 0.25" Flexo Plate and mounting tools

  • Complete re-mounting service for plates that are lifting from the shim
  • All artwork elements can be mounted onto new shim
  • Re-sealing of all artwork elements
  • Chamfering service to leading and trail edges of plates
  • We can repair plates that have been manufactured elsewhere
  • Local collection and delivery can be arranged

High-Quality Film Output

Film negatives from imagesetter

  • 4 regularly serviced and calibrated image setters on site
  • Linotronic 330 (304mm max imaging width)
  • Screen frequency / density calibrated with X-rite & Gretag densitometers
  • ECRM VR50 (450mm max imaging width)
  • Linotronic 560 (450mm max imaging width)
  • Linotronic Herkules Pro (750mm max imaging width)
  • Many different dot shapes: Euclidean, Round, Square, etc.
  • Harlequin HPS (Harlequin Precision Screening) available
  • 4000dpi max resolution at 200lpi

Digital Photopolymer Plate Making

1.7mm, 2.84mm, 6.35mm flexo plates selection

  • Virtually any thickness can be acquired
  • Water wash polymer
  • Solvent wash polymer
  • Strict quality controls and automation in place ensure the highest quality products
  • All digital plates made on ESKO CDI machines ranging from 25″ x 30″ to 48″ x 35″
  • Lasers support standard 2540dpi and high definition 4000dpi for the ultimate in photo quality reproduction.
  • This equipment, coupled with a state-of-the-art Esko-Automation workflow enables us to produce consistently high-quality digital printing plates.

Graphic Design & Reprographics

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  • Powerful graphic design suite from Adobe and Corel
  • Team able to work from basic design briefs and ideas

File Handling & Proofing

Adobe CC Illustrator, In Design, Photoshop, Acrobat ESKO, Enfocus, Corel Logos

  • We have all the latest file handling software
  • Convert to industry standards with ease
  • High quality digital proof templates for client approval

Let’s discuss your requirements today


tel:01772 20622427

sales@forwardflexo.co.uk