Tesa 52020 Softprint Steel Master

Tesa 52020 Softprint Steel Master

Foam plate mounting tape (medium-hard) for printing solids & halftones

Product Features

tesa® 52020 Softprint Steel Master is a double-coated foam tape, designed specifically for mounting thicker photopolymer plates of thickness 1.70mm (0.067″), 2.54mm (0.100″) and above in wide-web film and paper flexographic printing, on machines using steel cylinders or sleeves.

The medium-hard foam makes this the ideal solution for printing solids and halftones.

Main Applications

tesa® 52020 Softprint Steelmaster is a 500µm (20 mil) category double-coated foam tape, designed specifically for mounting thicker photopolymer plates of thickness 1.70mm (0.067″), 2.54mm (0.100″) and above in wide-web film and paper flexographic printing, on machines using steel cylinders or sleeves.

Foam properties

  • Highly compressible foam, with superior recovery behavior for excellent print quality Long lasting recovery characteristic for extended and high speed print runs
  • Low thickness tolerances for quick print preparation and reduced waste

Adhesive properties

  • High bonding on open side to steel cylinder or sleeve to avoid plate movement
  • High bonding to plate to avoid edge lifting or plate movement
  • Non increasing bonding power for easy repositioning and especially for easy demounting of plate and tape
  • Very cohesive adhesive structure for demounting without adhesive residues

Additional properties

  • The structured PP-liner prevents the formation of air pockets when plate mounting
  • Blue color marking indicates the medium-hard foam