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Photoengraving Materials

 

 

Magnesium Etching Video Part 1 of 2

Magnesium Etching Video Part 2 of 2

 

A&V is the only photoengraving source you will ever need for engraver’s metal, chemistry and film products. We support these products with technical service representatives whose knowledge and experience is second-to-none in the industry. If the product you are looking for is not shown here, or you require a special size of order, please call your nearby A&V representative.

  • Plates - Magnesium, Zinc, Copper and Brass Engraving Plates from MENA.
  • Chemicals - Plate etch additives, Developers, Re-touch products and Top Removers.
  • Counter Die Materials - QPI 100, CB 100 and CFP 100 detail powder for embossing counters and duplicates.

 

 

View MENA Brass Photoengraving Plates

MENA Brass Photoengraving Plates

Engravers Brass

Size Gauge Sheets/Case Weight/Sheet
Hydro-Coat Brass
16 x 20 .064 (16 ga) 30 6.5 lbs.
16 x 24 .250 (1/4”) 6 29.8 lbs.
Pos-E-Brass
16 x 24 Pos .25 6 27.8 lbs.

 

Non-standard sizes and gauges of copper and brass are available. Such orders are not cancelable and are subject to a premium charge. Prices and delivery subject to inquiry. Non-standard sizes cut from large sheets receive a cutting charge of $1.50/final cut sheet size, e. g. 1-24” x 36” sheet = 2-18” x 24” sheets or an ad- ditional $3.00 charge for cutting. Cutting charge also applies to special orders. Scrap generated will be charged to customer. Shipping Policy for Copper and Brass: 1-20 Cases; freight FOB Plant, 21+ cases; freight prepaid.

CNC Brass - Noncoated

Size Gauge Sheets/Case Weight/Sheet
24 x 24 .252 4 41.6 lbs.
24 x 24 .127 13 22.3 lbs.

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MENA Engravers Copper Photoengraving Plates

Available in Non-Sensitized, Hydro-Coat® and Presensitized

Size Gauge Sheets/Case Weight/Sheet
16 x 20 .064 (16 ga) 30 6.5 lbs.
18 x 24 .064 (16 ga) 20 8.8 lbs.
18 x 36 .064 (16 ga) 15 13.2 lbs.
24 x 36 .064 (16 ga) 10 17.6 lbs.
15 x 36 .250 (1/4”) 4 43.0 lbs.
22 x 36 .250 (1/4”) 4 64.7 lbs.
Pos-E-Cop
16 x 20 .064 (16 ga) 25 6.5 lbs.
15 x 36 .250 (1/4”) 4 43.0 lbs.

 

Non-standard sizes and gauges of copper and brass are available. Such orders are not cancelable and are subject to a premium charge. Prices and delivery subject to inquiry. Non-standard sizes cut from large sheets receive a cutting charge of $1.50/final cut sheet size, e. g. 1-24” x 36” sheet = 2-18” x 24” sheets or an ad- ditional $3.00 charge for cutting. Cutting charge also applies to special orders. Scrap generated will be charged to customer. Shipping Policy for Copper and Brass: 1-20 Cases; freight FOB Plant, 21+ cases; freight prepaid.

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MENA Red Top or AQ-BLU Magnesium Photoengraving Plates

Size Gauge Sheets/Case Weight/Sheet
18 x 24 .064 50 1.78 lbs.
24 x 36 .064 25 3.56 lbs.
20 x 24 .064 50 1.98 lbs.
30 x 40 .064 25 4.94 lbs.
19.7 x 25.6 .069 50 2.24 lbs.
24 x 36 .069 25 3.83 lbs.
19.7 x 25.6 .080 50 2.59 lbs
24 x 36 .080 25 4.44 lbs.
24 x 36 .098 20 5.44 lbs.
18 x 24 .118 30 3.28 lbs.
24 x 36 .118 15 6.56 lbs.
18 x 24 .153 26 4.25 lbs.
24 x 36 .153 13 8.50 lbs.
30 x 40 .153 10 11.81 lbs.
19.7 x 25.6 .197 15 6.39 lbs.
24 x 36 .197 10 10.94 lbs.
18 x 24 .250 16 6.94 lbs.
24 x 36 .250 8 13.89 lbs.
30 x 40 .250 5 19.29 lbs.
19.7 x 25.6 .276 12 8.95 lbs.
24 x 36 .276 7 15.33 lbs.

 

MEL (Magnesium Elektron Graphic Art Products) Shipping Policy 1-19 Cases; Freight FOB Plant 20 Cases; Freight PPD Non Standard Sizes and Gauges Available

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MENA Premium Engravers Zinc Photoengraving Plates

Available in Non-Sensitized, Hydro-Coat® and Presensitized

Size Gauge Sheets/Case Weight/Sheet
18 x 24 .032 50 3.59 lbs.
18 x 24 .064 (16 ga) 30 7.19 lbs.
20 x 24 .064 (16 ga) 20 7.99 lbs.
24 x 36 .064 (16 ga) 15 14.38 lbs.
20 x 24 .125 10 16 lbs.
24 x 36 .125 10 28 lbs.
18 x 24 .153 (11 pt) 10 17.18 lbs.
20 x 24 .153 (11 pt) 10 19.09 lbs.
24 x 36 .153 (11 pt) 6 34.37 lbs.
Pos-E-Zinc
20 x 24 .064 (16 ga) 20 7.99 lbs.

 

Shipping Policy: 1-22 cases; Freight FOB Plant, 23+ cases; Freight Prepaid.

