Spartan AZ
Third Generation UV CtP Plate for Laser Imaging
Product Description & Application
Spartan AZ is a third generation UV CtP plate especially designed for hi-resolution, hi-speed imaging on the latest UV CtP plate setters using Ultra-Violet laser diode technology. It is significantly superior to the second generation UV CtP plate. Spartan AZ ensures reproduction of 1%-99% dots at 200 lpi and FM screening.
(Caution: Not recommended for use as Analog PS Plate)
Features & Benefits
Significantly faster plate compared to second generation UV CtP plate yielding high throughput.
Excellent Image contrast
Better exposure and processor latitude
Very good resistance to alcohol and press chemicals offering robust press performance
Dependable run-length of upto 100,000 impressions
Compatible to baking process with RC510 to increase run-length
Each plate carries a printed identification number for quality assurance
Product Specifications
Plate Type
UV CtP Positive-working
Hi-purity litho-grade aluminium, electrochemically grained and anodised
0.15 mm, 0.28 mm
Maximum Width
1230 mm
Safe Light
Yellow Safe light & UV protection on windows
Spectral Sensitivity
Ultra-Violet laser diode compatible (405 nm)
Colour Change
Recommended Processing Chemistry
Manual Processing
Not recommended
Machine Processing
Spartan Developer with recommended dilution to be used on processors with chiller unit
Unifin Solution / RC795
NovaDelete P / Jiffy Deletion Fluid
Thermotect / RC510 Baking Solution
Storage after Processing
Unifin Finishing Solution for storage up to 24 hours; NovaKeepGum Solution for storage up to 3 months.
Recommended Pressroom Chemistry
Plate Cleaner
lnstaKleen CtP, Instakleen HD (for Baked plates)
Fountain Solution
Compatible with all recommended fountain solutions and fount additives from TechNova
Press Wash
Compatible with all recommended washes from TechNova
Compatible with all recommended Presscare solutions from TechNova
Storage & Handling
Storage & Handling
20oC - 25oC; 30% to 70% RH. If the storage temperature differs significantly from plate room temperature, the plates should be acclimatized in their original package for at least 12 hours before opening the package and processing plates. Always open the package under recommended room illumination.
Recommended plateroom conditions
Operating temperatures 23oC (±2oC); 40% to 70% RH.
Shelf-life of the plate is 18 months (from the date of manufacturing) under recommended storage conditions.