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The Polywest Sleeve System offers a wide range of plate mounting sleeves, adapters and direct engraving sleeves.
The latest developments of plate mounting sleeves – Onyx+ and Rubin+ offer excellent printing results and are HD Flexo certified by Esko. Designed for use with solvent-based inks, these sleeves exhibit optimal cutting and solvent resistance and good adhesion of different tape types.
With sleeves that serve solely as carrier rolls, imaged printing plates can be mounted offline, and sleeves then installed on to cylinders or on air mandrels in the print stations. Compressed air is used to expand the sleeves, allowing them to slide into position on the cylinders. This use of sleeves provides improved production flexibility by using premounted plates to provide quick changeovers. It’s especially effective for short-run, repeat jobs, since sleeves can be removed from the press and stored with plates mounted on the sleeves.