The outstanding performance of Asahi Flexo Plates is the result of over 30 years of technological development in the field of photopolymer plates for flexo printing. In that time, Asahi has grown to become a leading manufacturer of digital and analog printing plates for the flexo market.

They’ve achieved this by setting the highest standards in product development and manufacturing, while continually breaking new ground in advancing technologies to improve print quality, cost-effectiveness and environmental sustainability.


Asahi’s patented Pinning For Clean Transfer technology reduces the ink filling-in in the mid-tone area over the printing run leading to fewer cleaning intervals and press stop downtimes for the printer. The pinning top dot plate material was developed for high quality film printing applications using solvent based inks with the objective of transferring printing jobs from other printing technologies to flexography.

Asahi’s Pinning For Clean Transfer plates are a product solution, which can easily be fitted into an existing customer’s environment without the need of additional machine investment. This flexibility enables the customer to react to changing market needs while keeping their business environment sustainable.

Pinning For Clean Transfer digital flexo plates can be produced in all Asahi AFP processing systems or corresponding processing equipment. The plate is exposed on the back to produce the desired relief depth and achieve maximum sensitivity to UV light. The plates feature excellent compatibility with commonly used solvent – and water-based ink systems on smooth film and coated paper substrates.


CTGA has been a top U.S. distributor of Asahi Flexo Plates for nearly 20 years. We recognized the quality and state-of-the-art technology in Asahi’s plate material, and established a close relationship to bring these plates to the U.S. flexo market.

CTGA distributes both Asahi flexo plates and equipment, covering all types of printing operations and providing a diverse array of products for our clients. We’re pleased and excited to continue our relationship with Asahi for many years to come, and continue to deliver their groundbreaking products to the U.S. market.

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