Flexographic print quality depends a lot on how the plates are mounted. Choose the right firmness of mounting tape for the type of graphics you’re printing: halftones, line art and type, solid blocks of color. Micro channels on both adhesive surfaces help eliminate air bubbles that can get trapped between the plate and the tape and between the tape and the sleeve.
We offer the broadest range of foam densities, adhesives and tape thickness in the industry to give you more choices to provide high print quality as you increase speed and productivity in your print operation.
3M™ L-Series Tapes are designed to provide easy and clean removal of printing plates, to reduce plate damage, plus excellent resistance to plate lifting. The L-Series adhesives have a crosshatched pattern that allows air to release.
3M™ EH-Series Tapes have higher plate side adhesion to resist edge lifting on cylinder diameters as small as 2 inches. The EH-Series adhesives have a crosshatched pattern that allows air to release.
The plate-side adhesive of 3M™ E-Series Tapes maintains tight contact, yet peels off easily to reduce plate damage. The E-Series adhesives have a crosshatched pattern that allows air to release.