DuPont Advanced Printing (DuPont) today announced the commercial availability of the newest addition to the award-winning DuPont™ Cyrel® plate platform, the DuPont™ Cyrel® DLC.

Cyrel® DLC is an innovative soft digital plate that uses a new polymer formulation developed especially for the corrugated market. Its low durometer is designed for better printing on lower quality recycled and thinner liner corrugated board using water-based inks.

The DuPont™ Cyrel® DLC plate significantly improves solid ink coverage on recycled board which presents more of a challenge to print on than virgin board stock”, said Bob Hannum, Corrugated Segment Manager – North America, DuPont Advanced Printing. “Feedback from early customers is that not only is DLC performing better than standard durometer sheet and liquid plates, but also against competitive soft durometer sheet plates.

Cyrel® DLC has been one of the most unique advancements we can offer our customers”, said Jeff Francis, Graphics Division Manager at Dynamic Dies in Holland, Ohio. “This new plate seemed almost too good to be true.

Delivering the ink from the plate to the substrate in a way that provides excellent solid ink coverage, while not crushing the board with over-impression, has been a challenge – but is now achievable with the Cyrel® DLC plate. Edge crush test (ECT values) are kept virtually unchanged after printing.

Key features that benefit corrugated printers include:

  • Superior solid printing allows for lower volume anilox, which can help provide greater ink savings
  • Increased press impression latitude
  • Virtually no board crush with over impression
  • Better barcode accuracy
  • Excellent positive and reverse print areas