Fast, water-washable flexo hits the UK for the first time

Fast water-washable flexo plate technology landed at MPH Limited UK in October 2016.


The high quality, flat-top dot photopolymer print solution will soon be available to flexographic printers across the country.

fast water-washable flexo

Several months of preparation culminated to this event. Dedicated teams from MPH Limited, Fujifilm UK and Europe combined together to install the Flenex FW S928 semi-automatic processor, the first such machine in the UK.

Arriving on a flat-bed truck, the teams wasted no time at unpacking the heavy crate once in position outside the building.

The team tweeted live during the event

Situated in MPH Limited’s main building, the Flenex FW S928 semi-automatic processor took pride of place at the centre of the plate making department.

Incorporating the efforts of no less than six different UK and European organisations, MPH’s plate technicians got under way with their training as soon as the machine services had been connected and checked.

Fast Water-washable Flexo engineered for high quality print results

With an extensive testing regime scheduled to commence immediately, MPH Limited will soon be able to offer it’s flexographic print partners the next generation of fast water-washable flexo plate.

Flenex FW is a water-washable flexo plate that provides the highest print quality and productivity – out performing thermal, solvent or other water-wash plate technologies.

Benefits include:

  • Total platemaking time under 40 minutes
  • Highest flexo quality (up to 200lpi, 1% process dot)
  • More output per shift for class-leading productivity



Affordable Flat-top dot technology

Fujifilm Flenex FW, a proven success in the USA

Learn how Flenex FW has already a proven track record throughout North America.


By using Flenex FW digital flexo plates, printers have dramatically streamlined their set-up whilst improving print quality.


“We’re always looking for ways to improve our productivity and efficiency in order to best serve our customers, and after using the new Flenex FW plates we received a lot of positive feedback from our press operators who were impressed with the durability and ease of clean-up.”
Theresa Narveson, Manufacturing Engineer, Brady Corporation, Industrial Labels Milwaukee, WI


“Flenex FW produces a better, rounder dot which holds a 1% dot more consistently. The drape of the plate is better too, with significantly reduced edge lifting.”
Joel Keefauver, Prepress Manager, Graphics Universal Greencastle, PA


“Compared to our old solvent plate system, Flenex FW prints higher line screens and finer text and run up to 2.5 times longer.”
Shane Hilmer, President, Southwest Publishing, Envelope Topeka, KS


“With Flenex FW’s dot architecture, we are coming closer and closer to offset quality process work while reducing set-up time on press. All these aspects help make us more competitive and allow for faster turn-times, which equate to more business for my firm.”
Phillip Weitzel, President, Universal Products Inc., Consumer Product Labels, Goddard, KS



MPH Ltd are looking for flexo print partners to join in with the latest flexo plate technology revolution. For more information on Flenex FW, visit Fujifilm here.

Learn about MPH Limited Prepress services here.

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