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Product Name : CTP inkjet image on flexo plate
Item# : 133846-687
Model : 133846-687
Last update : 2015.05.08
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Prepress Innovation for Inkjet 


      Prepress Inkjet Technology 


                                                            Digital prepress CTF-> CTP-> CTS

Our innovation = our obligation

          Our creation = our responsibility



color flexible packaging, labels and boxes



no film, no digi plate  with 175 LPI sharp dots on your plates


No more digital plates for CTP plate making?

Prepress innovation after reaching perfect resolution of 175 lpi 1% reproduction for all printing plate making by CTF (Computer To Film) inkjet images on special coated films, now same results to print direct on letterpress and flexographic plates for fine color flexible packaging, label and box printing is available now. This is due to new breaking through of nozzle technology with a flatbed printer able to print fine images on plate materials directly which means that no expensive digital plate and laser equipment are required for CTP (Computer To Plate) in printing industry any more.

To apply a black layer with an enough opaque black density on plate then use laser technology for fine image ablation in order for go through the UV light to cue the area for printing, this is the principle of a digital plate. First of all it is necessary for a machine to apply laser beam although it is not strong but still more expensive than an inkjet printer. Secondly, the plate needs to have a black layer coating which means the cost is increased and not all plates are available with this coating for some users.

Meantime because of fine reproduction is now possible, this is also a good news for screen printers especially for fine electronic circuit industry (PCB), CTS (Computer To Screen) will be an ideal choice of reproduction the plate without film, vacuum and exposure, these functions now are all can be done at the same time by equipping together with a LED/UV lamp inline the printer for sharper image, less labor, time saving and reducing wastes due to failures during the process.



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45 years in flexographic prepress field (since 1974), started from flexo and letterpress plate making consumable and equipment, from small to big, from liquid photopolymer FlexoBag to solid plate, from solvent washout to water washable, from negative film to plate materials. Flexo Technology based in Taipei Taiwan has gained reputation in the global market as well as keep on developing and creating new method, new applications for flexographic industry.

 LaserBlack-easy negative making

LaserBlack Enhancer was the first idea and product before inkjet printer was not using so popular at beginning period of 21 century. At that time laser printer was commonly used as a print our instrument as well as it was the most clean and clear image can be printed for art workers after layout for film reproduction by using process camera. The laser prints on film was not opaque enough for plate exposures due to the particles of toner was not fine enough to array closely enough in order to avoid the gap in between when show up the image.

The enhancer actually is a simple coating machine to apply an even layer upon the laser printed material by using a water based solution to melt the toners over the print and the image will not spread out with no or very less dot gain but gaining the black density x3 up to 4.50 optically measured by transmission densitometer. This was the most cost economic way of negative making from consumable and equipment sides for every office was using laser printer to print their documents at that time.

LaserBlack Enhancer was so widely used in the decade over the world only the size was limited to A4 and A3 because there was not so many bigger size laser printer in the market even if have it the price was so expensive that nobody will buy it to make film. Customer’s demand for the big size film made us to keep on researching the inkjet printer with ink and film for use economically and in substitution of photographic film which is apparently will disappear in the earth soon.

CTF - as goog as photo film for repeat use

Due to experiences with laser enhancing system fortunately it is easy for us to develop new methods of film making by inkjet printer as long as we can find proper printer, proper ink, proper film and proper software able to RIP the dot precisely and to do the color separation job by only a click without experienced engineer any more. Thanks to the technical innovation, new inkjet printers with finer reproduction and less cost effective investment to make film by inkjet printer as good as a photo film from an image setter and the cost is less than a photo film. The dream is coming true.

CTP - no film plate making

To follow up a victory and press the attack, CTF (Computer To Film) is well accepted for the printing industry to make film good for plate exposure.

Now we are thinking far more than this. To think of using no film, no vacuum. We have to concentrate much more on making image directly on plate (any plate), we are now able to print image upon the plate directly for no film, no vacuum exposure to prevent failure of plate making to the less.

  For this purpose CTP (Computer To Plate) system by inkjet printer, dream is also come true, digital plate is not necessary and expensive laser ablation machine is not requiring any more, any kind of plates can be printed with direct image on it. Furthermore by using new technology of LED, a UV lamp can be also equipped on the nozzle head of the printer to expose the plate simultaneously to cure the polymer or to harden the surface for no vacuum exposure protectively this is especially helpful to the big plate making.

