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Dantex Letterpress and Flexo Plates, Water-Wash Photopolymer Plates and Processing Equipment

dantex group

Dantex is Europe’s largest distributor of letterpress and flexo plates. We are a specialist supplier of water-wash photopolymer plates and processing equipment, and have been serving the needs of the packaging industry for over 40 years.

Flexographic photopolymer plates

We offer environmentally friendly, solvent-free solutions for a variety of flexographic applications. Our water-wash photopolymer plates give consistent results, finer resolution, deep reverses and excellent ink transfer. Our flexographic photopolymer plates make plate production quick, clean and simple, and are compatible with water, UV and solvent-based inks. They are available in digital and analogue formats.

Our flexographic photopolymer plates include:

  • Rapidoflex: our latest UV flexo plate innovation, Rapidoflex is solvent-free and press-ready in under 20min; it is the fastest flexo plate on the market
  • Aquaflex Aqua: developed for use with all water-based ink formulations, the Aquaflex Aqua LAM plate offers superb quality in the fastest possible time
  • Aquaflex Optima: developed for use with flexographic ink formulations, including UV, alcohol/ester and other co-solvents, the Aquaflex Optima LAM plate enables high-quality, cost-effective processing
  • Aquaflex Varnica: designed for all varnish and coating applications, these plates can be processed and press-ready in just 15 minutes when used in combination with the Dantex dry film system

Letterpress printing plates

Dantex analogue letterpress printing plates and Dantex digital letterpress printing plates can be used for all letterpress, semi-rotary and dry offset applications. Available plate types include:

  • Torelief Analogue plates can be made by exposing the image using matt negative film
  • Torelief Precision plates are imaged using LAM technology CTP systems – Dantex recommends EskoArtwork systems
  • Torelief and Torelief Precision plates can be easily processed using Dantex Aquaflex water-wash plate making equipment

Torelief and Torelief Precision ultra-high resolution plate materials have been developed to meet the growing demand for ever-finer reproducibility. These new materials allow the user to obtain a sharp and accurate printed result, and this plate will produce a vey fine screen ruling and give trouble-free performance on press.

Water-wash plate processing equipment

Dantex is a specialist manufacturer of water-wash plate processing equipment. Our Aquaflex range is designed for use with Torelief and Aquaflex plates and uses only water-wash technology and waste water filtration. Dedicated photopolymer plate exposure and fully automated inline plate processing systems are available, as well as combination units.

Our Aquaflex water-wash plate processing equipment ensures that our plates provide the fastest wash times in the world, superior ink transfer, long life on press and excellent quality results. Models include:

  • Aquaflex combination units
  • Aquaflex exposure units
  • Aquaflex inline units
  • Detack cabinets
  • Filtration systems
  • PA Inox combination units

Digital pre-press systems

Our digital pre-press systems are ideal for a wide range of packaging and label printing processes, including digital imaging and software for professional graphic design, and the pre-production, production, communication and management phases of the pre-press process.

EskoArtwork digital flexo and letterpress plate imaging systems (Spark CTP) with fully integrated Esko workflow can make your production faster and more effective. We offer:

  • EskoArtwork – Flexo CTP: Flexo CTP has a strong history in flexographic printing; 90% of all digital flexo plates are imaged on a Spark
  • EskoArtwork software: software for the design, production, communication and management phases of the complete packaging and printing supply chain
  • Proofing: our proofing solutions range from soft proofing technology to screened contract proofs that employ the latest inkjet technology
  • Quality control tools: Our solutions allow you to maintain a consistent level of quality and performance, and identify plate and print issues before they affect production
  • RIP: RIP solutions include screening, trapping, colour management, remote output, cropping, tiling, step-and-repeat and inkjet film production
  • Wide format inkjet: Epson Stylus inkjet wide format printers are perfect for proofing and inkjet film production; we supply a range of sizes to suit the label and packaging markets

Anilox rolls, plate mounting tapes and quality control tools

We can supply a range of pressroom products to support your plate production, including:

  • Anilox rolls and associated inspection and cleaning services
  • Plate mounting tapes for all letterpress and flexographic plate mounting applications
  • Quality control tools for flexo printers, label printers and trade houses, to optimise your pre-press quality control

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Dantex to Highlight Pico Range at Packaging Innovations

Following success in the UV digital press market, Dantex looks forward to promoting further advancements to the Pico range with its latest innovation, the PicoJet Digital UV Inkjet Press at Packaging Innovations.

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Dantex Graphics Limited

Danon House

5 Kings Road




United Kingdom

+44 1274 777 777 +44 1274 777 755 YouTube Link

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25 February 2019

Following success in the UV digital press market, Dantex looks forward to promoting further advancements to the Pico range with its latest innovation, the PicoJet Digital UV Inkjet Press at Packaging Innovations.

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13 February 2019

A recent investment in a Dantex PicoColour UV inkjet digital label press has helped Hart Labels create new opportunities, in what is being acknowledged by the label specialist as a “game-changer”. 

