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Plate Mounting Techniques for Cushion-MountTM Plus Tapes with Easy Mount Adhesive...

Technical Bulletin July, 2004...

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3MTM Cushion-MountTM 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 easily with virtually no air entrapment. A new plate side adhesive system is designed for excellent holding power during the press run and easy removal at the end of the press run Flexographic plate mounting is a critical step in achieving optimum print quality. Using proper techniques in preparation, mounting and plate removal will allow the optimum performance of the mounting tape through the entire flexographic printing process....

Plate Mounting Surface Preparation...

Proper surface preparation is important to ensure that the plate mounting tape will develop consistent and optimum adhesion between both the back of the photopolymer printing plate and the cylinder or sleeve. Tools Needed Razor blades Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and water (50 50 mixture) Rags/wipes Hand roller or 3MTM PA-1 Wiper Surface Inspection Surface uniformity is important in developing consistent adhesion across the entire cylinder and plate. Scratches, nicks, dents and other surface abnormalities will create variation in adhesion levels. This variation may result in removability or flagging problems. Care and effort should be taken in maintaining a consistent uniform cylinder surface...

3 Technical Bulletin...

Plate Mounting Surface Preparation (continued) Cylinder or Sleeve Cleaning It is critical that the cylinder or sleeve surface be clean and free of contamination prior to mounting tape Thoroughly wash cylinders or sleeves using a 50 50 mixture of isopropanol and water. If there is a significant build up of grease, oil, ink or other contaminants, a mild solvent should be used to cut the contamination, followed by a wash with 50 50 isopropanol and water. Wipe surface with a clean, dry cloth. Please note Sleeve surfaces may absorb cleaning solvents and must be completely dry prior to mounting tape. Please consult your sleeve supplier for recommended cleaning solvents and procedures. Plate Cleaning It is critical that the surface of the back of the plate, including new and previously run plates, be clean and free of contamination prior to mounting. Thoroughly wash back o...

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