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3M™ Cushion-Mount™ Plus Plate Mounting Tape L1220 Orange, 18 in x 25 yd, 20 mil, 1 roll per case

3M ID 70006768645
  • 0.020 inch (0.51 mm) double coated light density orange foam tape
  • Designed to be easily removed from ink contaminated print plates
  • Ideal for printing combinations of solids and process with halftone dots
  • Securely bonds flexographic photopolymer plate to print sleeve or steel cylinder to prevent plate edge lifting during printing
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Specifications
Adhesive Type
Differential Acrylate
Air Release
Yes
Application Thickness (Metric)
0.508 mm
Backing Material
Polyethylene Foam
Backing Thickness (Metric)
0.559 mm
Brand
Cushion-Mount™
Composite Sleeves
Yes
Industries
Print
Overall Length (Metric)
22.86 m
Overall Width (Metric)
457.2 mm
Primary Liner
Polycoated Polyester
Primary Liner Thickness (Metric)
0.11 mm
Print Quality
Combination Printing - Light
Print Quality (Series)
12 Series
Product Color
Orange
Product Form
Roll
Regulatory Key
AD05814
Total Tape Thickness without Liner (Metric)
0.56 mm
Details
  • 0.020 inch (0.51 mm) double coated light density orange foam tape
  • Designed to be easily removed from ink contaminated print plates
  • Ideal for printing combinations of solids and process with halftone dots
  • Securely bonds flexographic photopolymer plate to print sleeve or steel cylinder to prevent plate edge lifting during printing
  • Air release feature allows air to escape from between the tape and cylinder/sleeve and between tape and plate
  • Orange foam color indicates light density foam
  • Grooves in the adhesive are created by a cross-hatch pattern from the release liner
  • Plate easily demounts from the double coated cushioned tape without adhesive residue

3M™ Cushion-Mount™ Plus Plate Mounting Tape L1220 with easy mount adhesive is designed for mounting flexographic print plates to cylinders or sleeves. This orange plate mounting sticky back foam tape provides high quality light combination print.

Bubble Free Flexographic Plate Mounting
An air release feature with plate side adhesive technology allows 3M™ Cushion-Mount™ Plus Plate Mounting Tape L1220 to remove with less force in the presence of ink contaminates on flexographic print plates. This 0.020 inch (0.51 mm) double coated light density orange foam tape is ideal for printing combinations of solids and process with halftone dots. It securely bonds the flexographic photopolymer plate to the print sleeve or steel cylinder to prevent plate edge lifting during printing. Notably, this flexographic plate mounting tape has excellent resistance to lifting on press and is tolerant to ink contaminates, allowing for easy and clean plate removal.

Recommended Applications

  • Mounting photopolymer plates to flexographic printing cylinders and sleeves
  • Used in combination, process and solid printing processes
  • 3M sticky back tapes are designed for wide-web presses to print film or paper for flexible packaging industry

3M™ Cushion-Mount™ Plus Plate Mounting Tape L1220 is constructed with engineered acrylic adhesives for 20 mil applications. The adhesive on the linered (plate) side of the tape is designed for mounting photopolymer plates. Easy plate removal from tape may result in less worker fatigue and plate damage. The adhesive on the non-linered (sleeve/cylinder) side is designed for mounting to flexographic printing cylinders or sleeves, providing easy application at mounting and clean removal when demounting.

On Easy with Reduced Air Entrapment
Unlike flat or pebbled liners, L-Series liners are crosshatched. This imprints unique microchannels into the adhesive that allow air to flow throughout the adhesive. Air bubbles disappear from between the tape and plate, and between the tape and cylinder or sleeve for virtually bubble-free mounting. Setup is faster with smoother surfaces for cleaner print quality and higher productivity. The adhesive maintains tight contact with reduced edge lifting.

Understanding Flexographic Plate Mounting Tapes
3M flexographic plate mounting tapes are highly engineered to provide very tight caliper tolerance to allow flexographic printers to use tape from different manufacturing lots and keep tight print registration. The compressible foam will withstand long and high speed print runs.

Keep the Presses Running and your Customers Coming Back
For decades, 3M products have been at work in paper mills and printing plants helping to improve the quality of the work that goes out and the efficiency of how it gets done. From paper web splicing to plate mounting and packaging the finished job, you can rely on 3M for solutions and service throughout your operation.

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Suggested Applications

  • Mounting of plates for flexographic printing