Dixie Graphics Plans Summer Debut for Asahi TOP – “Pinning Top Dot” Flexographic Solvent Plate Technology

NASHVILLE, TN—Dixie Graphics (DG), a pre-media provider of graphics and color management, platemaking, and creative solutions for the commercial print industry, is set to debut its latest plate technology – Asahi TOP – ‘Pinning Top Dot’ solvent plate material, in July 2013.

Announcement came at FTA’s INFO*FLEX. DG continues press trials after initial testing as Asahi’s exclusive U.S. beta test facility for TOP yielded impressive results for multiple printers. Availability of the solvent-wash TOP plate in sheet sizes of up to 50-in x 80-in will take productivity to a new level and greatly increase exposure of the benefits seen from TOP to all flexographic printers.

DG’s aforementioned plate trials and marketing research initiative began earlier this year and have revealed eye-catching results with multiple web widths and substrates, highlighted by:

  • Extremely fine, soft tonal gradation
  • Minimal dot gain and dot bridging resulting from precise ink transfer
  • Dramatic reduction in ink build up; less plate cleaning needed
  • Longer plate life

Print samples from TOP testing and TOP orientation will be provided by DG’s business development team at Booth 632 at FTA’s INFO*FLEX 2013, San Diego Convention Center, April 29-30, 1:30-5:30 pm.

Asahi TOP bolsters an existing menu of high performance digital plate materials DG offers including Asahi DSF, MacDermid DMAX & UVR, Flint ACE, as well as others.

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