AFP-DSF plate is designed to fulfill customer’s expectations for high quality work, and is most suiable for use in quality flexography, flexible packaging, paper, tag & label and pre-print.

The “High-flexibility” and “Medium-durometer” features of the AFP-DSF plate combine to produce superb ink coverage in solid areas and fine reproduction in highlight areas. This flexibility also ensures a vry good lay-down of plate on cylinders when mounting.

AFP-DSF plate material features a very strong black layer which is produced under an exclusive Asahi AFP patent. This patented technology enables easy handling of unexposed plate material. Because of the dynamics of the black mask layer, it is almost impossible to damage or smudge prior to the lasersetting step.

The wide latitude of the AFP-DSF plate ensures accurate tone-value reproduction of screens up to 175lpi, with a tonal range of 1% to 95%.

Damage-free black mask layer
Excellent reproduction
Higher resilience
Steep relief shoulders
Chipping resistance
Outstanding ink transfer
High resistance to ozone
Excellent lay down on cylinder
1.14mm; 1.70mm; 2.54mm; 2.72mm; 2.84mm;
or 0.045″; 0.067″; 0.100″; 0.107″; 0.112″
Inks and
Irrespective of the ink systems used – solvent-or water-base
or UV ink – the AFP-DSF plate always ensures optimum ink transfer.
It is permissible to use solvent mixtures containing a limited
amount of active solvents (ethyl acetate content-preferably under 10%).
Storage of
AFP-DSF plates should be stored at a room temperature of 5-25°C
and relative humidity of 55%.
Storage of
Careful cleaning of the plates after printing is recommended.
Direct exposure to sunlight, heat and high concentrations of
ozone should be avoided.
Technical Data
Plate Type AFP (D)SF 1.14 AFP (D)SF 1.7 AFP (D)SF 2.54 AFP (D)SF 2.84
Thickness / mm 1,14 1,7 2,54 2,84
Hardness / Shore A 74 62 56 54
K factor 5,98 9,89 15,17 17,05
Resolution 150 lpi conventional 1-95% 1-95% 1-95% 1-95%
Resolution 175 lpi digital 1-95% 1-95% 1-95% 1-95%
Isolated Line / µm 80 80 80 80
Isolated Dot / µm 150 150 150 150