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MIRACLON
Letterpress & Dry Offset
Printing Plates

MIRACLON is a water soluble photopolymer printing plate ideal for letterpress and dry offset printing. MIRACLON washes out in plain tap water, offers easy plate handling and registration, excellent reproduction, high ink acceptance and transfer capability, plus extremely long press life.

MIRACLON is available in four types: soft, clear, standard, and standard matte with steel, film, and aluminum substrates. MIRACLON is available in standard sizes with special sizes available upon request.

1-800-ELASLON


MIRACLON
Steel Substrate
Technical Specifications
TYPE:
MS DS
Surface: Non Matte Matte
Color: Gold Gold
Resistance: Standard Non-Cracking
Hardness Shore D: 70-75 70-75
Photosensitivity:
720 mj/cm
2 min.
720 mj/cm
2.5 min.
Sholder Angle (0): 25-30 25-30
Resolution:
Minimum Isolated Line:
Minimum Isolated Dot:
Line Screen Capability:
Tonal Range:
 
40 um
200 um
150
3% - 95%
 
40 um
200 um
150
3% - 95%
Exposure Step 21 Stouffer Scale: 16-17 15-16
Washout:
29° C
84.2° F
2-3 min.
29° C
84.2° F
3-4 min.
Dry:
80° C
176° F
7-10 min.
80° C
176° F
7-10 min.
Post Expose:
1000 mj/cm
5 min.
1000 mj/cm
5 min.
Available Thicknesses:
.017"-.078" .017"-.039"
(mm): .43 - 2.00 .43 - 1.00
Heat Resistance:
120° C
248° F
120° C
248° F
 

Exposures Are Based on Using TL 40W/10R Bulbs


MIRACLON
Film Substrate
Technical Specifications
TYPE: MF GF CF DF BF
Surface: Non Matte Matte Matte Matte Matte
Color: Gold Clear Blue Gold Gold
Resistance: Standard Non-Cracking Non-Cracking Non-Cracking Standard
Hardness Shore D: 65-70 65-70 60-65 65-70 25-30
Photosensitivity:
720 mj/cm
2 min.
720 mj/cm
2 min.
900 mj/cm
2.5 min.
720 mj/cm
2 min.
720 mj/cm
2 min.
Sholder Angle (0): 25-30 25-30 25-30 25-30 25-30
Resolution:            
Minimum Isolated Line:
40 um 40 um 50 um 40 um 50 um
Minimum Isolated Dot:
200 um 200 um 200 um 200 um 200 um
Line Screen Capability:
150 150 150 150 150
Tonal Range:
3% - 95% 3% - 95% 3% - 95% 3% - 95% 3% - 95%
Exposure Step 21 Stouffer Scale: 15-16 14-15 16-17 14-15 15-16
Washout:
35° C
95° F
2 - 3 min.
20 - 25° C
68 - 77° F
3 min.
35° C
95° F
3 - 4 min.
30° C
85° F
2.5 - 3.5 min.
35° C
95° F
1.5 - 2 min
Dry:
80 - 90° C
176 - 194° F
5 - 10 min.
50 - 60° C
122 - 140° F
5 - 10 min.
80 - 90° C
176 - 194° F
10 - 15 min.
80 - 90° C
176 - 194° F
10 - 15 min.
70 - 80° C
158 - 176° F
10 - 15 min.
Post Expose:
1000 mj/cm
5 min.
1000 mj/cm
5 min.
1000 mj/cm
5 min.
1000 mj/cm
5 min.
1000 mj/cm
5 min.
Available Thicknesses: .017"-.039" .031"-.033", .037" .017"-.039" .017"-.039" .022"-.118"
(mm):
.43 - 1.00 .80, .83, .94 .43 - 1.00 .43 - 1.00 .55 - 3.00
Heat Resistance:
120° C
248° F
120° C
248° F
120° C
248° F
120° C
248° F
120° C
248° F
*Time Will Vary With Relief
Exposures Are Based on Using TL 40W/10R Bulbs

 


MIRACLON
Steel & Film Substrates
Solvent Compatability
O = No Reaction or Swelling O* = No Swelling, But May Damage Adhesive Layer X = Swelling > 5% or More
Classification Solvent Resistance

Hydrocarbon:
N-HEXANE
O
N-PENTHANE
O
KEROSENE
O
GASOLINE
O

LIGHT OIL

 

O
Aromatic Hydrocarbons: TOLUENE O*

XYLENE

 

O*
Ketones: ACETONE O*
MEK O*

CYCLOHEXANONE

 

O*
Chlorinated Hydrocarbons:

PERCHLORETHYLENE

 

O*
Glycols: ETHYLENE GLYCOL O
PROPYLENE GLYCOL O

DIETHYLENE

 

O
Glycol Esters: METHYLCELLOSOLVE O

ETHYLCELLOSOLVE

 

O
Esters: METHYL ACETATE O*
ETHYL ACETATE O*

BUTYL ACETATE

 

O*
Alcohols: METHYL ALCOHOL X
ETHYL ALCOHOL X
ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL O
O = No Reaction or Swelling O* = No Swelling, But May Damage Adhesive Layer X = Swelling > 5% or More

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