AUSTRALIA • Label Partners, a leading producer of quality labels for many industries, has acquired an Asahi Photoproducts AWP 2530 Combi all-in-one water-washable plate processor for use with Asahi AWP-DEF flexo plates. The Southern Australian company produces labels for companies in the wine, general food and beverage, automotive, pharmaceutical and chemical sectors.
David McCloud, managing director of Label Partners, states, “We were the first company in Australia to embrace the Asahi AWP system. The resulting cost-effective but very high quality digital plates consistently achieve a print result that compares favourably against most offset labels seen in the wine label market.”
Asahi plates incorporate “Pinning Technology for Clean Transfer”, a flexographic plate technology that features low plate surface energy that transfers all remaining ink to the printed substrate. Compared to conventional plates, this reduces press-cleaning stops, creating a significant profitability improvement. These plates deliver very high resolution with fine screen rulings and minimum dots fading out to zero, allowing a broader total colour gamut to be achieved, providing more design flexibility and enhanced graphic quality.