LUX® Platemaking Process

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MacDermid's LUX technology offers printers the opportunity to print like never before. LUX, an innovative technology developed exclusively by MacDermid, enables flexo printers to increase print quality, improve print consistency and, at the same time, print more efficiently and reduce 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, thus expanding the available tonal range.

There are two product families within the LUX product portfolio -- LUX Lamiantion and LUX In-the-Plate (ITP). Both offer the benefits of LUX flat-top dots. To learn more about the LUX Technology Platform, download the brochure below. 

LUX In-the-Plate Technology Platform Brochure - summary of all LUX products: English

LUX In-the-Plate

LUX In-the-Plate (ITP) is a game changing new technology exclusively from MacDermid that provides all of the benefits of LUX flat-top dots, but with the convenience of receiving them already in the plate. No additional platemaking steps or equipment are needed to take advantage of the print quality and consistency of LUX flat-top dots. 

The first available plate product is LUX ITP 60. ITP 60 is a 60 durometer plate well suited for the flexible packaging; folding carton; tag & label; and sacks, paper, and multiwall segments.

LUX ITP 60 Product Brochure | LUX ITP Press Release

LUX ITP M Product Brochure | LUX ITP M Press Release

View our newest video, Evolution of MacDermid's LUX Flat-Top Dots below.


LUX Lamination

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 and does not reduce the overall plate throughput. It is backwards compatible, so printers can still produce legacy work via the standard digital platemaking process.

LUX Process Brochure |  LUX Laminator Brochure

Click here to see our LUX Certified printers, tradeshops, and co-suppliers.


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LUX News & Events

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LUX Testimonials

LUX White Papers