SOFTCOAT is a seamless, compressible surface especially suited to thin plate technology. It offers the optimal surface when printing difficult images that include both solids and half tones.

SOFTCOAT does away with the need to use expensive foamed tapes and the problems caused by butt joins and spirals that sometimes appear in the print when using wound surfaces do not crop up.

The particularly fine-pored SOFTCOAT surface demonstrates good adhesive qualities when used together with standard tape materials. Its high level of compressibility reduces the deformation of the plate during printing.


ONYX sleeves are extremely robust, conductive and excel thanks to their high quality printing results and material qualities. The SOLID surface is particularly resistant to cuts as well as standard inks and solvents.

Standard tape materials adhere well to the hard surface.

ONYX is available in three different versions

  • SOLID (the standard version of ONYX with a hard surface)
  • SOFTCOAT (soft surface, limited resistance to solvents)
  • DIGIBASE (soft surface, resistant to solvents)

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