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15May

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Offset Printing∣ Thermal CTP plate

As the prepress printing industry has matured, business has diverse plate imaging options which complicate the decision-making process. This variety has emerged in the multiple technologies available for CTP, which are Violet, Thermal, Ink Jet and Poly Plate.

In this article, we are going to discuss about thermal CTP plate and its equipment under CTP technologies which have evolved for over 25 years. You can read What is Computer-to-plate(CTP) in our last article first to have further understanding.

The main products in CTP technology are printing plate and its pre-press equipment. Thermal CTP plate is common-use material in the imaging process. Then, what are the advantages by using thermal CTP plate?
 
  • Highest quality screening, output, exceeding 300 lines-per-inch(LPI)
  • Daylight processing
  • Wide choices of platesetters which is easier to repair in local agent
  • CTP run length is around 100,000-200000 impressions and when baked, thermal plate can exceed one million impressions to save costs 

Maxma also provide Ultra S-EP Thermal CTP Plate(830nm) which enjoys above advantages.

Today, thermal and violet lasers are the main characters in the plate imaging industry. Thermal platesetters are the most popular choice among printers. We have listed some CTP platesetter models from reliable brands, such as Kodak,Screen,Heidelberg,Agfa,Fujifilm,EPSON,GLUNZ & JENSEN,KIMOTO,Amsky and Cron for your reference.
 
Kodak​
Kodak Trendsetter 800II/800III
Kodak Trendsetter 800IV
Kodak Magnus 800
Kodak Magnus VLF/1600
Kodak Trendsetter VLF/1600                                                                               

Screen
Screen 8600Z
Screen 8600N-S
Screen 8600M-S
Screen 8800N-S
Screen 8800Z
Screen 4300E
Screen 4300S
Screen 16000
Screen 24000
SCREEN PLATERITE HD 8900Z

Heidelberg
Heidelberg Topsetter
Heidelberg Suprasetter (one laser/two laser/three laser)

Agfa
Agfa Avalon N8-20-S
Agfa  Avalon N8-80

Fujifilm
Fuji Luxel T-6300 CTP SYSTEM
Fuji Luxel T-9500 CTP SYSTEM
Fuji Luxel T-9800 CTP SYSTEM

Cron
Cron G series
Cron G+ series
Cron H series

Others
EPSON STYLUS PRO CTP SYSTEM
GLUNZ & JENSEN PLATEWRITER
KIMOTO KIMOSETTER 525
Amsky Aurora platesetter
 
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