   CTS - no vacuum, no exposure

  It is always a big problem of vacuum with frame when screen plate making. CTP direct image upon plate can be also used for screen plate making as it is emulsion coated. Besides the frame thickness of one to two inch which is difficult to do the vacuum well during exposure, if the air bubble in the middle between or vacuum power is not strong enough, it will fail and have to repeat again. More over screen printers know which kind of emulsion is good for what kind of ink to do the right job. In addition to this CTS (Computer To Screen) system with direct image, LED / UV exposure in line (no film / no vacuum / no exposure any more), it is also not necessary to change the emulsion you are using in order to prevent printer’s trouble of selecting proper solvent critically if the emulsion is changed.

CTF, CTP and CTS are new innovative developments of our team in these years. CTF is now able to make films up to 175 lpi dot reproduction and the quality is as excellent as photo film good for offset, label and flexible package printing. CTP flatbed printer is now made up to 64 x 110 inch (1626 x 2800 mm) jumbo plate making for huge corrugated box printing for motor cycle package. While CTS printer is now not only good for big screen frame direct image but also able to inkjet images on many small frames at the same time with UV exposure ready for developing and plate making as long as the frames can be put on the flatbed.


       PPD BROUSSE Clichés

        Ales / France

Ales is a village in France full with grape yards, about 120 kilo meters away from the beautiful city in south France of Marselle port. PPD BROUSSE Clichés is a traditional flexographic plate making house since 40 years ago. Mr. Daniel Brousse is the boss and his son Michael Brousse is the operation manager.

Daniel’s brother in law is running a corrugated box factory providing boxes for all grapes and wines, therefore they have to rely independently on them to make flexographic plate for printing jobs. The mother started to make the plate from design / art work / film making……. since 80’s. Now Michael has to work hard in order to provide plate making service of the box factories for all the city / village near around. Fortunately, now they have this CTP direct image printer to help them for the busy and tight production.

Before having this CTP inkjet printer, they used an inkjet printer to make film which is not necessary for them to invest extra money on a camera, processor and related equipment by using photo film which will no longer exist soon. This experience is helping them a lot and has make them to get acquaintance with operating this inkjet CTP printer for direct image on flexographic plate quickly and easily.

After the installation of hardware and inputting the RIP software into their computer as well as entering to their in house operating system. The next day, Michael starts to print images on the plate directly without using film. The UV lamps are equipped with the CTP printer under the flatbed for plate back exposure which is convenient for them no need to turn over the plate in the room which is not big, as well as the LED / UV on the inkjet head hardening the surface of the plate immediate right after print protecting any possible damage of image from moving the plate to washout processor which is not quite close and when a plate is not small.

Satisfactorily, they are all happy about the performance of hardware and enjoying so many choice of settings from the RIP software, besides of no film / no vacuum / sharp Image and easy operation, take all the advantages when the shop is not in a big space, not so many operators and processor is not in a nearby place for the big size plate making.

Michael is delighted personally because of this printer of no film, no vacuum and no turning over side of back exposure in line, will save him 15-20 minutes of processing time each big plate. Now he is not afraid of more jobs come in for he can handle it easily with this machine which means that he is able to enjoy finishing every weekend with his families now. 







     52 x 110 inch (1320 x 2800 mm)

                                     64 x 110 inch (1626 x 2800 mm)

Team@flexo is now able to supply you Jumbo CTP inkjet printer in 52 x 110 inch (1320 x 2800 mm) by using no film / no vacuum technology which enable plate making to be very simple, easy and convenient for handling these jumbo flexo plate available in the world now. By just think of how to make the big film / how to move and draw down with plate by vacuum / how to check and how to escape the air bubbles in the middle of the film and plate, you will know how much the benefits of this Jumbo printer can do for you.

This will equipped with UV lamps under flatbed for back exposure on the printer in line. LED /UV on printer head access simultaneously right after print, in order to protect image on plate surface of no damage during moving for enhanced exposure and moving the big plate to washout machine.

Furthermore, plate manufacturers can make giant plate up to 64 x 110 inch (1626x 2800 mm) under special order basis, this is also no problem for NozzleBlack CTP printer at all. Only the actual effective back exposure area is limited to 52 x 110 inch (1320 x 2800mm) due to limited lamp length. Because, we use a best printer for X-axis from Japan which actually is a printer good for 64 inch print in width.

  The jumbo film is not necessary any more due to direct image on plate now and no more vacuum during exposure of no film. Meantime, jumbo plate washout have also to be managed at the same time, in order to complete the whole plate making process. Fortunately we also available jumbo automatic washout processor with Auto washout + Exposure + Drying + Solvent recovery to finish total plate making steps.

