Magnesium Photo Engraving plate (PE plate) is used for a variety of applications, particularly in the printing industry
A photosensitive coating applied to a special magnesium photo engraving plate allows the user to chemically etch an image into the magnesium plate after exposing a film negative and developing that image on the plate. Magnesium Elektron Graphic Art Products also provide photoresist coated copper, zinc and brass plates for chemical etching as well as brass and magnesium plates for use on CNC (computer numeric control) engraving machines.
The most popular application for engraving plates is in creating dies to foil stamp and emboss a variety of printed products including greeting cards, folders, brochures, book covers and packaging materials. Other applications include thermal 'kiss-cut' dies, flexography, nameplates, decorative plaques, recognition awards and fabric/leather embossing. New applications are continually being developed.
The Magnesium Elektron Graphic Art Products Division (www.magnesium-elektron-gap.com) operates manufacturing plants in the US and the UK to provide the most complete line of engraving metals and chemicals in the industry serving customers in over 70 countries around the world.
Magnesium Elektron's manufacturing plants in Madison, Illinois and Findlay, Ohio USA have long been the industry's major source for magnesium photoengraving plates. The operation's roots and experience go back over three decades to Dow Chemical, the originator of the powderless etching process.” In 2007, Magnesium Elektron acquired Revere Graphics Worldwide, manufacturer of a full range of photoengraving metals, including magnesium, copper, zinc, and brass, along with related chemicals. The Revere brand is a recognized leader in the industry, and the name reflects a long history dating back to the founding of the company by Paul Revere in 1801.
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Magnesium Elektron Graphic Art Products is committed to the long-term health and vitality of the photoengraving industry by providing our customers with outstanding service, top-quality products and ongoing innovation.