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1. (WO2018200136) IMPROVED METHOD OF MAKING A FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/200136    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/025836
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Wed Apr 04 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: G03F 7/20
G03F 7/26
G03F 7/32
G03F 7/004
Applicants: MACDERMID GRAPHICS SOLUTIONS, LLC
Inventors: BALDWIN, Kyle, P.
BRYANT, Laurie, A.
VEST, Ryan, P.
Title: IMPROVED METHOD OF MAKING A FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE
Abstract:
A method of producing a flexographic printing plate using a continuous liquid interphase is provided herein. This method allows for significantly reduced production times and fewer preparation steps compared to standard non-continuous techniques and results in less waste than typical methods for preparing flexographic printing plates. The printing plate provided by using continuous liquid interphase production results in a printing plate with desirable elastomeric elongation, desirable hardness, plate thickness in the range of 0.030 inches to 0.250 inches, and comprises printing dots with desirable characteristics.