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1. (WO2005111725) METHOD OF MAKING A PHOTOPOLYMER SLEEVE BLANK HAVING AN INTEGRAL CUSHION LAYER FOR FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING

Pub. No.:    WO/2005/111725    International Application No.:    PCT/US2005/016203
Publication Date: Nov 24, 2005 International Filing Date: May 9, 2005
IPC: G03F 7/11
B41N 1/06
B41C 1/00
Applicants: DAY INTERNATIONAL, INC.
MC LEAN, Michael, E.
SCHULZE-BAING, Dieter
KOCKENTIEDT, Michael
GOSS, Will
Inventors: MC LEAN, Michael, E.
SCHULZE-BAING, Dieter
KOCKENTIEDT, Michael
GOSS, Will
Title: METHOD OF MAKING A PHOTOPOLYMER SLEEVE BLANK HAVING AN INTEGRAL CUSHION LAYER FOR FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING
Abstract:
A method of making a photopolymer sleeve blank for use in flexographic printing is provided which includes providing a base sleeve, applying a cushion layer over the base sleeve, applying an optional barrier layer over the cushion layer, and applying a photopolymer layer over the barrier or cushion layer. The method provides a sleeve blank having an integral cushion layer and eliminates the need for a back exposure step.