tesa Softprint® plate mounting with foam tapes

Foam Plate Mounting Tapes

tesa® Softprint plate mounting tapes with high-quality foam backings for the highest demands in flexographic packaging and label printing



High Quality and Performance

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High Quality and Performance

The flexo industry is a competitive business where often small things can make a big difference. Increasing demands on print quality and process efficiency call for high-performing process components. We support you with our tesa® Softprint plate mounting tapes that are specially developed to provide the highest levels of both print quality and process efficiency. Our tesa® Softprint tapes are made from high-quality materials that ensure best performance in bonding, handling, and printing.

We reach this performance not only with our state-of-the-art adhesives but also because we don’t apply stress to the foam during our manufacturing. Why is this important? Because when all of the foam cells are untouched and undamaged, the foam is better able to absorb bounce from the sleeves that can leave chatter, or gear marks. It’s also more resilient. Our foam will compress and return to the same thickness over and over and over – from the first impression to the last. That means you’ll get beautiful results, from fine screens to deep solid areas, whether the job is a few thousand or a few million feet.

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Tailored to your Needs

Plate mounting solutions – flexographic printing
Tailored to your Needs

Our range of adhesives and product designs is the broadest in the flexo market. This helps you find exactly the type of tape you need, which is now more important than ever. The right plate-side adhesive will prevent edge lift with thicker plates, and tearing and stretching with thinner plates. You also want to be sure to choose an adhesive designed to bond to the cylinder or sleeve material you’re using to prevent bubbling and labor-intensive clean up.

Simply put, even with so many variables in play in flexo printing today, you can still breathe easy. We’ve formulated our tesa® Softprint adhesives to bond to sleeves, cylinders and plates as securely as possible during printing to completely eliminate any possibility of plate-edge lifting, or bubbling. And, when the job is done, they remove as easily as a siliconized liner. Our Product Matrix and our Foam Advisor will help you find the best tesa® Softprint for your needs.

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Reliable and Strong Global Support

Happy flexo printer with tesa support team
Reliable and Strong Global Support

Our world is changing fast and getting strong support from reliable partners becomes increasingly important. Global crises but also small issues in production can lead to dramatic consequences if they are not handled well. Our strong global presence with offices and production plants worldwide allows us to provide reliable support when and wherever you need it. We have a global team of flexo experts that are eager to support and advise - and if sometimes advice is not enough, our R&D laboratories are spread across the world to perform tests and deliver additional individual support.

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Experience our new tesa® Softprint FE-X EA

 

tesa® Softprint FE-X EA is specially developed for easy tape handling to reduce waste, save time, and further improve productivity in your print room. Micro channels within the adhesive ensure effortless air removability during plate mounting and printing. Our state-of-the-art FE-X adhesive reliably holds the plate edges down while making the plate-demounting process quick and painless. The improved surface makes product handling even more convenient. Find the tesa® Softprint FE-X EA One Pager with more information in our "Download" section.

 

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The tesa® Softprint Product Matrix: Find the Best Fit for your Needs

LOWER BONDING TO SLEEVE




SLM

STANDARD BONDING TO SLEEVE




FE




TP




STM

HIGHER BONDING TO SLEEVE



 
FE-X EA version with a structured liner available




SEC-X




TP-X

PRODUCT EXPLANATION

•  Very low tack adhesive for fast
    plate mounting and demounting
•  Secure Bond 
•  Excellent resistance to edge lifting
•  Works best in clean and standardized
    conditions

•   Low tack adhesive for fast
     plate mounting and demounting
•   Secure Bond
•   Excellent resistance to edge lifting
•   Works best in clean and standardized
     conditions

•   Medium tack adhesive for reliable
     plate mounting 
•   Secure Bond
•   Excellent resistance to edge
     lifting especially under warm and                   high humidity conditions
•   Works under most conditions

•   High tack adhesive for fast
     plate mounting and demounting
•   Secure Bond 
•   Excellent resistance to edge lifting
•   Works even in unclean and cold
     conditions

How to Handle tesa® Softprint

tesa Softprint SOP for Manual Mounting
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tesa Softprint® 500 µm (20 mil) Foam Tapes

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tesa Softprint® 72022 Steelmaster
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soft
red
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72024 Steelmaster
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medium
purple
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72026 Steelmaster
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medium-hard
blue
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72028 Steelmaster
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hard
green
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72122 Steelmaster TP
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soft
red
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72124 Steelmaster TP
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medium
purple
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72126 Steelmaster TP
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medium-hard
blue
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72128 Steelmaster TP
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hard
green
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72129 Steelmaster TP
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extra-hard
grey
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72220 Sleevemaster
Specifications
extra soft
yellow
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72222 Sleevemaster
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soft
red
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72224 Sleevemaster
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medium
purple
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72226 Sleevemaster
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medium-hard
blue
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72228 Sleevemaster
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hard
green
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72322 TP-X
Specifications
soft
red
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72324 TP-X
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medium
purple
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72326 TP-X
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medium-hard
blue
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72328 TP-X
Specifications
hard
green
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72420 FE
Specifications
extra soft
yellow
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72422 FE
Specifications
soft
red
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72424 FE
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medium
purple
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72426 FE
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medium-hard
blue
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72428 FE
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hard
green
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72522 FE-X
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soft
red
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72524 FE-X
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medium
purple
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72526 FE-X
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medium-hard
blue
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72528 FE-X
Specifications
hard
green
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72722 Secure-X
Specifications
soft
red
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72724 Secure-X
Specifications
medium
purple
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72726 Secure-X
Specifications
medium-hard
blue
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 72728 Secure-X
Specifications
hard
green
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 73122 Steelmaster TP
Specifications
soft
red
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 73124 Steelmaster TP
Specifications
medium
purple
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 73126 Steelmaster TP
Specifications
medium-hard
blue
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 73128 Steelmaster TP
Specifications
hard
green
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 73322 TP-X
Specifications
soft
red
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 73324 TP-X
Specifications
medium
purple
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 73326 TP-X
Specifications
medium-hard
blue
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 73328 TP-X
Specifications
hard
green
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 73422 FE
Specifications
soft
red
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 73424 FE
Specifications
medium
purple
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 73426 FE
Specifications
medium-hard
blue
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 73428 FE
Specifications
hard
green
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa® Softprint 73522 FE-X
Specifications
soft
red
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 73524 FE-X
Specifications
medium
purple
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 73526 FE-X
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medium-hard
blue
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 73528 FE-X
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hard
green
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa® Softprint 74524 RM
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medium
purple
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic

tesa Softprint® 380 µm (15 mil) Foam Tapes

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tesa Softprint® 52014 Steel Master
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hard
green
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 52015 Steel Master
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medium-hard
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PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 52016 Steel Master
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medium
purple
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 52017 Steel Master
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soft
red
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 52018 Steel Master
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extra soft
yellow
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 52114 Steel Master TP
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hard
green
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 52116 Steel Master TP
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medium
purple
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 52117 Steel Master TP
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soft
red
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 52118 Steel Master TP
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extra soft
yellow
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 52814 Secure
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hard
green
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 52815 Secure
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medium-hard
blue
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 52816 Secure
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medium
purple
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 52817 Secure
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soft
red
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 52818 Secure
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extra soft
yellow
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 53414 FE
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hard
green
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 53415 FE
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medium-hard
blue
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 53418 FE
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extra soft
yellow
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic
tesa Softprint® 53416 FE
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medium
purple
PE foam with film lamination
tackified acrylic

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