The Think laser process is very similar to the principle of laser etching. It is suitable for the reproduction of fine line elements and permits high flexibility during screening. In the first step, the copper coated cylinder is equipped with a light-sensitive layer. The laser then images the motif being printed on the surface and is not used for mechanical decor transfer, as with laser etching. After the imaging procedure, the cylinder is developed and fixed. Thanks to the etching procedure with ferrous 3 chloride the freestanding positions on the cylinder surface are widened and deepened on the cylinder surface to the cell. The imaging layer can be removed without trace, before the cylinder is chromed.