The Tapes Behind Today's Plate Mounting Tape Experts!
Adhesive security you can trust for flexographic printing applications!
Meet the Tapes Behind Today's Plate Mounting Tape Experts!
At tesa, our inspiration comes from the people who rely on us, which is why we never stop looking for new ways to help flexographic printers achieve greater operational efficiency and higher quality output. From our world-class R&D team to attentive, knowledgable customer support, everything we do has one goal in mind: to help you improve your process and your bottom line.
tesa Softprint® Tapes
Meet Our Newest Innovation -
tesa Softprint® Secure II Plate Mounting Tape
With the next-generation of the tesa Softprint® Secure Family of products, tesa now offers a robust line of 20+ products for mounting flexographic printing plates onto cylinders and sleeves. The new-and-improved tesa Softprint® Secure Family is comprised of four distinctive products, all of which are equipped with the same tried-and-true, tesa signature closed-cell foam and filmic reinforcement technology that promotes high-quality results throughout the entire print run.
The defining feature of the enhanced tesa Softprint® Secure Family is its revolutionary adhesive system that has been specially developed to securely mount and maintain position of flexographic plates for the duration of the print process. Because of this new adhesive system, the tesa Softprint® Secure products are able to resist edge lifting, even on the smallest cylinders and sleeves, regardless of plate thickness, and run at speeds only limited by the press itself!
Furthermore, a recent technological breakthrough by the tesa Research & Development group has resulted in an adhesive system that is extremely resistant to solvents, particularly when compared to other products on the market. With this breakthrough technology, cleaning plates while on press will no longer cause edge lifting due to compromised adhesive systems of the plate mounting tape. With the new-and-improved tesa Softprint® Secure Family, flexo printers can now print with security and confidence.
Meet the family:
tesa® 52825 Softprint® Secure – 20-mil hard foam plate mounting tape
tesa® 52820 Softprint® Secure – 20-mil medium-hard foam plate mounting tape
tesa® 52821 Softprint® Secure – 20-mil medium foam plate mounting tape
tesa® 52822 Softprint® Secure – 20-mil soft foam plate mounting tape
Print with security and confidence with the tesa Softprint® Secure Family!
Closed-cell foam used in tesa® Plate Mounting Tapes
tesa Softprint® Foams - Making the Difference
The tesa Softprint® Plate Mounting Tape assortment offers several proven process benefits for today‘s flexo printers. A variety of foams in varying degrees of hardness levels offer printers the right choices to meet each job's print requirements.
From the softest foam for the finest screens while reducing press bouncing stripes, up to the hardest foam for solids while avoiding pin holing and delivering a perfect solid area density, tesa® foam Plate Mounting Tapes make the right impression every time!
The properties of the PE (polyethylene) foam have been optimized with thickness tolerance in mind. tesa Softprint® foams maintain their thickness levels throughout the entire print run, ensuring consistent ink distribution. Take a closer look:
Optimized recovery capability, guaranteeing consistent print results at higher speeds
Higher foam elasticity transmits even the finest plate details
Magnification under screen-electron-microscopes reveals the secret of the tesa Softprint® foam's small, completely closed, spherical foam cells
Always the Right Adhesive Strength
tesa's advanced adhesives are carefully crafted for printers of today, providing:
Simple repositioning of tape and plate before printing
High bond strength during printing, ensuring no edge lifting, even when using the tape a second time
Simple and residue-free demounting of plate and tape following printing, made possible by a low increase in peel adhesion