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Photoengraving Chemicals

MENA Plate Chemicals

  • Red Top Plate Cold Developer PRC - 5 Gallon Pail
  • Red Top Plate Cold Developer PRV - 55 Gallon Drum
  • Red Top Photoresist - PRC Resist w/ Thinner - 1 qt.
  • AQ BLU Developer Concentrate - 5 gallon pail
  • AQ Blu Top Remover - 5 Gallon Pail
  • AQ BLU Photoresist - 1 Quart
  • AQ BLU Photoresist Thinner - 1 Quart
  • MEL Mag Prime - 1 Gallon Elektron Etch Mag Additive - 5 Gallon Pail

MENA Zinc Chemicals

  • Hydro-Coat® Heated Developer (Machine Developer) - 5 Gal. Pail
  • Hydro-Coat® Cold Developer Concentrate (Tray Developer) - 5 Gal. Pail
  • Super Etch Zinc Additive - 5 gallons (18.9 ltrs.)
  • Velv-Etch Zinc Filming Agent - gallons (18.9 ltrs.)

 

Shipping Policy: 1-17 pails; Freight FOB Plant, 18+ pails; freight FOB Plant pre- paid, palletized in multiples of 6, 12 and 18 pails per skid.

AV Zinc Etch Additive

  • AV Zinc Etch - 5 Gallon Pail

MENA Copper Chemicals

  • Copper-Chem® 13A - 1 lb Bottle (454 gr) - (4 btls per case)
  • Copper-Chem® 13B - 1 lb Bottle (454 gr) - (4 btls per case)
  • Copper-Chem® 76 - 1 qt (.95 liters) - (4 btls per case)
  • Copper-Chem® 77 - 100 gr (10 Paks)

MENA Magnesium Etch Additives

  • Magnesium Developer
  • X5K Filming Agent
  • Hydro-Etch Etchant Additive
  • Rev-Flex® Etchant Additive
  • X-Flex Filming Agent
  • Mago 20X

 

Shipping Policy: 1-17 pails; Freight FOB Plant - 18+ pails; Freight FOB Plant prepaid, palletized in multiples of 6, 12 and 18 pails per skid.

MENA Hydro-Coat® Chemicals

  • Hydro-Coat® Heated Developer Concentrate (add 5 parts water to 1 part Developer)
  • Hydro-Coat® Cold Developer Concentrate (add 5 parts water to 1 part Developer)
  • Hydro-Coat® Top Remover Concentrate (add 2 parts water to 1 part Top Remover)
  • Hydro-Coat® Top Remover II (Do not dilute)

 

Offered in 5 gallon (18.9 lters) containers. Shipping Policy: 1 - 17 pails; Freight FOB Plant, 18+ pails; Freight Prepaid. Pal- latized in multiples of 6, 12 and 18 pails per skid.

QPI Molding Compound

For Embossing Counters and Duplicates

  • QPI 100 (Gray or Black) - sold in 50-65 lb. rolls.
  • CB 100 Composite for Thin Counters (.030)
  • CFP 100 Detail Powder for CB 100 - sold by the pound.

Photopolymer for Intaglio Counters

  • KF 95 A2 (water-wash only) 16-1/2” x 23-3/8” .038 thick-packed 20/case

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Photoengraving Film, Chemicals and Accessories

Camera Film

For Tray and Rapid Access Development

  • KICF 1012 - 100 sheets 10”x12” per box
  • KICF 1114 - 100 sheets 11”x14” per box
  • KICF 1218 - 100 sheets 12”x18” per box
  • KICF 2024 - 100 sheets 20”x24” per box

Pos-E-Plate Developer

  • Sold in 1 gallon containers; add 6 parts water to 1 part concentrate.
    Case contains 4-one gallon containers.

 

Shipping: 1-16 gallons; Freight FOB Plant. 17+ gallons; Freight Prepaid.

Plate Protector

  • Express Guard Plate Protector (5 gallons - 18.9 liters)
  • Gum Arabic (1 gallon)
  • Visko Concentrate (1 quart)

Retouching Varnish

  • For retouching photoengraving plate (.5 liter bottle)

Photoresist

  • Hydro-Coat Photoresist (1 liter bottle)
  • AQ Blue Photoresist (1 liter bottle)

Descum Pads

  • Developer - Descum 4”x6” Pads 12 per case

Descum Chalk

  • Use for Descumming and cleaning plates (6 lb. can)

Charcoal Blocks

  • Removes scratches from engraving plates (4-1/2” x 1-1/2” x 3”)

Fume Eliminator

  • Use in Magnesium Bath to remove Nitric Fumes (35 lb. Pail)

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Engraving Matrix and Accessories

Matrix Board for Flexo Plates

440 Square Shrink Matrix - 33” x 60” sheets

  • AV-440-11
  • AV-440-91 SG

 

Sheets are available in 33” x 30” size

Matrix Board for Embossing Counters & Duplicates

33” x 60” sheets

  • AV-101 SPEC 140-150
  • AV-161 SPEC 110-120
  • AV-241 BB SPEC 200-210
  • AV-65 Embossing Uncoated

Release Sprays

12 cans per case

  • Stoner E-497
  • Graphite-Spray
  • Repelzit-Spray

Perforated Metal

  • PERMET 32 x 25 - .012 thickness - 32-1/4” x 35-7/8”

Fill-in Powder - Red (80 Mesh)

  • 30” Rolls, 30” wide - .008 thickness - 50# Rolls

 

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