LUX® Platemaking Process

lux_logo_72dpi_v2.jpgLUX® Technology

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 Lamination 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. 

LUX® ITP™ 60

LUX In-The-Plate (ITP) 60 is a game changing 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

LUX ITP M is part of the award wining LUX flat-top dot technology from MacDermid that provides all the benefits of LUX Lamination, but with the convenience of flat-top dots right out of the box. LUX ITP M is a medium durometer plate specifically designed for paper stocks, preprinted liner board and other applications where a combination of high durability and excellent ink laydown are required.

LUX ITP M Product Brochure | LUX ITP M Press Release


LUX® ITP™ EPIC®

MacDermid’s LUX ITP EPIC is a marriage of first to market technologies: flat-top dot (FTD) and capped digital technologies. LUX ITP EPIC offers a unique micro-rough surface for excellent ink transfer for challenging flexographic printing applications or unique ink requirements. The innovative cap layer, specifically developed for the ITP™ chemistry, ensures the sheet photopolymer renders the best printing outcomes with the most forgiving operation window. This sheet photopolymer plate has clean plate technology and is UV compatible. LUX ITP EPIC enhances your print quality and consistency while simplifying your workflow.

LUX ITP EPIC Product Brochure I LUX ITP EPIC Press Release

 

LUX® ITP™ MELO

MacDermid’s LUX ITP MELO is a super soft, sheet photopolymer plate developed for low to medium post print corrugated board. LUX ITP MELO reduces board crush, improves ink transfer, minimizes fluting and holds the finest detail for challenging corrugated substrates. It is an out of the box flat-top solution that delivers outstanding packaging graphics for the corrugated printing sector with maximum shelf impact and protects the structural integrity of the corrugated box.

LUX ITP MELO Product Brochure I LUX ITP MELO Press Release

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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

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