MacDermid’s LUX platemaking process offers customers the opportunity to print like never before by producing digital plates with an expanded print gamut. Additionally, LUX improves the overall quality of print with smoother vignettes, high contrast and faster press start-up. LUX offers this improvement by changing the profile of the dot in the plate. Furthermore, the LUX process incorporates 1:1 imaging between the digital plate mask and the printing plate, eliminating the need for a digital bump curve. This simple process works with existing digital plate workflows, can be used with all flexo lasers, and does not require modification to existing exposure equipment. By adding this quick step, customers will be able to produce an enhanced dot profile, resulting in cleaner, sharper print.