Product information

tesa® Softprint 52125 Steel Master Thin Plate

Product description

tesa® 52125 Softprint Steelmaster is a double-coated foam tape, designed specifically for printing solids. The hard and elastic foam makes this the ideal solution for printing solids whilst minimizing pin-holes and at the same time improving the solid area density. The elasticity of the foam also reduces press vibration like bounce, even at higher speeds.

Foam properties
  • Highly compressible foam, with superior recovery behavior for excellent print quality
  • The hardness enhances the ink transfer allowing better solid area density, less pin-holing whilst preventing press vibration like bounce at the same time.
  • Long lasting recovery characteristic for extended and high speed print runs
  • Low 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
  • 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
  • Green color marking indicates the hard foam

Main applications

tesa® 52125 Softprint Steelmaster Thin Plate is a 500µm (20 mil) category double-coated foam tape, designed specifically for mounting thinner photopolymer plates of thickness 1.70mm in wide-web film and paper flexographic printing, on machines using steel cylinders or sleeves.


Technical properties

Backing material

PE foam

Thickness category

500 µm

Type of adhesive

tackified acrylic

Type of liner




Additional Info

The hard foam quality enhances the ink transfer allowing better solid area density, less pin-holing whilst preventing press vibration like bounce at the same time.

tesa® products prove their impressive quality day in, day out in demanding conditions and are regularly subjected to strict controls. All technical information and data above mentioned are provided to the best of our knowledge on the basis of our practical experience. They shall be considered as average values and are not appropriate for a specification. Therefore tesa SE can make no warranties, expressed or implied, including, but not limited to any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. The user is responsible for determining whether the tesa® product is fit for a particular purpose and suitable for the user’s method of application. If you are in any doubt, our technical staff will be glad to support you.