Flexo printing plates are both costly and sensitive. To store them safely for re-use, BCM developed an efficient printing plate storage system that also records your plates’ location for easy tracking.
Besides cleaning and drying, careful storage and handling of printing plates are crucial to maintain print quality and durability.
Not only scratching affects the printing capacity, but mechanical pressure can also change the shape of the printed image. For this reason, it is unwise to stack the printing plates on top of each other. This causes damage due to pressure on the reliefs, as well as problems when they are detached.
To extend the printing plates’ lifespan, you should also shield them from influences as light, moisture and dust.
Protecting plates against distortion and damage
BCM stereo storage systems protect your plates from distortion and damage by storing printing plates vertically in shielded units. These units protect the plates from the previously mentioned factors that threaten print quality.
Efficient printing plate storage
Vertical storage of printing plates helps you to access and retrieve plates easily. In addition, it requires limited storage space, so you can store more plates in less space. The system stores your plates in the profiles of your choice. The layout adapts to the capacity, the required space between the plates and the backing of the plates.
Modular printing plate storage adapting to your needs
BCM fully automated storage, stores a high volume with few operators. Because the system unloads and loads the transport trucks, it allows operators to perform other tasks. In addition, the system keeps track of the printing plates’ locations, making them easy to find.
BCM printing plate storage systems are modular. So if you start with a manual storage system, it allows you to adapt and expand it with the elements your production requires. Possible options to further optimize the storage and transport of your printing plates are transport trolleys, a fully automatic crane system, interaction with automatic logistics system. Furthermore, it is possible to combine the storage of cutting dies and printing plates.
Advantages of BCM printing plate storage systems
- Extends the lifespan of your printing plates.
- Increases storage capacity per square foot.
- Optimizes production efficiency.
- Easy access to all flexo stereos.
- Increase health and safety standards – avoid heavy lifting.
- Modular: easily expandable for future needs.
Contact me for further details and to discuss your production and storage needs, I’ll be happy to assist you.