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3M™ Cushion-Mount™ Plus Plate Mounting Tape E1820

  • 3M ID 7000042366
  • UPC 50021200966571,05900422014140

Blue, flexo plate mounting tape with air release feature adhesive

Cushioned flexographic plate mounting sticky back foam tape

0.51 mm thickness

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  • Blue, flexo plate mounting tape with air release feature adhesive
  • Cushioned flexographic plate mounting sticky back foam tape
  • 0.51 mm thickness
  • Firm
  • Consistent caliper control allows the printer to use multiple foam densities on a print job to optimise print quality
  • Easy Mount liner, has micro-channels in both adhesive surfaces. The crosshatched pattern allows air to escape from between the tape and cylinder/sleeve and between the tape and plate. The productivity is increased, total handling time is reduced and printing defects are eliminated
  • Grooves in the adhesive are created by a cross-hatch pattern from the release liner
  • Plate easily demounts from the double coated cushioned tape without adhesive residue
  • Tape also removes cleanly from the sleeve or steel print cylinder
  • Flexographic printing, flexographic printers

Mount your photopolymer plate to print cylinders with 3M™ Cushion-Mount™ Plus Plate Mounting Tape E1820. Our 0.51 mm blue, double coated foam tape has the air release feature with easy plate side removal. It is used for plates that contain mostly solids in a combination of solid and halftone images.

Cushion-Mount SFS Tapes Family E1920
Differential acrylate adhesive system on each side of a foam carrier, protected by a release liner on one side
Bubble Free Flexographic Plate Mounting
3M™ Cushion-Mount™ Plus Plate Mounting Tape E1820 is a blue foam tape that provides high quality combination print. This is a firm tape for combination printing. It has the air release feature that allows for bubble free mounting. This flexographic plate mounting tape has excellent resistance to lifting on press allowing for easy and clean plate removal.

Learn more about 3M™ Flexographic Plate Mounting Systems (PDF, 5.0 Mb)

Recommended Applications
  • Mounting photopolymer plates to flexographic printing cylinders and sleeves
  • Used in combination, process and solid printing processes
  • 3M sticky back tapes are designed for wide-web presses to print film or paper for flexible packaging industry
3M™ Flexographic Plate Mounting Tapes Chart
Wide choice of adhesives, foams and thickness
3M flexographic plate mounting tapes are highly engineered to provide very tight caliper tolerance to allow printers to use tape from different manufacturing lots and keep tight print registration. The compressible foam will withstand long and high speed print runs.

This cushion tape is manufactured for 20 mil applications. It is constructed with engineered acrylic adhesives. The adhesive on the linered (plate) side of the tape is designed for mounting of photopolymer plates. The adhesive on the non-linered (sleeve/cylinder) side is designed for mounting to flexographic printing cylinders or sleeves, providing easy application at mounting and clean removal when demounting.

On Easy with Reduced Air Entrapment
3M air release liners have a crosshatched pattern, unlike other mounting tapes that use a pebbled or flat release liner. The embossed crosshatched pattern imprints unique microchannels into the easy mount adhesive that allows entrapped air to escape. Air bubbles disappear from between the tape and plate, and between the tape and sleeve or cylinder for virtually bubble-free mounting. Setup is faster with smoother surfaces for cleaner print quality and higher productivity. The adhesive maintains tight contact with reduced edge lifting.

Keep the Presses Running and your Customers Coming Back
For decades, 3M products have been at work in printing plants helping to improve the quality of the work that goes out and the efficiency of how it gets done.

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Adhesive Type Differential Acrylate
Air Release Yes
Application Flexographic Plate Mounting
Application Thickness (Metric) 0,508 mm
Backing Material Polyethylene Foam
Backing Thickness (Metric) 0,559 mm
Brands Cushion-Mount™
Composite Sleeves Yes
Industries Print
Overall Length (Metric) 23 m
Overall Width (Metric) 1 372 mm
Primary Liner Polycoated Polyester
Primary Liner Thickness (Metric) 0,11 mm
Print Quality Combination Printing - Firm
Print Quality (Series) 18 Series
Product Color Blue
Product Form Roll
Total Tape Thickness without Liner (Metric) 0,56 mm
Units per Case 1.0
Urethane Sleeves Yes
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