  Auto washout unit equipped with black ink / layer removing first then going into the normal wash department as for digital plate. Elevated exposure unit for post exposure and enhancing the fine line / fine text / fine dot exposure for 100% reproduction because of sharp image from direct image on plate. Drying unit equipped with anti-tack UVC treatment and a recovery unit is connecting fresh solvent come in and old solvent go out automatically.

This combination of corrugated flexo jumbo plate pre-press system is the most simple / easy / economic / low investment / low production cost / less damage / less failure / less labor ways of flexo plate making in the world by now. Just think of how much money can be saved from jumbo film making / jumbo film procession / jumbo plate moving / jumbo plate handling….., these is already saving a lot of money for you already.


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NozzleBlack CTP printer 

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How to do next when photographic film disappears?


The first few wave of rumors in the past that photographic film manufacturers will announce to stop manufacturing as well as photographic film is about to terminate the production and disappear again recently. For printing and plate making industry how to respond it, how to choose alternative plan to face this problem for future production requirement?

This is the way to provide for your choice:

CTP (Computer To Plate) no film imaging technology is a direct inkjet imaging on the plate, the latest technology. This image inkjet directly on plate can omit the film, and because of direct imaging, film and plate are “Zero” distance in between, so that the image is very sharp and can save the vacuum suction process (especially the screen frames) and the plate handling trouble and damage (especially when the large plate). Required material is only Inkjet ink, do not have to use film, can reduce lot of cost also eliminates the need for a lot of steps, operators can also be more rapid operation to reduce operating time. The principle is to move the printer on a flatbed, any plate just put on the bed then can print the image, the time of printing is the same as on the film. The flatbed can equip with UV lamp for direct plate exposure. Not only IR (infrared) lamp can put on the head section of printer to dry up the ink, but also add LED / UV to do exposure right after image print. This second option is current a hot item for corrugated printing plate and screen plate making industries. Their future is not afraid of the disappearance of photosensitive film.




The first inkjet CTP + LED/uv flexo flatbed printer 

in the world


First corrugated plate making inkjet CTP ever


  Printers => flexo plate making in plant

In the past days over the world or even in Japan now, most of corrugated printers (95%) are outsourcing their plate for they may presume that plate making is a total different production for a box printing company.

Now a days, they found the profit of outsourcing plate is taken so much from them that many corrugated factories are getting interest in making their own plates in plant from which may reduce this part of cost to only 10-20 % from what they are paying every month.

They may think of complications of first, film making then plate making, to hire more people for this purpose, no easy to have skilled engineers for the job. Most important is considering if there is a SOP to success the plate making. After they buying the equipment may just increase they capital investment and cause other problems of people management.

Obviously to save cost of everything inside the manufacturing factory is a trend for every industry now. Less people to work in plate making room with contemporary equipment of digitalization and automation by investing less cost machine for future production, this dream of 80-90% cost saving of your plate can come true.

Due to trade war between countries, JP corrugated box factories are predicting a recession is coming soon, for this reason, they have to cut off the high cost items and put into first innovation list. Changing from outsourcing plates to make it in plant is almost the first consideration and decision now so as the same way of thinking in Korea.

CTP (Computer To Plate), direct image without using film by inkjet printer is a first choice of economic investment for plate making now a days. With automatic washout machine for SOP process. Both are good and important weapons for digitalization and automation as well as for less cost effective investments. Two persons are required in the plate making room, and raw material cost is also limited to the photopolymer plate in boxes only.

Flexo prepress trend of post DRUPA16

CTP + Platemaking total solution

Hilson Huang – CEO / Flexo Technology Inc.

Future development of flexo prepress post 2016 DRUPA can be sniffed out new direction after the show, conventional flexo plate making both in technical and equipment sides have been considered to combining software and hardware together to receipt new era of digital technology, DRUPA 16 has clearly stated the trend of flexo prepress especially for the corrugated printing industry.

Remembered a few years ago, the using of inkjet printer for printing industry is still in the stage of being suspected , whether CTF inkjet film can completely replace photographic film concerns four years ago, or even two years ago. Inkjet negative film can it be compatible with photosensitive film? Inkjet film can it be completely replace the photographic film industry and accepted by the industry? These questions now jump from the CTF directly for flexo CTP application.


Offset CTP digital technology is the use of image can be processed and  controlled by infrared (IR laser) or ultraviolet light (VIOLET laser). Flexographic CTP laser device is already using almost the same principle, the use of laser beams to ablate the image on a black layer coated photopolymer plate surface, then following with hardening and washout of all platemaking process steps. For such surface black coated plates user must pay a higher cost of 20% -30% to the conventional plate.

