Toyobo Plates

“Toyobo” plates are one of the proprietary polymer or flexographic plates readily available to the print-maker. They are a nylon based polymer material backed with a thin stainless steel sheet. When used with a photographic image they give a very similar effect to a photo-gravure plate. they are capable of developing a very broad range of tonal values. They are also one of the group of products collectively known as “Solarplate” (attributed to Dan Welden)