Plates/Platemaking

AVantage TechTip #2 From Anderson and Vreeland
February 17, 2015

Making a few tweaks around your photopolymer plate production area can improve your efficiency and ensure your employees have a comfortable workspace. This month's AVantage TechTip from Anderson & Vreeland provides some helpful advice on how to keep your plate production area running smoothly. 

Asahi Photoproducts Opens Technology Center
August 28, 2009

ATLANTA, Ga.—Asahi Photoproducts, a supplier of photopolymer printing plates, announced the opening of its Atlanta Technology Center (ATC). This facility completes Asahi’s global technical network, adding to facilities already operational in Asia and Europe.

A&V to Distribute Flint Group Printing Plates
May 8, 2009

CHARLOTTE, N.C.—Flint Group Flexographic Products has announced that Anderson & Vreeland, Inc. has agreed to distribute its line of nyloprint® printing plates and processing equipment for letterpress printing applications.

MacDermid Secures Canadian Distribution with Heidelberg
May 8, 2009

ATLANTA, Ga.—MacDermid Printing Solutions announced that effective June 11, 2009, Heidelberg Canada Graphic Equipment Limited will distribute MacDermid’s sheet photopolymer plate products and equipment in Canada.

Don’t Overthink It
March 1, 2009

Flexo platemaking, in its most basic concept, is very simple. You start with a sheet of solid (or liquid) material, selectively alter it chemically using UV light, then remove the areas you don’t want, leaving the areas you do want as the image.

Kodak Completes Expansion of Digital Plate Facility
February 27, 2009

COLUMBUS, Ga.—Kodak has recently completed the expansion of its digital plate production facility in Columbus, Ga. Adding 26,000 square feet to the existing facility, Kodak is using this third production line to meet the digital plate supply needs of print service providers in a wide variety of markets, and to further its commitment to advancing digital plate production processes and technologies.

Printing Plate Environmental Impact Study Released
February 25, 2009

CHARLOTTETOWN, PEI, Canada—J Zarwan Partners has published an in-depth research study, "Environmental Impact of Printing Plates," to help printers make informed choices when purchasing plates, and to bring to an often confusing issue. The report analyses four main areas where plates can have an environmental impact—chemistry, energy, water, and waste, and compares the relative environmental impact between different categories of plates, as well as comparing the resources used by different plates within a category.