A Plate Designed Specifically for Coating and Varnish Printing

MacDermid’s Digital MAX C was designed for optimum ink transfer with a wide variety of specialty inks, varnishes, and coatings used in the flexographic market. Digital MAX C can also be combined with MacDermid’s LUX® process, along with advanced prepress screening techniques, to give a true step change in coating, ink, or varnish coverage.

When you need a plate with excellent ink transfer and print performance in commercial and packaging print applications; count on the company that innovates with you in mind. MacDermid.

Key Features

• Optimized formulation for enhanced transfer capability with various specialty inks, varnishes and spot and full coatings
Can be used in combination with the MacDermid LUX process for further optimization of coverage
Thicker PET backing allows use in coating stations with good registration 
Digital format, enabling high resolution, sharp detail, and clean images
Capable of solvent and thermal processing


Folding Carton
Flexible Packaging

Technical Specifications 

Digital MAX C is available in a thickness of 0.045” (1.14mm) in sizes up to 50” x 80” (1270mm x 2032 mm). Please contact your MacDermid representative for details. 

Plate Processing 

Digital MAX C can be processed with SOLVIT® M100 or SOLVIT® QD in common solvent processing systems. Most other safe-solvent solutions may also be used. Digital MAX C can also be processed in MacDermid’s LAVA thermal processing systems. 

Processing times for any particular job and process are determined by equipment and other factors; consult your MacDermid representative for help in optimizing your plate processing. 

Ink/Solvent Compatibility 

Digital MAX C is a digital sheet photopolymer for use in various water-based and UV coating applications, as well as varnishes and specialty inks. 


Digital MAX C plates have ink compatibility similar to natural rubber. Plates are compatible with water and alcohol based inks containing up to 25% acetate. Digital MAX C is not recommended for oil-based inks, hydrocarbon solvents, or inks with acetate ester content higher than 25%. 

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