ThermoStar TM News
CtP Thermal Plate for Newspapers. Made in India ...with pride!
Product Description & Application
ThermoStar News plate sets a new standard for high-quality thermal imaging. It seamlessly integrates with the world's leading thermal computer-to-plate systems, and offers the convenience of office light operations. Manufactured in technical collaboration with Agfa-Gevaert, it offers features that match Agfa's ThermoStar P970 Plate. Specially designed for the newspapers segment, ThermoStar News can achieve run-length of 150,000 impressions without baking, and 1 million with baking. TechNova's ThermoStar News plates are designed to meet the needs of today's printers : performance, ease-of-use, quality and consistency.
Features & Benefits
Thermally exposed positive acting laser plate for web offset operations
Consistent & dependable press performance eliminates downtime due to plate failures on the press
Dot resolution of 1 - 99% using 250 lpi screen
Suitable for high-quality applications and stochastic screening
Easy to image and process under convenient office light conditions
Fast clean-up properties on the press; minimises start-up & restart-up paper waste
Good dampening latitude allows high ink density and low damp levels
Product Specification
Plate Type
:
Thermally exposed laser plate for sheet and web offset
Coating
:
Infrared sensitive, positive acting
Gauge
:
0.28 & 0.30 mm
Spectral Sensitivity
:
830 nm
Exposure Energy
:
120 - 150 mJ / cm2
Resolution
:
1 - 99 % dot resolution at 250 lpi
Image Colour
:
Green
Processing Steps
:
Conventional wet processing using recommended positive plate developer
Replenishment Rate
:
100 ml / m2 (depending on usage)
Run-length
:
150,000 impressions without baking, up to 1 million with baking (under recommended press conditions)
Room Illumination
:
Office light (Avoid daylight & direct sunlight on plate)
Recommended Processing Chemistry :
Machine Processing
:
StarPlus Universal Developer, Stardust
Processor Replenishment
:
StarPlus Universal Replenisher, Stardust
Finishing
:
Unifin
Deletion
:
Jiffy / Delete P
Baking
:
RC 510 or Thermotect
Recommended Pressroom Chemistry :
Plate Cleaner
:
InstaKleen CtP
Fountain Solution
:
CrownJewel Range
Deletion
:
Jiffy / Delete P
Press Wash
:
ArtemasWash 60, ArtemasWash 80, AmberWash WM,NovaWash Premium
PressCare
:
DeepKleen Shampoo, CalKleen, LubriKleen, GlazeKleen, GlazeKleen Aqua, Blanket Vitaliser, Blanket Refresh, CylKleen
Storage & Handling
Storage & Handling
:
10oC - 25o C; 30% to 70% RH. If the storage temperature differs significantly from plateroom 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 conditions
:
Operating temperatures 23o C (±2o C); 40% to 70% RH.
Shelf-life
:
Shelf-life of the plate is 12 months (from date of manufacturing) under recommended storage conditions.