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MacDermid’s Lux plate system grows globally

January 3, 2011

The plate processing technology was introduced in 2010 at the FTA Forum.

MacDermid Printing Solutions, which introduced the Lux platemaking process last year, reports that it installed 12 systems in the second half of 2010: seven in Latin America and five in Europe.

“Print quality is very important to our company, and we are sure that plates made with MacDermid’s Lux Process will significantly increase the print quality of our products,” says Alberto Senado Sidauy, GM of Multibolsas Plasticas, Mexico. “Lux offers us an extended print gamut and higher contrast in our print jobs, with the freedom to continue to use our current equipment.”

According to MacDermid, the Lux process produces “improved print performance with smoother vignettes, higher contrast and faster press startup.” The process works with all existing plates from MacDermid, does not require modification to current equipment, and can be used with all digital flexo plate imaging units, including units equipped with the latest HD Flexo imaging technology from EskoArtwork.

“Based on our internal testing, we were very excited about how Lux could help advance the flexo industry,” says Scot Benson, VP/GM at MacDermid. “By offering this versatile new technology that can be used with the same plates and same equipment that our customers already use, we knew that the majority of business owners would easily see the value of adding Lux to their line-up. It has also created great opportunities for collaboration with our customers and co-suppliers. The rapid adoption of Lux has accelerated innovation throughout the flexo supply chain and heightened our expectations for the continued development of Lux technology.”