The quality of flexographic printing often depends on how the plates are mounted: a softer mounting tape for halftone work and crisp lines, a firm tape for solid ink. Careful application of 3M products formulated specifically for flexo printing can help you achieve great results. By using the right technique for preparation, mounting, and plate removal, you’ll get optimum performance from the mounting tape. Proper surface preparation is important. It ensures that the plate mounting tape will develop consistent and optimum adhesion between both the back of the photopolymer printing plate, and the cylinder or sleeve.