Pinning Technology for Clean Transfer allows a kiss-touch printing pressure setting. It makes use of low plate surface tension, made possible by a specially engineered Asahi polymer chemistry, to inhibit liquid flow. The ink forms a globule, with a large contact angle and high pinning point. This results in a cleaner and more homogeneous ink transfer from plate to substrate, helping flexographic printers meet the ever-increasing quality demands of their customers.

“Asahi Photoproducts is pleased to be playing a role in FFP Packaging Solutions’ production of this important guide,” said Dieter Niederstadt, Technical Marketing Manager for Asahi Photoproducts Europe. “It is encouraging to see the growing popularity of fixed colour palette printing in the UK, with brands, retailers and converters alike benefiting from its increased efficiencies. We believe the guide will spur adoption even further, both in the UK and throughout Europe, making it easier for stakeholders to quickly determine when fixed colour palette printing is appropriate. FFP’s experience, along with that of other Asahi customers who are using our flexographic plates that feature Pinning Technology with Clean Transfer, clearly demonstrates that fixed colour palette printing’s time has come, and it is taking flexographic printing to the next level of efficiency and profitability.”

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