At the FFTA INFO*FLEX show in San Diego this week, MacDermid has announced the latest iteration of its LUX technology. LUX In-the-Plate (ITP) will allow flexo printers to gain the benefit of LUX without the extra lamination step in the workflow.
LUX In-the-Plate (ITP) is a photopolymer plate technology developed by MacDermid Printing Solutions to create flat-topped dots without the need for special exposure equipment, processing, or a controlled atmosphere. The plate is designed to be processed using a standard digital workflow to create the unique LUX flat-topped dot.
LUX technology was introduced in 2010 and has since generated over 100 installations around the world. It received the FTA’s Technical Innovation Award in May 2011.
LUX ITP is currently in testing with a group of alpha testers. The company says it plans to commercialize the plate by the end of 2013.