During these well-developed lithographic CTP 20 years, another new inkjet imaging technology was invented in the United States and carried forward by the JP manufacturers ,as well as with early application for advertising industry of molding cutters, nowadays inkjet printer can print beautiful color jobs, then from small to large size, from slow to fast production, from roll to flatbed, plus automatic demands of feeding and delivery devices, the largest and fastest inkjet printing machine has suddenly become a digital printing press.




 Due to tremendous improvements of inkjet printer and software within these 10 years, users like the inkjet printer very much, bigger and sophisticated equipment with more humane operation considerations, reduce the probability of failure and down time, more use making more user’s confidence. On the other hand because of more usage of inkjet printer more common senses such as training / maintenance / repairing are also becoming popular, users accepted both equipment and technology enhancing each other, the more inkjet printer contributed to the development of today's hot use.


Inkjet CTP is different from digital laser imaging machine, although they are still unable to inkjet imaging for fine dot such as 150 / 175 LPI reproduction as laser machine, but for under 100 LPI jobs inkjet imaging directly to the surface of a flexo plate with color separations and screening by RIP software is more than sufficient for corrugated box printing. Please understand, the greatest demand of photopolymer plate is not for flexible package / label / paper bag printing, but for corrugated box printing.

This largest piece of cake is 60-70 % share of the global market, direct image flexo CTP inkjet printer is to be used perfectly on plate making for corrugated printing, with this no film / no vacuum direct imaging technology it is easy to make 100% successful jobs, leaving only washout and follow-up procedure to finish the plate, thus solve a large part of failure possibility or to make again due to manual negligence.


In DRUPA 2016, the direct imaging digital flexo machine is not the main topic now, the prepress battlefield has been extended to direct imaging with inline back + main exposures that has become total solution of flexo prepress digitization. ESKO has announced new CRYSTAL unit with double-side exposures which can be used in connection with their CDI direct image system, this can significantly reduce losses by turning over the plate for back exposure and then turning back for film exposure especially when it is a large size plate.

                                               (CTP crating for shipment to France)

Unlike the separated type CRYSTAL exposure unit, the inkjet printer is easy to install UV lamps which can be mounted under the flatbed and the LED / UV exposure light source can be directly installed behind the head of imaging can be carried out main exposure (image exposure) without vacuum suction, which complies with the latest flexographic platemaking total solutions can reduce processing time 68%, reducing operator training time by 50% and speed up plate making time of 74% if according to the CRYSTAL unit.

Cost savings, reduce manpower and reduced working hours, the larger the plate the easy to make CTP plate on any of the conventional plates. These are total solutions of post Drupa16 flexo prepress, it will become a new trend for the future flexo plate making.  www.flexotech.com.tw






2016 Super Corrugated Exposition was held Oct. 17-20 in Orlando Florida USA during 100 year anniversary of the association. It was happened the period for American president election therefore Hilary choose Orlando Convention Center as the night of Democratic Party had enhanced the high light of the show event due to high level security control of the party.


300 exhibitors to participate in the exhibition, at site of
1,200 square meters, the audience on display all the corrugated manufacturing
printing related to the latest machines and technologies, Taiwan manufacturers
of two automatic fast slotted printing box large machine, Occupy the two ends
of the venue in the East, another one in the West, whenever the machine runs,
sound like a thunder, through the entire venue to showing the strength of
Taiwan's manufacturing power : MIT (Made In Taiwan).


Flexo Technolgy showed a CTP inkjet flatbed printer of up to
52 x 100 inches (1320 x 2540 mm) is available for the largest version of
corrugated printing. In this trend, this CTP flatbed printer can make printing
plate at the lowest cost in the fastest way for printing, less labor / fast
delivery / reduce costs / fully automated plate making enable you to become a
winner. NozzleBlack CTP direct imaging plate-making new technology free film,
online exposure, exemption from the old method, the greater the size, the
better version of production, 100% success will not fail, is the best choice
for revolutionary plate making automation.

                           2016 Super Corrugated Exposition was held Oct. 17-20 in Orlando Florida USA___________ 

In-Position Plate  (Island flexo plate / I-plate)

Good for corrugated high speed printing of 20000 / hour


Photopolymer flexo printing plate is playing an integral role in corrugated box printing industry, most of printing plates are made either by liquid resin or solid plate. These plates are with properties of low durometer, resilience and durability for good corrugated printing result, but due to big in size and thicker in plate therefore the weight is heavy.

To face the new era of high-speed printing presses, the traditional thick plate becomes a problem, in the high-speed printing with heavy plate due to dynamic imbalance it will cause vibration and effect printing results. The only way to improve is to reduce the weight of the entire plate, which is why “I-plate” is required.

