tesa® Softprint 52020 Steel Master

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

Product description

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.

Foam properties

1 Highly compressible foam, with superior recovery behavior for excellent print qualityLong lasting recovery characteristic for extended and high speed print runsLow 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

Application Fields

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.

Product Construction

Type of adhesive tackified acrylic
Backing material PE foam
Thickness category 500 µm
Type of liner PP
Hardness medium-hard

Additional Info

The medium-hard foam is a ideal solution for printing solids and halftones
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