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FLEXO Magazine : October 2013
LUX® Platemaking Process Take the Next Step in Flexo Printing with the LUX Platemaking MacDermid’s LUX® platemaking process offers printers the opportunity to print like never before. LUX, an innovative process developed by MacDermid, enables flexo printers to increase print quality, improve print consistency and, at the same time, reduce operating costs and waste. The LUX process produces a digital plate with a unique dot profile from a 1:1 mask-to-plate plate imaging process. The bump curve associated with digital plates is effectively eliminated. This simple process works with existing digital plates from MacDermid, can be used with all flexo lasers, and does not require modification to existing equipment. It is backwards compatible, so you can still produce the legacy work via the standard digital platemaking process. To learn more about how the LUX process can transform your digital print jobs, contact your MacDermid representative. When you want to take your flexo print to the next level, count on the company that innovates with you in mind, MacDermid. • Smaller printed dot • Reduced sensitivity to wear and impression • Faster press startup • Reduced fluting in corrugated applications • Easy to integrate process into existing platemaking Key Features Segments Flexible Packaging Tags and Labels Folding Carton Sacks, Paper, Multiwall Corrugated UVR Photopolymer Plates A Plate Designed Specifically for Use with UV Inks MacDermid's UVR was designed to swell less than other flexographic plates in aggressive UV inks. By their very nature, UV inks can affect flexo plate material more than solvent- or water-borne inks. UVR tends to swell less under these conditions, giving longer lifetime and more consistent print properties than plates with similar physical properties. Additionally, UVR offers excellent print resolution and low dot gain. UVR can be processed in either solvent or thermal systems. When you need a plate with excellent resistance to UV inks, count on the company that innovates with you in mind. MacDermid. • Low Swell in UV inks • Excellent Resolution • Solvent or Thermal Processing • Low Dot Gain Key Features Segments Flexible Packaging Tags and Labels Folding Carton Sacks, Paper, Multiwall