In addition, the plate is also known as island plate, that is, all the printing images are on the island above, and the relieve areas are reduced to the base film for weight reduction. The result of this weight reduction is to remove the unnecessary plate material until the base film, the whole plate can be easy to mount on the plate cylinder directly. This is also good for storage and transportation of the plate.

Originally, this plate-making method is only suitable for the production of liquid resin plate, because the liquid resin can be recycled, so only to reduce costs for consideration, but nowadays new technology of CTP (Computer To Plate) printer to make direct image possible in-position on both sides of plate in good registration upon the flatbed of printer, to make a solid I- plate now is simple, easy and convenient.


I-plate (island plate, i-plate) is simply needs an extra mask negative film during back-side exposure of a plate, to cover up the non-image area, in order to be washed off till film base of a plate. CTP flatbed inkjet printer can act this extreme role, the reasons are :

1. To print mask-film on the back side of the plate at the same time can do led / UV exposure.

2. Turn over the plate for main image print with led / UV exposure as usual.

3. Both of mask image and negative image positioning are accurate only according to the plate position on flatbed and it is very convenient to print image with exposure both sides.



Frequently answered questions (CTP / FAQ)

NozzleBlack CTP inkjet printer for flexo

CTP printer inkjet on letterpress plate

1.      How NozzleBlack CTP inkjet printer was created?

Since LaserBlack enhance has created by Flexo Technology Inc. in 2006, we have about 20000 units used all over the world satisfactorily, some of the users are requesting for a new method to make bigger size negative film with good enough black density as LaserBlack enhancer.

After it, there are so many CTF system to print on film in the market with special ink and special treated film as negative for photopolymer plate making.

@flexo RD team was thinking more than that: a new technology can print on any untreated film as long as it is a transparent substrate in order to substitute photo film. In addition, to be able to print image on photopolymer plate directly with no film / no vacuum for 100% successful jobs and labor / cost saving.

Due to can print on any untreated film, therefore it is also can print on any surface of the photopolymer plate as well as on the screen frame, therefore the CTP inkjet printer was born in 2014, which is 8 years after the birth of LaserBlack.

2.      What are the advantages to use NozzleBlack CTP inkjet printer?

a.       Use any conventional photopolymer plates for our CTP printer, no more Digital plates.

b.      No film cost only cost of ink.

c.       No vacuum, no dirty spot, no air bubble and no more failure.

d.      No turn-over for back exposure.

e.       LED-UV exposure right after print to cure and harden the surface of plate.

f.       Good for high speed production of platemaking up to 30m2 each working day.

                      CTP flatbed printer can also print on film up to size of 52 x 80 inch

3.      How is the resolution and density from a NozzleBlack CTP inkjet printer?

The opaque density is 3.50 which is good enough for any platemaking and as good as a photo film from an image setter with chemical developing processor.

4.      Is the black image will fade / disappear and afraid of water?

The black image printed of negative area is dry up immediately after an IR lamp blow with hot air which will never fade away and disappear.

Due to use eco-solvent ink the image is not solved by water.

5.      Shall we use special ink for NozzleBlack CTP inkjet printer?

Yes, NozzleBlack CTP black ink is a super-black nano ink with a very thin layer to reduce the cost of ink consumption but still keep a high black opaque density to block the UV light during exposure.

6.      How about ink consumption and print speed of a NozzleBlack CTP inkjet printer?

Ink consumption of our CTP is 13-20 ml per m2 printing depends on the black area of image to print.

Print speed is 1 – 3.5 m2 per hour i.e. 17 - 60 min. per m2 depends on the RIP settings.

7.      How about the fine resolution can we achieve?

Color separation and screening jobs can be done by RIP software recommended by us. Fine screen dot can be done up to 85 lines per inch which is good enough for corrugated box printing and screen printing.

Skilled engineers are not required any more for color separation / dot shape / ruling / angle all can be set by RIP software from your PC.

8.      Any toxic or hazardous chemical used on the ink.

Ink and cleaner are eco-solvent products environmentally green and friendly which contents non-toxic and not harmful chemicals.

9.      What kind of working spot shall we need?

An air-conditioned room is good for this precision printer which is making film and making plate at the same time for you, needs a clean, cool and dry place to work.

(Contract signed for Two CTP printer 52x80 inch+auto washout system to Myanmar.)

10.  Where can we buy the ink? Any shipping problem?

Ink and cleaner are packed in a ink pack of 200ml are available from us and our dealer, which can print 10-17 m2 of black image, if for your job of 40 m2 each day, suggest to use 2 packs every day.

