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.

 

Key Features

  • Smaller printed dot
  • Reduced sensitivity to wear and impression
  • Faster press startup
  • Reduced fluting in corrugated applications
  • Easy to integrate process into existing platemaking


Segments

Flexible packaging

Folding carton

Tags and labels

Sacks,paper, and multiwall


Technical specifications

LUX ITP60 is available in thicknesses of 0.045"(1.14 mm) - 0.067"(1.70mm) and in sizes up to 52" x 80"(1,320mm x 2,032mm).


Reproduction capabilities

Halftones: 1-99% at 150 lpi (59 lines/cm)

Fine lines: 0.002 in. (0.05mm) width

Isolated Dots: 0.004 in. (0.10mm diameter)


Plate processing

Lux ITP60 can be used in thermal process LAVA and in solvent process. For the solvent process raccomanded to use SOLVIT® QD or SOLVIT® M100. Most other safe-solvent solutions may be used. Processing times for any particular job are determined by equipment


Ink/Solvent Compatibility

LUX ITP60 plates have ink compatibility similar to natural rubber. Plates are compatible with water and alcohol based inks containing up to 20% acetate. LUX ITP60  is not recommended for oil-based inks, hydrocarbon solvents, or inks with acetate ester content higher than 20%.


Applications

LUX ITP60 is a digital sheet photopolymer for use in labels, folding carton, multi-wall bag, preprinted liner, flexible packaging and other flexo markets that require a hard durometer plate.


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