Toyobo has commercialized the world’s first water wash flexo plate, Cosmolight®. Our superior photopolymer technology produces a water-wash plate which is also durable to water-based ink. The CTP (computer-to-plate) technology is to be able to create higher and clearer reproduction of screen dots and letters.
This revolutionary plate eliminates the use of dangerous hydrocarbon and hazardous washout solvents from the plate-making process to produce a press-ready plate in less than one hour. It is the world’s first flexographic plate that allows processing by “water” and is still durable to water-based inks, as well as, solvent based and UV-inks.
Lowest dot-gain and higher reproduction capability
Higher and clearer and reproduction of screen dots and letters.
Solvent-free in the plate making process, toxic-free for the operator
This revolutionary plate eliminates the need to use toxic, environmentally
damaging washout solvents, and allows processing by “Water”.
Reduction in the total cost
Consistent plate quality due to unnecessary to make a film-negative.
Reduction in the personnel cost.
Improvement of productivity
Shorter plate-making time due to the simplification.
Structure of Plate
Plate Making Process
Washout in plain tap water with small amount of mild detergent. (Water temperature should be 40℃(104℉))
Eliminates the use of dangerous hydrocarbon and hazardous washout solvents.