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Superia ZP

High-performance processless CTP plate

Fujifilm’s high-performance Superia ZP plate is designed to give you the quality and simplicity you need to maximise efficiency in your offset printing process. Built using advanced layering technology, it delivers excellent results and boasts impressive environmental credentials.

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  • Quality you can rely onBecause Superia ZP doesn’t require any processing or finishing using chemistry or gum, the stability and consistency of output is better than a traditionally processed plate. And with a resolution of 1-99% and 20 μm FM screening – you can rely on high-quality prints, time and time again.

    A simpler way to make plates

    Processless plate production represents the simplest way to make plates. Once the plate has been imaged in a platesetter, you can mount it directly on the press. There’s no need for a processor, and its associated chemistry. And you’ll save on energy required to power the processor, along with water and waste from plate production.

    Advanced layering technology

    The Superia ZP incorporates MULTIGRAIN V and Rapid Stable Start-up technology along with advanced layering technology unique to Fujifilm. Combined, these ensure optimum plate stability, a long shelf life, high sensitivity and productivity.

    Better for the environment

    By eliminating the chemicals of traditional plate processing, and reducing power requirements, waste and water use, processless plates have a much smaller carbon footprint. Which means, by using Superia ZP over a traditional plate process, you’ll impact the environment less.

How it works

Super ZP has been successfully used by many printers around the World for the last five years. Despite this, Fujifilm scientists in Tokyo have been investigating ways in which the plate could be improved to make it even easier to use. The result represents Fujifilm’s most advanced printing plate ever, with a combination of technologies that exhibit higher ink receptivity with much faster development on press, and a much wider tolerance of different press conditions, ink formulations and fount solutions.

The latest version of this groundbreaking processless plate represents Fujifilm’s most advanced printing plate to date. It features a number of high performance technologies designed to optimise performance. The first is a special new Multi Grain (MGV) technology. This new micro-graining process applied to the surface of the aluminium guarantees the widest possible latitude in terms of ink/water balance on-press. The second is a multi-layer coating unique to Fujifilm which provides different functionalities within ultra-thin layers.

These include an over-coat layer that controls the diffusion of oxygen, ensuring optimum plate stability and a long shelf life, along with a photosensitive layer that contributes to the plate’s high sensitivity and productivity. With Superia ZP, this photosensitive layer also contains unique new Fine Particle Dispersion (FPD) technology that helps improve the softening of the non-image area. Finally, an undercoat layer incorporating Rapid Stable Start-up (RSS) technology dramatically speeds up the removal of the plate coating by the ink and ultimately onto the paper.

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