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MacDermid introduces Digital MCP plate


February 12, 2020
By PrintAction Staff

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MacDermid Graphics Solutions recently expanded its Clean Plate Technology portfolio with the addition of Digital MCP.

Digital MCP is a hard durometer, round-top dot plate featuring MacDermid’s Clean Plate Technology. Digital MCP is the newest photopolymer plate for flexo printing to build off MacDermid’s digital plate chemistry. The combination of digital plate chemistry and clean plate technology is designed to print cleaner on press, reduce ink build-up in-between dots and reverses, and require fewer press stops for plate cleaning, according to the company. The reduction in physical cleaning requirements extends the plate life of Digital MCP, making it suitable for longer print runs.

Digital MCP is optimized for “superior processing” in MacDermid’s LAVA thermal system. As with other MacDermid digital plates, Digital MCP allows for processing in conventional solvent wash or thermal systems. When flat-top dots are desired, Digital MCP can be imaged via MacDermid’s LUX Lamination process to achieve flat-top dots.

“Our clean technology is proven to increase quality and consistency, enabling printers and converters to stay competitive with their print methods,” says Ryan Vest, Director of Innovation at MacDermid Graphics Solutions.