Cleaner is consumed not so much only when cleaning the nozzle head normally. When force cleaning the channel and head it will used a little bit more of cleaner.

Please note. Other ink and cleaner are not recommended for our printer to prevent block and damage of printer head.

11.  Do we need to use digital plate for NozzleBlack CTP inkjet printer?

For NozzleBlack CTP inkjet printer it is not necessary to use digital plate (with black coating), by just using conventional flexo plate is good enough and much economic for your platemaking cost.

12.  After print, how to take off black ink to prevent pollution of washout chemical?

a.       It is easy to take black print away after exposure by a vinyl tape just stick and pull.

b.      To wash off by solvent first before washout the plate.

c.       New generation processor to wash off the black ink at first tank as for digital plate is required for an auto-washout machine.

13.  Can we use any other ink to print?

No, you can not use any other ink and cleaner for the channel and nozzle head make be blocked and damaged easy. Meantime your warranty also may be discontinued.

14.  Black ink will dry quickly right after print?

Yes, we have an IR lamp acting as a heater with hot air for drying up the ink quickly to prevent ink spread in order to keep fine image and dot area clean and clear.

15. Can we use any plate and film to print?

Any conventional photopolymer plates can be used for direct CTP image on plate which will save a lot of labors, costs and time for you. At the same time, any transparent film without treatment can be printed as negative film on the flatbed as well.

16. What plate making else can we do with this NozzleBlack CTP inkjet printer?

In addition to print on all kinds of photopolymer plate (for corrugated flexo printing), the printer is designed for the height up to 100mm therefore it is also good for a screen frame to insert under the x-axis of our printer for direct image and UV exposure inline at the same time. (CTS computer To Screen)

17. Shall we adjust NozzleBlack CTP inkjet printer frequently?

As mentioned the CTP printer will clean the nozzle head frequently and automatically, once you have set up the conditions and running smooth according to your production, it is not necessary to readjust the printer at all.

18. How about warranty from you?

One year of warranty from Team@flexo except nozzle head. (as all printer manufacturer’s guaranty.)

Using of any ink and cleaner other than Team@flexo product will be also exempt from our warranty.

19. Any tips to print fine and quickly for my plate making?

A. Always to print following instruction and training from our engineers. Do not use any ink and cleaner other than our products which will block ink channel and damage nozzle head.

B. CTP printer will clean frequently and automatically, which will keep the head in best condition to print.

C. Paying more attention to ink and cleaner to see if it is enough for your daily job for mass production.

20. Any other suggestions from you to use this CTP for our mass production?


Please note the bigger the plate the easy for this CTP plate making to save your labor

No need to turn over the plate for back exposure and no vacuum for no failure.


For your production under 10 m2 / each day we have good efficiency and economic Model: NB-1080.


For mass production of 30 m2 / each day we have a high speed high performance 2nd generation 3matic printer for you with only a very little additive cost.

Model: CTP 1550-4260 and CTP 1550-5280. 


21. How about ink consumption and cost.


The only consumptions are ink and cleaner:

13-20 ml per m2 black print depends on image area and settings of dpi / pass / dot size ….

Cleaners will be only used when it is auto-cleaning or charge-cleaning which is not much.

Both ink and cleaner are supplied in a 200ml pack for good protection of quality and never dry up.

Price are USD 50.- / pack of ink   USD 15.- / pack of cleaner.


In case of any more query, please do not hesitate to let us know. We will be happy to answer all the questions for you.


www.flexotech.com.tw  flexotec@ms32.hinet.net

CTP + LED inline UV main exposure + back exposure for flexo plate making




CTP + inline double-side exposure inkjet printer

for corrugated printing

Inkjet CTP + inline led/UV exposures

3 in 1 printer

October 5th 2015 it is a celebrative date of NozzleBlack for their new development of inkjet CTP direct image system + UV double side exposure on the printer flat-bed (An inline CTP inkjet printer with main exposure + back exposure (3 in 1) which is one step ahead than Esco CDI Cantilever with main UV exposure only). This is a small step in laboratory of Team @flexo but it is a great step for flexographic printing industry.

  When first live demonstration of our CTP inkjet printer on All-In-Print 2014 Shanghai exhibition, FTI showed a 52x80 inch model, which can process the biggest photopolymer plate available in the world now from which sensitive flexo printers are able to smell the innovation of future plate making from it.

As you may know that increasing strength of LED / UV is mainly depends on the new development of wafer, fluorescent powder and ratio of transforming from light to heat. Fortunately most of these are strong industries in Taiwan by which enable us to apply these technologies on our printer in order of Inline UV exposure.

