For decades, Toyobo has been on the forefront of the flexo plate making industry. The company began in the market pioneering with the water-washable letterpress plate ‘Printight’, which was successfully commercialized. Next, they released the world’s first water-washable flexo plate ‘Cosmolight’, which eliminated the use of toxics in the plate-wash process.

Toyobo’s resources and experience in chemistry has certainly provided a continuous and successful development of high performance products for the flexo printing industry.

The Cosmolight

The Cosmolight

Toyobo’s superior photopolymer technology produces a water-wash plate, which is also durable to water-based ink, as well as solvent based and UV-ink. This revolutionary plate eliminates the use of toxic and environmentally damaging washout solvents, allowing the process to be completed by using water, one of our most abundant resources.

The AllFlexo, a sister company of AV Flexologic, is the agent for Cosmolight and Printight in UK, Germany, Belgium, Holland and Romania. AV Flexologic and Toyobo are working closely together to eliminate pre-press related press-downtime and to achieve higher quality flexo prints with a low cost.


The Cosmolight


Cosmolight is the first water-wash flexo plate in the world that ensures healthy and environmentally friendly work conditions while being cost effective and fast. You can use these plates with all water based solvent and UV inks.

Key Features Cosmolight NZ / QZ:

  • Easy handling
  • Easy mounting and demounting from Ablation device
  • Improved washout process with cleaner surface and instant press ready plates
  • Higher ink transfer
  • Ink density improvement
  • Larger latitude for exposure time


Cosmolight: Environmentally friendly, user friendly.

Thickness: 1.14 mm to 3.18 mm; Size: 635 x 762 mm to 1066 x 1524 mm

Of all the variables we can control, the quality and stability offered by the Toyobo plate is definitely one of the most cost-effective in achieving high printing standards.

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