Gretzenbach, Switzerland, December 2011. – Lüscher AG Maschinenbau and MacDermid Printing Solutions Limited are jointly announcing the market introduction of Accent, a high quality coating plate for Packaging and Commercial offset printers. Both companies have entered an agreement to jointly market the new coating plate for Lüscher’s range of XPose! UV CTP.
Lüscher as a global Computer-to-Plate manufacturer and MacDermid as a plate manufacturer have recognized that print enhancement is of growing relevance for offset printers. They see greater demand for spot coating plates to accent a portion of the printed product for added value. To address this need they have collaborated in the development of Accent coating plates, which offset printers can make themselves in the prepress department of their printing plants!
World Premiere: In-house coating plate CTP imaging and manufacturing by offset printers
This innovative coating plate solution for offset printers is made possible due to the unique composition of the new coating plate and the availability CTP imaging systems using high power industrial UV lasers operating at 405 nm. These CTP systems, which have been used to image offset plates, are also able to image the MacDermid Accent coating plate.
The new coating plate can be imaged in-house on the XPose! UV CTP then, with only a modest additional investment in plate processing equipment, can be developed into a relief plate with water processing. This produces coating plates with the same means and accuracy as for the offset plates and in perfect registration. It also brings coating plate production into the printer’s plant.
New coating plate increases flexibility and competiveness
„The new possibilities offered by in house production of coating plates reduce overall costs of ownership, increases the flexibility in production of coating plates and will unleash the creativity of printers with more emphasis on print enhancement. Moreover, it enables printers to compete more effectively with the mandatory high level of service and responsiveness“, says Dr. Gérard Rich, Business Development Manager of Lüscher.
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