Fusing tradition and cutting-edge technique

Pioneers of Flexo Platemaking

We’ve been involved in flexographic platemaking since the dawn of flexography in Japan.

With a total of over 130 years in printing platemaking – over 50 years in resin platemaking specifically – we have a deep knowledge of flexographic and resin plates. We also have over 30 years of experience in pre-process graphics and data processing. 

All that is to say, we have accomplished many feats of flexographic platemaking as an expert partner in a variety of fields; such as corrugated, paper bags, flexible packaging, labels, and even inline coating for offset.

No matter what size plate you need, from microfabricated 1 cm² plates to 120 cm╳200 cm wide web plates, we can support you! If thickness is your concern, whether it’s 0.5 mm ultra-thin or 9 mm ultra-thick, you can count on us!

The Global Status of Flexographic Packaging

Flexo printed packaging is experiencing rapid growth in North America and Europe, with 60-70% of all packaging now being flexo printed. In Germany and the U.S. that number climbs even higher to 80% and 70% respectively while Japan is currently at 4%…

Let’s look at some of the reasons behind this shift.

The Global Status of Flexographic Packaging

Through our business partnership with Spanish company TEG Technologies, Watanabe Gosando is proud to offer a state-of-the-art laser cleaning service for your anilox rolls and gravure print cylinders. Performed at our head office with the use of the advanced SITEXCO laser cleaning system, we can provide results that are as exceptional as they are environmentally friendly.


Resin Printing Plates

Flexo Plates

Watanabe Gosando continues to pursue the highest standard of printing reproducibility.

Varnish Coat Plates

Our varnish coated plates can meet your needs for even the most accurate of registration marks.

Clear Stamps

Allow us to put our experience to work! Feel free to consult with us about making you exceptional quality clear stamps.

Endless Print Sleeves

Sleeve shaped plates used for endless printing. Both seamless and pattern joined versions are available.

Dust Collection

A sheet of low hardness, high tack resin perfect for catching dust and other aerial particulates.

Glue Coat Plates

We can propose resin plate materials that are compatible with a variety of coating agents.

Electronics Applications

We can provide quality flexo printing plates suited for industrial uses.

Letterpress Plates

Alongside flexo plates we also produce precise resin letterpress plates

Film Output

Our company can output high-definition film at the largest size available in Japan.

Color Proofing

We can offer process colors as well as flexo-optimized color proofs.

UV Printing

With the addition of cutting, we can also produce prototype packages.

Supplementary Flexo Platemaking Materials

Plate cleaning agents, various tapes, cushion material, etc.