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Cartotecnica Postumia Chooses Asahi AFP™-DSF Digital Flexographic Plates for Quality, Productivity
Highest quality on abrasive substrates, exceptional performance with water-based inks key decision drivers
20 Sep 2018

Tokyo/Brussels, September 21, 2018 – Asahi Photoproducts, a pioneer in flexographic photopolymer plate development, today reported that Cartotecnica Postumia, a producer of square-bottom bags for the food industry, customized shopping bags, and printed paper rolls for use in automatic packaging machines, relies on Asahi AFP™-DSF digital flexographic plates for delivery of the highest quality to its global customer base demands. Cartotecnica Postumia, who recently celebrated its 50th year in business, has used Asahi plates for 25 years now, using nearby repro house Thema Studio for plate production.

“Thema Studio is an expert, perfecting its repro quality over the years,” says Managing Director Pierluigi Gava. “Great communication between our company and Thema Studio along with excellent Asahi plate technology is the secret to our success. Thema Studio tells us that, while they do test other plates from time to time, these do not perform as well as the Asahi plates, requiring press stoppages for cleaning during runs and exhibiting other quality issues. We trust their advice!”

In recognition of the quality the Asahi plates helped the company achieve, Cartotecnica Postumia was honoured with a 1st Diamond Award for narrow web flexo print on paper and labels by FTA Europe in its second edition of the FTA Europe Diamond Awards in May 2018. Cartotecnica Postumia’s entry was printed in seven colours plus water-based matt varnish with a UV gloss varnish overcoat. “I am not sure we could have produced this award-winning entry without the quality we achieved using Asahi DSF plates,” Gava adds. “The Asahi AFP™ DSF is the best plate in the market for high quality paper printing on substrates ranging from abrasive kraft paper to coated liner.”

Benefits of Asahi Plate Technology

Asahi’s AFP™-DSF digital medium hard plate elevates printing results to a new level of quality. It is designed for use with abrasive substrates for good highlights combined with excellent ink transfer. Its optimized balance of solid ink laydown and highlight dot printing produces incomparably good ink coverage with low dot gain in the mid tones and brilliant highlights at maximum printing speeds, with particular suitability for flexible packaging printing on film and paper with the water-based inks exclusively used by Cartotecnica Postumia.

For more information about flexographic solutions from Asahi Photoproducts, visit www.asahi-photoproducts.com. To read the full Cartotecnica Postumia story, visit www.asahi-photoproducts.com/cms/uploads/1537429041_ASA_Cartotecnica_CS_EN.pdf.



Postumia building

Building of Cartotecnica Postumia Spa

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Left: Stefano Matteazzi (Co-Owner repro house Thema Studio)
Right: Pierluigi Gava (Managing Director CartotecnicaPostumia)
Showing the diamond award

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Mounted DSF plate on sleeve

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Left: Zeno Dal Pozzolo (Production Planning Supervisor CartotecnicaPostumia)
Right: Andrea Belloli (Sales Manager AsahiItaly)

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Nearby repro house Thema Studio:
Left: Stefano Matteazzi (Owner)
Right: Enzo Tecchio (Owner)

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Diamond Award print sample

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95% of the printing is paper and out of that 60% industrial packaging such as sugar packaging etc. and 40% high quality shopper bags (Van Gogh printed bag)

Postumia products 2018 Ipackima

Typical Cartotecnica Postumia application examples

About Asahi Photoproducts

Asahi Photoproducts was founded in 1971 and is a subsidiary of the Asahi Kasei Corporation. Asahi Photoproducts is a leading pioneer in the development of photopolymer flexo printing plates. By creating high quality flexographic solutions and through continued innovation, the company aims at driving print forward in balance with the environment.

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