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Colmar, PA

Manufacturer of fine quality printing plates & magnesium dies

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PlateCrafters specializes in high end digital photopolymer flexo plates. We are an ideal fit for anyone with ISO 9001 or G-7 standards. We utilize a state of the art Kodak/Creo CTP system powered by our Nexus/AWS Rip. Our system eliminates many traditional platemaking concerns, by automating most of the plate manufacturing.


For less complex jobs and line work that need a more price conscious approach, we also provide high quality traditional analog flexo plates. This method requires a film negative to burn the image onto the plate using a UV light source. This is a great option for your spot color work and long runs.


Whether you need digital or analog: we offer a full range of materials, thicknesses and sizes ranging all the way to 50”x80”. Whatever your polymer plate need may be, we have a solution that can help. In addition, once we have approved artwork, same day turn around is our standard. With a quality guarantee and a price match program in place, please give a salesperson a call now for a quote: 888-Flexo-Plate.


We improve upon traditional fingerprinting, by using live jobs to monitor your press and make plate adjustments on an ongoing basis. As your press profile is configured, press set-up time becomes greatly reduced.


Our nylon Printight plates are available in standard thicknesses up to .080 in either mylar or metal backing. We stock KF152 and KM152; other thicknesses are available upon request. Nylon plates can be directly substituted for metal plates and are useful in many other letterpress or dry offset applications. The chart below shows the many uses of photopolymer plates in the flexographic printing industry.

Photopolymer plates

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