| NPP CushionCore.
New Printing Plate Technology
Improves Print Quality
NPP has engineered a new printing plate technology
called CushionCore that will improve the print quality of
direct-printed corrugated graphics regardless
of the press you are using.
The revolutionary technology, called CushionCore,
is a compressible photopolymer printing plate. It incorporates a
specially designed compressible material within the plate. The difference
is that it has no barrier between the photopolymer and compressible
cushion components, allowing the cushion to easily compress to account
for print impression loads without distorting the image area of
the photopolymer or affecting any surrounding copy elements.
In short, CushionCore
was engineered to make you a better printer.
Without upgrading your equipment
or incurring any additional costs, CushionCore
can help you and your printing team significantly improve overall
print quality. Specifically, it improves print quality in three
- It will help you achieve higher printed ink densities
in solid coverage graphic areas while simultaneously maintaining
the clarity of fine details, small positive and reversed type,
scannable bar codes, and halftones in the same plate.
- It reduces halftone dot gains in highlight and
- It minimizes the appearance of printed flute lines
in graphic images.
History teaches us that advances like this come with
an associated cost increase that you need to pass on to your customer.
But in spite of all its advantages, this new technology will actually
help you reduce costs.
is priced competitively to conventional
photopolymer printing plates and is typically less
expensive when compared to thin polymer plates mounted on
compressible carrier materials. It also helps your team increase
productivity by improving production press
speeds, reducing wash-up requirements and minimizing board
crush during printing. And unlike other printing plates, CushionCore
does not require special storage, handling or cleaning.
Durability is enhanced due to significant
recent advancements in laminating technology. It provides
superior structure bonding between the plate component materials,
extending the plate life of CushionCore
and improving long-term printing performance.
is new to the market, it certainly is not an experiment.
With years of research, development and testing behind this product,
it is proven effective in real-world applications
where quality was critical. It will deliver the same results
for you and your clients when you use it in your production environment.
plates are also an ideal solution for magnetic
- Accurate caliper and dimensionally stable
- 0.125" to 0.250" thickness range
- Maximum size: 52" x 80"
Based in Indianapolis, NPP Packaging Graphics
Specialists has more than 45 years of experience in the flexographic
reproduction industry, providing graphics, digital prepress solutions
and printing plates for packaging.