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FLEXO Magazine : November 2010
© 2010 MacDermid, Inc. All rights reser ved. LUX Platemaking Process It takes more than innovative, high performance products and superior technical service to help our customers compete and win in today's global marketplace. It takes a total commitment to understanding their needs and the ability to provide the right solutions --- every time. When success is your only goal, trust the company that says "Yes We Can." SM For more information, please contact us at: USA 5210 Phillip Lee Drive Atlanta, GA 30336 Phone: 404.696.4565 www.macdermid.com/printing Europe 3 rue de I'lndustrie - BP 30160 68702 Cernay Cedex, France Phone: +33(0)389384312 • Works with your existing digital plate from MacDermid • Can be used with your existing digital laser imager • Does not require modification to your existing equipment • In one simple step, the LUX process can improve your print The LUX platemaking process allows corrugated printers to substantially reduce the level of fluting evident in printed screens. LUX offers this improvement by changing the profile of the dot in the plate (see above). Furthermore, the LUX process incorporates 1:1 imaging between the digital plate mask and the printing plate, eliminating the need for a digital bump curve. LUX takes digital printing to the next level. Reduced Fluting Improved Print Extended Gamut Standard Digital Plate Standard Digital Plate LUX Process LUX Process LUX substantially reduces fluting in post-print corrugated applications. (exa mple 20% 85 lpi) LUX provides essentially a 1:1 plate imaging process. The size of the dot in the mask is reproduced in the plate with no need to "bump" the highlight dots. Therefore, the plate maker has another 6% -8% of tonal range (grey scale) available. In addition to reduced fluting and extended gamut, printers using MacDermid digital plates made with the LUX process report a range of benefits including: smoother vignettes (reduction of hard edge); higher printed contrast; cleaner, sharper print; and faster press start-up. The amount of benefit that you will see will depend upon the type of printing and your starting point. Contact your MacDermid representative to find out how to see the benefits of LUX in your print environment. The LUX process requires adding one short and simple step to the platemaking process.
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