  During TAPPI international forum + Sino corrugated 2015 exhibition held April in Shanghai, a flexo friend from America with his secretary stayed in our both with us for 3 days, who looked at our CTP inkjet printer very carefully and professionally. The inline CTP + double-side exposure unit idea was from his dream but we have made it true. CTP + UV printer now is available for sizes 42 x 60 inch (Model: 1080) & 52 x 80 inch (Model: 1320).

  Our salute to this friend from America !


     Die makers => flexo plate making

Die making and flexo plate making seems nothing to do each other with no intersection at all. But actually both of the industries are using a same drawing / design for production. As a matter of fact, die drawing is only a little bit bigger surrounding of the image drawing.

For a die maker looks difficult to start with plate making, but due to inkjet printer and supported by various software, it is now everything in digitalization and automation. For color separation and dot screening jobs it is no longer like in the old days needing well trained engineers to work for a long time. As in 50 years ago a 4-color separation job can be made 4 sets in a day, and for the screening job you have to repeat again and again until it is found proper from a printed proof.

Everything is under SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) now, as long as a click no matter who push the button and with experience or not. In addition to the image making part, a CTP (Computer To Plate) direct image on plate system can give color separated and screened dots perfectly from an inkjet printer with RIP (Raster Image Processor) software to do all jobs directly on plate without film, which was not possible for an unskilled person to do it so quickly.

As to the plate making process, due to technology of inkjet direct image on plate, exposure problem caused by vacuum to ensure no air in between film and plate are now all avoided. With automatic plate processing equipment, you just put it into auto washout machine after UV exposure. A beautiful plate is coming out in few minutes waiting for drying and finishing then to mount on printing press. By these innovative machine, flexo plate making is as easy as die making now.

This is a proper timing for people who want to make plate and die together in order to serve the same customers with same drawing (file)

Or who is now suffering with no technical engineer to do the job / no SOP of plate making / lack of plate making technology, it is good for you to consider and start it now. For we have many experience to help die making customers switched to plate making successfully in the world.


CTP direct image on plate with UV exposure inline

+automatic washout with dryer and treatment expo

Part 1----

CTP flexo no film prepress + inline UV exposures

*Good for inkjet with black image on any brand of flexo plate.

*Opaque density over 3.50 by using nano black ink technology.
*Drying immediately with no blooding or spreading of image. 
*led / UV inline exposure right after image inkjet on the plate. 
*Equipped with UV lamps under flat bed for back exposure.    
*The black image can be solved with plate washout solution.    
*Existing software for graphic design can be accept by printer. 
*RIP good for color separation and dot screening up to 85 lpi.  
*2 model: 4260 (1080 x 1530 mm) & 5280 (1320 x 2030 mm).

*Ideal automation for corrugated and screen prepress.


Opening a new era - For flexo, letterpress and screen prepress

NozzleBlack - CTP-175

Part 2 ----

Auto-washer + Dryer + Anti-tack + Post exposure + Solvent recovery


PLC touch panel it is easy and clear to control the washout machine with solvent temperature control and solvent

density checking device automatic release used solvent and replenish, the new fresh solvent with black layer removing washout tank for inkjet CTP and digital plate. All solvent contacted compartment we use all stainless steel for rust free.


UVC lamps for anti-tack treatment and UVA lamps for post exposure 3 levels of dryer with 3 temperature controls with 3 timers individually.


Fresh solvent from recovery unit sucked into washout unit automatically

NozzleBlack digital direct inkjet – Flexo CTP

In May 2012 during Drupa, a new technology of digital inkjet printing press was shown and have been commended as an great innovation after Mr. Johannes Gutenberg had invented a printing press. As a matter of fact it was derived from electronic image forming by a liquid electro-ink method in 1993 during IPEX, by taking advantages of magnetic field reaction to form an image roller then transfer onto paper or substrate.

After 20 years, direct image to photopolymer plate by inkjet printer – CTP INKJET for flexo plate making without using film is also becoming practical and practical.


Actually, it was an extensive development of CTF (Computer To Film). Due to new development of Nano ink technology, CTP (Computer To Plate) INKJECT is now practical, ordinary, economic and substantial with more versatility of wider range for substrate selection. NozzleBlack can inkjet to any untreated film and uncoated paper

as tracing paper which is a cheapest translucent paper material for negative making as a film. Ton May 14-17 2013, CTP INKJET for photopolymer plate making was announced in China Print by which opening a new era of Flexo CTP.


