Digital MCP is a hard durometer, round-top dot plate featuring MacDermid’s Patented Clean Plate Technology. Digital MCP is the newest photopolymer plate for flexo printing to build off MacDermid’s high-quality digital plate chemistry. The combination of digital plate chemistry and clean plate technology is designed to print cleaner on press, reduce ink buildup in-between dots and reverses, and require fewer press stops for plate cleaning. The reduction in physical cleaning requirements extends the plate life of Digital MCP, making it optimal for longer print runs.
Digital MCP has been developed for processing in MacDermid’s Lava thermal system. As with other MacDermid digital plates, Digital MCP’s versatility allows for processing in conventional solvent wash or thermal systems. When flat-top dots are desired, Digital MCP can be imaged via MacDermid’s award-winning Lux Lamination process to achieve flat-top dots.
“MacDermid’s Patented Clean Plate Technology is a key aspect for all of our future photopolymer plate innovations," states Ryan Vest, director of innovation at MacDermid Graphics Solutions. "With Digital MCP, we are expanding this clean technology to provide clean printing options for all major market segments, including flexible packaging, tag and label, and post-print corrugated. Our clean technology is proven to increase quality and consistency, enabling printers and converters to stay competitive with their print methods."