What Price Plates?
Flexo plate costs aren't likely to decrease dramatically until platemaking production is made fully digital.
by Jessica Millward, Associate Editor
PLATE EVOLUTION WILL always set the stage for further development of flexographic printing. But with the invention and advancement of "newer, better" systems and materials, inevitably comes the demand for "cheaper." Unfortunately, as plate manufacturers and prepress providers alike testify, a dramatic decrease in flexo plate prices won't be feasible until processing and production become substantially more simplified.