The Sonora plates have environmental and cost benefits as well as run lengths, imaging speeds, resolutions, and handling capabilities that match most unbaked processed plates.
With these plates Kodak combines the performance features of wet processed plates with market leading
Kodak Sonora XP Process Free Plates eliminate processing and chemistry from plate making. They deliver the quality, productivity, and print capabilities your business needs to be successful. By eliminating the processing step, printers save on chemistry, water, processor maintenance and chemistry disposal, as well as reducing the significant costs of processing variability.
Plate: Non-ablative, thermal, negative-working (write-the-image) plate incorporating Kodak’s press ready technology
Application: High quality, medium to long run plate for sheetfed, packaging, web and all UV print applications
Spectral sensitivity: 800 – 850 nm
Laser energy required: 120 mJ/cm2 on KODAK Platesetters with KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology
Resolution: 1% to 99% @ 200 lpi 450 lpi possible. Dependent upon capability of imaging device.
FM capability: 20-micron stochastic. Dependent upon imaging device capabilities, print applications and screening algorithms. For optimum FM performance, Kodak recommends KODAK STACCATO Screening on platesetters with KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology.
Run length: Up to 400,000 impressions with heatset / commercial coldset web presses
Up to 200,000 impressions with sheetfed presses
Up to 100,000 impressions for offset packaging (non-UV ink)
Up to 75,000 impressions for UV-ink applications
Dependent upon image resolution, press, press chemistry, ink and paper conditions.
Safelight: The plate can be handled before and after imaging safely for:
up to 2 hours under white light
up to 16 hours under C20 – UV Cut
up to 48 hours under G-10 yellow light
Safelight limits @ 400 Lux
Kodak Sonora XP Process Free Plates eliminate processing and chemistry from plate making. Above all, they deliver the quality, productivity, and print capabilities your business needs to be successful.
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