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31 October 2018

Dantex has recently appointed two new digital service engineers.

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31 August 2018

Following Dantex's success in the UV digital label press market, they look forward to promoting their digital capability further at Labelexpo Americas between 25-27 September, held at the Donald E Stephens Convention Center, Chicago. 

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3 August 2018

Established in 2008 originally as a flexo printer, Cannock-based Paramount Labels has become a recognised name in flexo and digital label printing for a range of customers from emerging brands to multinationals.

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6 April 2018

A recent investment in a Dantex PicoColour® UV inkjet digital press with Corona treatment unit has seen the established label firm Cresta Labels strengthen its print capability that includes flexo, hotfoil and thermal transfer.

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10 September 2017

Following the success of their PicoColour UV Digital Label Press, Dantex will present its latest innovation, PicoJet Digital UV Inkjet Press at Label Expo Europe, Brussels.

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7 September 2017

Leading label manufacturer The Label Makers has recently invested in an inkjet imaging film solution from the Dantex Group, replacing its traditional imagesetter.

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6 September 2017

Leading manufacturer of carton board packaging products Glossop Cartons has recently invested in an Aquaflex Varnica plate making system.

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15 March 2017

Dantex Group had yet another successful show at this year's Packaging Innovations exhibition at the NEC.

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22 November 2016

Self-adhesive label manufacturer Xpress Labels has ordered a PicoColour UV Inkjet Digital Label Press, manufactured and supplied by Dantex Group.

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17 October 2016

Leading label specialists Paramount Labels has recently placed an order for a PicoColour UV Inkjet Digital Label Press, manufactured and supplied by Dantex Digital, part of the Dantex Group.

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6 September 2016

Following the successful launch of Dantex Digital in 2015, DantexRBCor is to be demonstrating the high-quality digital label press, Dantex PicoColour®, to the US market at Labelexpo Americas 2016.

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13 July 2015

Dantex is proud to announce the launch of its PicoColour® II high-speed UV inkjet digital label press. The press has been developed by the Dantex Digital team and JF Machines Limited, now a part of the Dantex Group.

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28 January 2015

Dantex has installed a new Screen Truepress L350UV Inkjet Label Press at Limpet Labels UK.

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24 November 2014

Letterpress and flexo plates distributor Dantex has teamed up with Heritage Envelopes to provide new production systems to help Heritage expand its market share.

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3 November 2014

At the association's recent annual meeting held in Dana Point, California, TLMI awarded DantexRBCor operations vice-president Michelle Garza 'Supplier of the Year'.

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30 September 2014

Dantex is seeking a new Engineering Liaison Officer & Administrator for its Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK location.

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28 August 2014

Dantex is to hold an open house event to showcase the Truepress Jet L350UV Digital Label Press and would like to extend an invitation to anyone interested in finding out more to visit their Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK offices on 17 and 18 September.

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8 July 2014

DantexRBCor is a subsidiary of Dantex and a market leader in the fields of digital and analogue letterpress, flexo and UV flexo water wash plates, and processing equipment.

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19 June 2014

The European Digital Press Association (EDP) has voted the Screen Truepress Jet L350UV digital label press 'Best Label Printing Solution' in the 2014 EDP Awards.

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23 May 2014

Specialist health print provider Jones & Brooks is a family-run business and supplier of print solutions to the NHS across the UK.

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6 May 2014

Dantex are delighted to announce that the TRUEPRESS L350UV inkjet label press is now available for demonstration at their site in Bradford, West Yorkshire, UK.

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17 February 2014

Dantex is pleased to announce that Andrew Abbott has been promoted to the position of general manager of Dantex Graphics Limited.

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27 January 2014

At Packaging Innovations 2014 Dantex will introduce Truepress Jet L350UV, a digital label press that delivers photo realistic quality and fast, stable output.

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9 January 2014

Dantex customer, APE, has, once again, been awarded a Silver FLEXO STAR by the Association Technique Française de la Flexographie (ATF Flexo).

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17 June 2013

Screen Europe announces the commercial launch of the Truepress Jet L350UV - its first UV digital label press - and the appointment of Dantex as European reseller for the new press.

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17 October 2012

Dantex is to hold an open day to showcase its new improved 1290 Digital Label Printing System, Rewinder and Coating Unit, and would like to extend an invitation to anyone interested in finding out more to visit their Bradford offices on Wednesday 14th November.

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7 September 2012

Dantex Corp USA is escalating its presence in North America with the acquisition of RBCOR's business. RBCOR, located in San Marcos, California, has long been recognized as a leading supplier of letterpress and Flexo plates to North American end-users.

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16 May 2011

Most flexible packaging printers choose to purchase trade shop plates, mainly due to the high costs associated with solvent processing: the equipment, specialised air-conditioning and extraction, and solvent recovery. While there have indeed been alternative technologies available, quality has be

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Dantex Graphics Limited

Danon House

5 Kings Road




United Kingdom

+44 1274 777 777 +44 1274 777 755 YouTube Link

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