Is it common practice to use fingerprint plates only one time?

Hello everyone,
how often do you use your fingerprint plates?
Do you wash them and use them for diffrent aniliox, colors, customers?

Is washing and sending the cliche back a standard process for you and your customers? And do you double wash them to be sure?

Is there a point where you draw the line and you cant use them anymore?

Greetings
 

SteveSuffRIT

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Cost of flexo plates is expensive compared to offset litho.
Fingerprint plates certainly won't have any wear on them.
Double wash is a good idea but make sure they are completely dry and slip sheeted before storage.
How certain are you a new set of plates are repeatable?
 

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