MacDermid Graphics Solutions is a global leader in the manufacturing and marketing of photopolymer plates and platemaking systems for the package printing industry.
From analog to digital, liquid to sheet, solvent to thermal, we offer our customers a choice when it comes to selecting the best plate processing method for their specific application. We are the leaders in flat-top dot technology with our award-winning LUX ITP™ Platform and LUX® Lamination. To elevate your print to the next level, count on MacDermid.
Today, MacDermid Graphics Solutions is recognized as a worldwide leader in the development, manufacture, and marketing of a full range of packaging plate solutions including analog sheet, digital sheet, liquid photopolymer, as well as the award-winning LUX ITPTM technology for flat-top dots.
Marshall Hinds is based in Johannesburg with a branch in Cape Town and we deliver nationwide.
The primary objective of the fingerprint trial is to measure and record the print characteristics of a particular press, operating with specific settings and materials, resulting in a print quality across repeatable conditions.
The specific settings and materials are determined, in part, by the customer’s design requirements (substrate, ink colours, design elements), and by printer experience or optimization trials.
The fingerprint trial must include all process and spot colours to be used on the current and future jobs because the fingerprint trial results in data and establishes the benchmark upon future print runs.
Marshall Hinds has invested X-Rite eXact densitometer to measure colour density and dot gain on any printing results and create databases for each customer in our system.
Defining accurate brand and spot colour standards is the first step in maintaining quality print consistency. Colour is a major component in the way we perceive a brand’s packaging. There is a distinct challenge in ensuring colour consistency across the complete set of packaging materials and printing processes.
There are several parameters related to the printing process, which the printer might need to ensure before doing colour management. The printing parameters are anilox screen and volume, plate types, ink supplier and types, double tape brand and types, and substrates.