Asahi Photoproducts (Tokyo, Japan & Brussels, Belgium), a leader in flexographic photopolymer plate development, has unveiled its new AWP CleanFlat FlatTop out-of-the-box, water-washable flexo plate with CleanPrint technology. The new plates not only deliver flexo printing in harmony with the environment, but also improved quality and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). Asahi CleanPrint plates are ideal for a wide range of applications and substrates and have been specifically developed by the company’s chemical engineers to transfer the remaining ink to the printed substrate, reducing press stops for plate cleaning while delivering consistent quality throughout the entire press run. The new plate with CleanPrint technology can be used out of the box with no special workflow or equipment required. CleanFlat plates are compatible with standard workflows – including UV bank light tubes, UV LED or Full HD exposure systems, and modern microcell screening technologies to ensure the highest level of quality and consistency throughout the print run.