MacDermid Graphics Solutions (Atlanta, GA), a leader in the manufacturing and marketing of flexographic printing plates used in the packaging industry, has announced the commercial introduction of a new medium durometer plate that utilizes award-winning LUX In-The-Plate technology. LUX ITP M is a medium durometer plate that provides all the benefits of LUX ITP 60, but in a lower durometer. It’s the latest in a series of recent product introductions from MacDermid that leverage the company’s expertise in dot-shape engineering. ITP M is specifically designed for paper stock, preprinted linerboard and other applications where a combination of high durability and excellent ink laydown is required.
“Our chemists continue to push the capabilities of our ITP technologies, as we expand the product line even further with the launch of ITP M,” said Ryan Vest, Global Director of Innovation at MacDermid Graphics Solutions. “We’re constantly driven to provide our customers with better quality and better consistency while enabling them to become more and more productive.” LUX ITP M is commercially available in sizes up to 50” x 80” (1,320 mm x 2,032 mm) and in thicknesses of .045” (1.14 mm) to .112” (2.84 mm).
LUX flat-top dots (FTDs) is an exclusive brand that refers to the flat-top dots achieved through lamination or by specific plate technology directly in the plate. The LUX lamination process was recognized by the FTA (Flexographic Technical Association) in 2011 as the Technical Innovation of the Year and led to the development and introduction of LUX In-The-Plate (ITP) technology in 2014. The technology and the MacDermid plate products that utilize it, were also recognized by the FTA in 2016 as the Technical Innovation of the Year.