MacDermid Graphics Solutions has added new photopolymer plate codenamed Digital MCP to its patented Clean Plate technology portfolio.
Digital MCP is a hard durometer, round top dot photopolymer plate featuring MacDermid’s patented Clean Plate technology designed for flexo printing. The combination of digital plate chemistry and clean plate technology is uniquely designed to print cleaner on press, reduce ink build-up in-between dots and reverses, and require fewer press stops for plate cleaning. The reduction in physical cleaning requirements extends the plate life, which is especially useful for longer print runs.
The new plate is optimized for processing in MacDermid’s LAVA thermal system; however, it can be used also with conventional solvent wash or thermal systems.
“MacDermid’s patented Clean Plate technology is a key aspect for all of our future photopolymer plate innovations,’ said 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.’