MacDermid Launches LUX Platemaking Technology
LAS VEGAS, Nev.—On the opening day of the FFTA INFO*FLEX event, MacDermid Printing Solutions (www.macdermid.com) launched a new platemaking technology, known as the LUX Process that the company says will allow printers to take flexo printing to even higher levels of performance.
LUX produces digital plates with an extended print gamut, reduced fluting in corrugated, and overall improved print performance with smoother vignettes, higher contrast, and faster press start up. The simple process works with existing plates from MacDermid, does not require modification to current equipment, and can be used with all flexo lasers. LUX processes a plate with an optimized dot profile.
“The print results that our customers have reported during testing have been spectacular,” said Dr. Timothy Gotsick, director of innovation at MacDermid. He added, “By including this simple step in the platemaking process, we create an enhanced dot profile that can quite simply print better.”
• Expanded gamut;
• Elimination of the bump curve;
• Reduced fluting; and,
• Improved print performance.
The LUX Process requires the addition of a simple, two-minute step to the digital platemaking workflow. MacDermid reported that at the conclusion of the first day of INFO*FLEX, 16 companies had signed letters of intent to license LUX technology.