MacDermid Flexographic Plates

MacDermid Graphics Solutions help create the best images in the world. Hundreds of companies in the graphic arts industry trust our printing plates and supporting technologies. Whether on paper, film, newsprint or corrugated, pieces print better because of MacDermid. These plates provide exceptional solutions that deliver high quality graphic capabilities to all types of packaging and newspaper printing applications. When it comes to superior graphics solutions, count on the company that innovates with you in mind.

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IPAGSA Lithographic Plates

Ipagsa is a Spanish company established in 1986, in Rubi just outside Barcelona. Thirty years later they are a successful manufacturer of internationally renowned CTP Litho plates and associated chemistry. Ipagsa manufacture a thermal plate for every application as well as a range of UV CTcP plates. Over 80% of Ipagsa’s manufacturing capacity is dedicated to export markets, which comprises of 70 different countries, making them one of the largest privately owned Litho Plate manufacturers in the world.

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Business Partners

We at TAD Printing Products realise we can’t be all things to all people while still providing product knowledge and technical support to a multitude of products and services. With this in mind we have developed strategic partnerships with like-minded suppliers in order to give the customer the solution that best suits their business. We endeavour to supply quality products, backed by technical support and good service. We continue to look for ways to innovate and to add value to our customers. We believe in building partnerships with our customers but also with their other suppliers.

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Why Choose Us? Find reasons to choose us as your printing partner

We supply top quality, internationally acclaimed products

We are small enough to care and big enough to give you the support you need

We have the full support of our principals who are dedicated to the South African market

We supply quality products, great service and technical support at a competitive price

FAQ Frequently Asked Questions

Our head office is in Cape Town,  as well as a branch in Johannesburg.
MacDermid are among the leading suppliers of Photopolymer plates in the world. This is an ever changing landscape, but with their leading technical development and the large number of awards for innovation MacDermid is increasing their market share in both these markets.
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LUX Lamination won the award for technical innovation in 2010. It is the process where MacDermid laminate a membrane on to a conventional digital plate to create a flat top dot.
LUX ITP (LUX In The Plate) is a plate that with no added intervention gives a flat top dot.
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The washing and storage of a Polymer plate after printing is extremely important to ensure that it prints properly on the next run.
The ink should be removed from the plate immediately after printing, the plate should be stripped from the cylinder or sleeve and stored in a cool dry, light fast place.
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Ipagsa is a privately owned Spanish company, they are based in Rubi just outside of Barcelona. All the plates we sell in South Africa are manufactured at the plant in Rubi.
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Ipagsa manufacture a full range of Thermal CTP and UV CTcP plates. Their Processless plate is Klasse NPN3 is processed on the press.
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No Ipagsa do not manufacture equipment, Ipagsa manufacture plates to work on all CTP and CTcP systems. In order to support the customers, Ipagsa has selected a range of equipment from various manufacturers, which are sold under the Ipagsa badge.
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Bellissima and Auraia screening is a ground breaking screening technology that combines the best results from AM screen with FM, in a completely new screening technology. Bellissima is designed for Flexo and Auraia for Litho printing.
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INTERESTED IN OUR SERVICES?If you would like to find out more about our products & services please call us today on 021 931 2243 or email us at enquiries@tadproducts.co.za