Steel Pad Printing Plates

0.25mm Thin steel printing plates
These thin steel plates have a precision ground surface.
They are etched on one side only and can only be used on ink cup machines.
They can be supplied punched or un- punched to suit various types of machines.
Expected life of the plates is around 60,000 impressions.

0.5mm Thin steel printing plates
These thin steel plates have a polished surface.
They can be etched on one side and are suitable for open ink tray and sealed ink cup machines.
The plates can be supplied punched or un-punched to suit most types of machines.
As the plates contain a percentage of chrome, they can be used for medium to long production runs.
The life expectancy of the plate is around 150,000 impressions.

10mm Thick steel printing plates
These thick steel plates are lapped on one side only and can therefore only be etched on one side.
They are suitable for open ink tray machines.
The plates are hardened to 62 Hrc and have a life of around one million impressions.

10mm Chrome Thick steel printing plates
These thick steel plates contain a percentage of chrome (so are corrosion
resistant) and hardened to 63 Hrc which results in an extremely long life of around 2 million impressions.
Suitable for both open ink tray and ink cup machines. 
These plates will produce the finest print quality.

*We cannot guarantee the number of impressions as the above figures are based on plates being properly cleaned, stored and maintained in the correct conditions.


Contact: artworks@astor.com.au