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Flexographic Printing

The broadest foam density selection in the market enables you to print the finest quality at fastest print speeds. Balancing your vignettes and solids made easy for customer satisfaction. In the Flexographic Printing industry the printing plate mounting is a critical step in achieving optimum print quality.
3M™ Cushion-Mount™ Plus Plate Mounting Tapes guarantee easiest plate mounting to cylinders or sleeves.


From the wide 3M product selection, you can find the adhesives, foams, and thicknesses for the print quality that your customers demand and expect.
For halftone work where dot gain is a concern, a softer tape optimizes reproduction. When solids and dots share the plate, a combination tape can properly balance the result. When our customer requires solid ink and crisp lines, you’ll want a firm, high density mounting tape.

Edge Sealing Tapes and Adhesion Promoters

3M also provides a supportive range of products to securely attach all kinds of plates.

3M™ Aluminum Foil Tape 425, 3M™Vinyl Tape 471, or 3M™ Polyester Film Tape 850 are pressure sensitive adhesive tapes that bond on contact to seal plate edges against ink and solvent penetration that can cause edge lifting.

3M™ Primer 94 Helps hold the leading and trailing edges of the plate to prevent edge lifting.

Plate mounting

3M Cushion Mount Plus Tapes

3M™ Cushion-mount™ Plus Tapes with Easy Mount Adhesive incorporate several unique features:

  • Continuous micro-channels in both adhesive surfaces allow the tape and plates to be mounted with virtually no air entrapment.
  • 3M Cushion Mount™ Plus Tapes provide mounting ease and positioning accuracy.
  • A new plate side adhesive system is designed for excellent holding power during the press run and easy removal at the end of the print run.
  • The product range breadth of 8 different foam densities give the optimum print quality at high print speeds.

To discuss any of these applications or your specific requirements please contact us