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FLEXO Magazine : November 2010
© 2008 MacDer mid, Inc. All rights reser ved. Digital MGC Photopolymer Plates Technical Specifications Reproduction capabilities 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: www.macdermid.com/printing Digital MGC is available in thicknesses of 0.107"(2.72mm) - 0.250"(6.35mm)and in sizes up to 52" x 80"(1,320mm x 2,032mm). Please contact your MacDermid representative for details. 107-155 mil 170-250 mil (2.72-3.94mm) (4.32-6.35mm) Halftones: 2-95% 2-95% (120 lpi/ 47 l/cm) (100 lpi/ 40 l/cm) Fine lines: 0.003" / 0.08mm 0.005 "/0.13mm width Isolated Dots: 0.008" / 0.20mm 0.016" / 0.41mm diameter Digital MGC plates have ink compatibility similar to natural rubber. Plates are compatible with water and alcohol based inks containing up to 25% acetate. Digital MGC is not recommended for oil-based inks, hydrocarbon solvents, or inks with acetate ester content higher than 25%. Digital MGC is a sheet photopolymer for use in corrugated post print markets and other flexo markets that require a soft durometer plate. Ink/Solvent Compatibility Plate processing* Use with SOLVIT® QD is recommended. Most other safe-solvent solutions may be used. Processing times for any particular job are determined by equipment, copy requirements and plate thickness. Applications 55/1.40 60/1.52 70/1.78 125/3.18 Desired Back exposure1 750 900 900 2,300 45 55 55 145 Face Exposure1 5,000-7,000 5,000-7,000 5,000-7,000 8,000-10,000 Wash out2 (seconds) 400 400 450 650 exposure3 8 8 8 8 10 10 10 10 Recommended Processing Conditions* (hours) 1.5-2 1.5-2 2-2.5 2-2.5 Dry (minutes) Detack4 (minutes) (mJ/cm2) (mJ/cm2) (seconds) Gauge 112/2.84 125/3.18 155/3.94 250/6.35 (mil/mm) (mil/mm) Durometer 38 36 34 32 (Shore A) (seconds) Relief Post 300-450 300-450 300-450 500-625 USA 5210 Phillip Lee Drive Atlanta, GA 30336 Phone: 404.696.4565 Europe 3 rue de I'Industrie - BP 30160 68702 Cernay Cedex, France Phone: +33(0)389384312 *Contact your MacDermid representative for assistance in establishing proper processing conditions 1. Lamp intensity 16mW 2. Solvit QD washout times 3. Lamp intensity 17mW 4. Lamp Intensity 10mW
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