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  • 24 Sep 2018

MacDermid releases new plate processing system

Lava system can make press-ready plates in under an hour

MacDermid Graphics Solutions is showcasing the new Lava NW-M Plate Processing System and the latest Lux In-The-Plate (ITP) product additions this week at Labelexpo Americas 2018.

The product launch of Lava NW-M is MacDermid’s newest addition to its thermal platemaking technology. Lava NW-M is specifically designed for narrow web to mid web applications to improve productivity and workflow. The thermal processing system has a smaller footprint and the ability to output press-ready plates in less than an hour. 

‘In this dynamic and ever-changing market, it is critical we offer innovations that advance our customers’ printing and platemaking capabilities,’ said Alicia Gibson, strategic marketing and portfolio manager at MacDermid.

MacDermid also is showcasing at Labelexpo its Lux ITP 60. The Lux ITP 60 was recognized by the FTA in 2016 with the Technical Innovation Award for its durable, low dot gain, low tack plate suited for long and clean run print jobs. 

The Lux ITP technology is offered in Lux ITP 60, Lux ITP M and Lux ITP Epic, the latest addition to the product line.

Lux ITP M is a medium durometer plate that provides all the benefits of Lux ITP 60, but in a lower durometer. Lux ITP M is specially designed for paper stock, preprinted liner board and other applications where a combination of high durability and excellent ink laydown is required. 

Lux ITP Epic offers a unique, micro-rough surface for excellent ink transfer for challenging flexographic printing applications or unique ink requirements. 

‘Combining our market leading digital capped plate technology with ITP provides our customers the ability to enhance their print quality and consistency while increasing productivity. As an innovation leader, delivering Epic performance to the flexo market is, as always, at the forefront of our minds,’ said Alicia Gibson, strategic marketing and portfolio manager at MacDermid.


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