Photopolymer Pad Printing Plates

Aqua Gold Printing Plates
These water wash plates are green/gold in colour, have a thickness of 0.73mm and when
cured have a shore D hardness of 65.
They are suitable for open ink tray machines.
The nylon polymer provides a high quality image reproduction, ideal for half tones and fine details or lines. 

Red Water Wash Plates

These water wash plates are yellow/green in colour, have a thickness of 0.73mm and when cured have a shore hardness of around 75. 
The high density of the cross linked polymer means this plate is suitable for open ink tray and ink cup machines.
The expected life of the plate is around 20,000 impressions.
The plate also provides high quality image reproduction for half tones and fine details or lines.

Alca Tuff Printing Plates

These alcohol wash plates are red in colour, have a thickness of 0.52mm, and when cured have a shore D hardness of 90.
The high abrasion resistance of the plates means they are ideal for long runs of 50,000 impressions.
This plate is best used for high resolution images with half tones and fine details or lines, resulting in superior reproduction quality for complex printed images. 
Alca Tuff plates are particularly suited for closed ink cup machines.

Etched Photopolymer plates and Pre press and service

Our Art Department is equipped to process all your pre-press needs for pad printing. From the artwork proof to etched plate for pad printing.

Getting your artwork correct is a key factor to ensure your project can be manufactured within your timeframe.

If you require low resolution artwork redrawn into the correct formatt for pad printing, we also offer this service at an additional fee.

Contact: artworks@astor.com.au