Flenex FW

Las planchas Flenex FW se diseñaron para proporcionar la más alta calidad de impresión para una amplia gama de aplicaciones flexográficas, mientras que ofrece un rendimiento excelente a lo largo del proceso de producción.

Flenex FW es una plancha flexo lavable con agua que proporciona la más alta calidad de impresión y productividad, mientras reduce significativamente el coste comparado con otras tecnologías como la térmica, solvente o otras lavables con agua.

Los principales beneficios de las planchas Flenex FW lavables con agua son:

  • Tiempo total de creación de plancha menos de 40 minutos
  • Calidad flexo máxima (hasta 200lpi, 1% punto de procesado)
  • Más salidas por hoja para una productividad puntera

Technology overview

Flenex FW photopolymer plates contain a special rubber-based compound that offers a number of inherent advantages over other elastomeric materials from which most other flexo plates are made. In particular, rubber is not oxygen sensitive, which minimises the effect oxygen in the air has on the dot shape and the complexity of the system to eliminate oxygen from the plate production process. The other advantages of a rubber-based plate material include:

  • Reduced dot gain
  • Better ink transfer for cleaner, brighter print results
  • Faster exposure and washout times
  • Much more durable
  • Mild washout with water and dishwasher soap
  • Reduced plate swell

Higher productivity

Flenex FW water-washable plates reduce platemaking processing times to less than 40 minutes, 300% faster than leading solvent systems and 1.5 times faster than current thermal and water-wash technologies. Faster platemaking means more time on press and a dramatic increase in output per shift, freeing you to redeploy labour to more value-added activities.

Typical benefits include:

  • Increase in number of plates produced
  • Faster job turnaround
  • Maximise press time
  • Lower labour costs or opportunity to redeploy

Lower cost-in-use

Because of the simplicity of Flenex FW plate processing, the expense of higher-cost solvent and thermal processors as well as potential upcharges on associated consumables is avoided. The Flenex FW system therefore represents the lowest cost in use for the production of flexo plates.

More durable

Flenex FW is proven to deliver significant improvements in plate durability and reductions in plate swell, thanks to its unique technology. This means each plate is able to perform longer on press than competitive plates. This increases overall press uptime and results in longer print runs and greater overall profitability.


Flenex FW plates are compatible with leading Flexo LAM CTP devices such as Screen PlateRite FX, Esko CDI and Xeikon ThermoflexX Series as well as with the main water wash processors in the industry.

Both the analogue and digital versions of Flenex FW can be used with any UV, water-based or solvent-based inks.