Tesa 52220 Softprint Sleeve Master

Tesa 52220 Softprint Sleeve Master

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

Product Features

  • tesa® 52220 Softprint Sleeve Master is a double-coated foam tape, designed specifically for mounting thin photopolymer plates of thickness 1.14mm (0.045″) or 1.70mm (0.067″) in wide-web film and paper flexographic printing, on machines with sleeve technology.
  • The medium-hard foam makes this the ideal solution for printing solids and halftones.

Main Applications

tesa® 52220 Softprint Sleeve Master is a 500µm (20 mil) double-coated foam tape, designed specifically for mounting thin photopolymer plates of thickness 1.14mm (0.045″) or 1.70mm (0.067″) in wide-web film and paper flexographic printing, on machines with sleeve technology.

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

  • Tailored adhesion on open side to sleeve to avoid plate movement
  • Sufficient bonding to plate to avoid edge lifting or plate movement
  • Non increasing, controlled bonding power for easy repositioning and especially for easy demounting of thinner plates
  • 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 hard foam
Technical Data
Backing material PE foam
Thickness category 500 µm
19.7 mils
Type of adhesive acrylic
Type of liner PP
Hardness medium-hard