Plates that come off in one piece and removing the tape from sleeves with less force can improve operations.
The job isn’t done at the end of the press run. Reusing flexographic plates avoids the expense of recreating them, so removing them in one piece is valuable. Removing the tape from the sleeve or cylinder with less force can also save time and effort. We provide tapes that both stay down firmly during a run and remove more easily afterward.
Removing flexographic plates in one undamaged piece lets you reuse rather than remake plates, saving both time and money. 3M™ Cushion-Mount™ L-series and Pro-series mounting tapes are optimized to prevent edge lift, yet flexo plates are up to 78% easier to remove*. In addition, Pro-Series tapes featuring the 3M™ Comply™ Adhesive System require up to 54% less force for removal from the sleeve**.
3M™ Cushion-Mount™ Plate Mounting Tapes help your print room be optimal, consistent and productive by offering the industry’s largest range of tape densities, each produced to tight caliper tolerances and engineered to stick firmly with the crosshatch pattern in the adhesive that helps air escape. Then when the print run is over, remove the plate from the tape and the tape from the sleeve with less force to help reduce plate waste, save time and improve operations.
*Compared to 3M™ Cushion-Mount™ Plus H-Series Plate Mounting Tapes
**Compared to 3M™ Cushion-Mount™ Plus H-Series, E-Series, & L-Series Plate Mounting Tapes
Plate Side Removal
Sleeve Side Removal
3M™ Cushion-Mount™ Pro-Series Plate Mounting Tapes with 3M™ Comply™ Adhesive System feature the strong edge hold, air release technology and tight caliper tolerances you expect from 3M flexographic tapes, plus the easier plate removal feature of L-series tapes. But Pro-Series tapes are also engineered to be removed from the sleeve or cylinder with less force, which can help improve productivity by making one-piece removal more likely.
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