Conventional photographic film manufacturers have announced to terminate the production, this has scared most of the users, film price increase day by day thus has forced consumers to pursue other methods in stead. Due to Nano technology, to prepare a color dye of 20 nano is no longer difficult now, plus additives for the ink, it is easy to have a ink layer by inkjet at 40-50 nano and reaching the same density of offset ink layer which is 400-500 nano, however the consumption of ink is only 10% does not matter it is an ink layer of color reflection or black opaque to block the light transmission when forming the plate image. This is the reason why we can use the ink to spray image directly on the photopolymer plates, no mater it’s a letterpress plate or flexographic plate in any thickness with any brands.


Specialty of nano-ink


Nano-ink can absorb more lights and reflecting more than regular an inks so that the reproduction dot is showing sharper, slippery, even and shining in order to reflect more colorful areas of YMCK with 15% more color than offset printing ink layers. This is the specialty of nano-ink which is reducing ink absorbed by substrate to shine up colorfully.

Moreover, with thinner layer of nano-ink inkjet printers can spray at higher speed, no mater it is a coated or uncoated surface, film or paper with no coagulation or spreading or even on any photopolymer material which is available on the market.


CTP Inkjet = Nozzle technology


NozzleBlack CTP inkjet is using a spray head with 2 sets for YMCK each for color printing in total of 8 nozzles. For negative image spray we use only K ink in black color, Depends on the ink, once the opaque is no good enough then we suggest to use 2 nozzles to spray K ink at the same time, thus will assure the black optical density over 3.50 which is excellent enough during plate making in order to black out the UVA lights and keep image sharp despite of it is a rough image or fine image. The other 6 nozzles can be spared for future use.


Advantages of CTP Inkjet


˙ Nano-ink

with nano dye and additives can allow ink drying quickly on non-treated substrates, the cost is cheaper than UV based ink and no UV curing device is required so as to a very expensive laser image ablator, which is saving a lot from hard wares.  

˙ Ink saving

Comparing with offset printing ink layer the CTP inkjet ink layer is only 10% in thickness which means that can save a lot of ink not only in quantity but also in cost and cost of transportation.

˙Energy saving

No UV curing or extra drying unit is necessary when using nano ink, therefore saving energy a lot, after inkjet only a small bulb after the nozzle will drying the ink quick this will also reduce the problem of nozzle blocking. 

˙Reducing costs

Use no more photographic film therefore the film cost is reduced, Due to use of nono ink a A2 sized plate will use only 4 cc of black ink able to achieve optical density over 3.50. Do not have to use any Digital plate which is about 30-40% cost up than a conventional photopolymer plate.

˙Any substrates

Wide range of substrates can be used and no special treating or coating is required therefore, can inkjet on any letterpress plate, flexographic plate, water wash flexo plate as well as for liquid photopolymer plate making. RD team finds that direct image on film for liquid resin spreading can be also sprayed in order for resin contact directly to the image with 0-distance. This has solved no-sharp-reproduction problem from the beginning of liquid photopolymer plate making had been created and invented.


NozzleBlack CTP inkjet for no film plate making is not using a special printer which is the same with printers in the market but we have paid more attention to the parts of:

fine reproduction, easy access, less breakdown as well as reasonable hard ware cost so that it can be accepted by the industry easily no mater how big is the size required.

This is quit different from a kind of small size A2 machine in the market now only good for thickness less than 2.30mm from which the market is divided.


In summarizing, a new era of CTP inkjet for flexo plate making is opening right after the China Print show in 2013, as Jessica Harkins reported on the Flexo magazine there is a wide array of people will make up the flexographic industry. Business owners, design partners, creative brains, old-school fundamentalists, young techs and everyone in between will work together to make our specialized industry stronger. NozzleBlack is expecting here the flower blossom. 


Digital direct image on plate - No more film for plate making 

NozzleBlack-CTP direct image system


Thanks to the new nano technology, ink opaque density over 4.50 now can print image directly on photopolymer plate and screen frame which means that no more vacuum process during plate making, thus will make film and plate contacted completely with zero-distance and no more air bubble problem which is a major failure of plate making.

In addition to 100% successful job, high density reaching 4.50 can achieve a good exposure result easily even for very small dot for flexo or a fine detail on screen frame for electronic industry requirement.


Thanks to the new nano technology, ink opaque density over 4.50 now can print image directly on photopolymer plate and screen frame which means that no more vacuum process during plate making thus will make film and plate contacted completely with zero distance and no more air bubble problem which is a major failure of plate making .

In addition to 100% successful job ,high density reaching 4.50 can achieve a good exposure result easily even for very small dot for flexo or a fine detail on screen frame for electronic industry requirement opening a new era.

                 Good for all kind of solvent and water wash photopolymer plate and screen frames.

                                      Available flat bed sizes :




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