Pioneer of water-washable plates
Toyobo as the pioneer of water wash plates started to sell Printight® plates for letterpress printing in 1977. Printight® has the best reproduction, sharp and fine lines, extreme accuracy of plate thickness, and resistance of printing. In 1992, we started to sell Cosmolight® plates as the world's first water plate for flexo-printing which is also durable to water-based ink, as well as solvent-based, and UV-inks. We have been leading letterpress printing as the pioneer of water-wash photo-sensitive nylon printing plates.
Superfine printing CTP (computer to plate)
Toyobo CTP products are the first water-wash CTP plates in the world. CTP technology enables digital images to be depicted through an IR laser head directly from the computer to our unique mask layer. So, they are solvent-free in the plate-making process, toxic-free for the operator.
Total product network; from R&D to production and distribution
The total product network has been globally developed as Toyobo's unique network. This network can cover the establishment of information collection and marketing research structures that are indispensable for advanced new product development. In addition, this network can develop an efficient production system from R&D to production in order to respond to customers' needs.
To respond to higher and wider needs and to the requirements from the customers on the photopolymer technique, Toyobo is always executing fundamental researches, analyses, pilot productions, and production tests.
Production and quality control
For the production of the photopolymer materials in quality, it requires cleanroom under no dust and fixed control of temperature and humidity. Toyobo is affecting such quality control from the choice of raw materials to the final products. Toyobo is obtaining customers' trust and approval based on keeping a stable supply and quality.