Heaford, the global leader in prepress efficiency
Our range of flexo plate mounters offers unmatched precision, speed, and reliability, allowing our global customers to elevate their printing operations to new heights.
We have an extensive range available, including manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic plate mounters, with a wide range of additional options to help operators with their pre-press mounting workflow.
Our flexo plate mounters are sophisticated machines designed to mount flexographic plates onto printing cylinders, sleeves or corrugated carrier sheets up to web widths of 3600mm(142″), ideal for a multitude of markets, including labels, envelopes, flexible packaging and corrugated applications. They are an essential tool in the prepress stage of the flexographic printing process, where accurate plate alignment is fundamental to achieving superior print quality.
The Heaford range of plate mounters employs advanced technology that is easy to use and operate, enabling fast and accurate plate mounting. Our machines have high-resolution HD digital cameras that show the register marks in a clear, highly magnified display for precise plate positioning.
The user-friendly user interface enables operators to make necessary adjustments quickly and accurately. Our technology significantly reduces setup time, minimises errors, and ensures consistent and reliable print registration.
Our flexographic plate mounters ensure precise plate alignment, resulting in excellent print registration and minimising the risk of print defects. With our machines, you can achieve consistent mount accuracy, enhancing your print quality and satisfying your most demanding customer requirements.
By automating the plate mounting process, our machines eliminate time-consuming manual adjustments and reduces the risk of human error. This efficiency boost translates into reduced setup times, increased productivity, and improved profitability for your business.
Our flexographic plate mounters are designed with the flexibility that allows our mounting machines to accommodate cylinders and sleeves from different press manufactures, often in a single mounter.
With their intuitive interfaces and intelligent software, our plate mounters simplify the plate mounting process, enabling operators to work easily and efficiently. This streamlined workflow saves time, reduces operator fatigue, and allows your team to focus on other critical aspects of the production process.
Heaford is committed to staying at the forefront of technological advancements. Our plate mounters incorporate the latest innovations, ensuring you are equipped with a future-ready solution that can meet the evolving needs of the flexographic printing industry. Our extensive aftermarket upgrades allow our customers to extend the lifetime of their mounters and ensure maximum returns on investment.
Please see below the most common questions we’re asked about our flexographic plate mounting machines from our customers, if you need to know anymore, then please get in touch with our friendly team using the form below.
Flexographic plate mounters are used to accurately position photopolymer printing plates on either cylinders, sleeves or carrier sheets prior to being loaded in the printing press. To deliver the every increasing print quality demands of toady’s consumers requires each individual print plate in a design (typically 6-10 colours) to be precisely positioned to each other in tight register to enable the printing of high quality images.
Here are some common types of flexo plate mounters.
Narrow Web Plate Mounters;
Medium Web Plate Mounters;
Wide Web Plate Mounters;
Corrugated Post and Pre Print Mounters;
When choosing a flexographic plate mounter, several factors should be considered to ensure the selection aligns with your specific printing needs. Here are some essential factors to consider;
Plate Size and Compatibility;
Automation and Technology;
Speed and Productivity;
Integration with Existing Workflow;
After-Sales Support and Maintenance;