Luxfer Graphic Arts also offers products to help engravers produce quality results. Plate protectors help promote true-image lines and a smooth etch, while specially formulated top removers strip off any remaining photoresist coating after etching. Among our products are Express Guard® plate protector/wetting agent, Hydro-Coat® top remover and Hydro-Solve® coating remover.
Luxfer Graphic Arts supplies developer solutions specially formulated for each photoresist coating offered on our precision-made photoengraving plates. Products include a solvent-based developer for our traditional Red Top™ magnesium photoengraving plates, as well as aqueous-based developers tailored to Hydro-Solve® magnesium, Hydro-Coat® copper, zinc and brass and POS-E-COPPER (Conta) and ZINC.
Magnesium MD developer—Solvent-based developer for use with Red Top™ magnesium photoengraving plates.
Hydro-Solve® developer concentrate—Aqueous-based developer for use with Hydro-Solve® magnesium photoengraving plates.
Hydro-Coat® cold developer concentrate—Aqueous-based developer for use with Hydro-Coat® copper, zinc or brass photoengraving plates.
Hydro-Coat® hot developer concentrate—Aqueous-based developer for use with Hydro-Coat® copper, zinc or brass photoengraving plates.
POS-E-Plate® developer—Aqueous-based developer for use with POS-E Conta® copper and zinc photoengraving plates.
Luxfer Graphic Arts offers Hydro-Solve® spray resist in an aerosol can, as well as Hydro-Solve® and Hydro-Coat® photoresists in liter bottles, to engravers for use in re-coating metals. These resists can be applied to magnesium, zinc and copper photoengraving plates.