ThermoStar - CtP in India [View PDF]

ThermostarTM TN
CtP Thermal Plate. Made in India ...with pride!
Product Description & Application
Manufactured in technical collaboration with Agfa Graphics N.V., ThermoStar TN plates set a new standard for high-quality thermal imaging. They seamlessly integrate with the world's leading thermal computer-to-plate systems, and bring the convenience of office light operation. ThermoStar TN offers features that match Agfa's ThermoStar P970 Plate. Specially designed for commercial printing applications, ThermoStar TN can achieve run-lengths of 150,000 impressions without baking, and 1 million with baking. TechNova's ThermoStar TN 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 sheet fed offset and web offset
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 sheetfed offset
Coating
:
Infrared sensitive, positive acting
Gauge
:
0.15, 0.20, 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 Actual run-length may vary according to Press, Ink and Pen conditions
Room Illumination
:
Office light (Avoid daylight & direct sunlight on plate)
Processing Chemistry
Machine Processing
:
StarPlus Universal Developer, Stardust
Processor Replenishment
:
StarPlus Universal Replenisher, Stardust
Finishing
:
Unifin
Deletion
:
Jiffy
Baking
:
RC510 & Thermotect
Storage after Processing
:
Unifin (for storage upto 24 hours) NovaKeep Gum (for storage upto 3 months)
Recommended Pressroom Chemistry
Plate Cleaner
:
InstaKleen UV (for UV inks); InstaKleen CtP (for conventional inks)
Fountain Solution
:
AkronGold, TotalCare Range & CrownJewel Range
Deletion
:
Jiffy
Press Wash
:
HMK Wash 1, Artemas Wash 60, AmberWash WM & NovaWash Premium
PressCare
:
DeepKleen Shampoo, CalKleen, LubriKleen, GlazeKleen,Blanket Vitaliser, Blanket Refresh, CylKleen
Storage & Handling
Storage & Handling
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10o C - 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
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Shelf-life of the plate is 12 months (from date of manufacturing) under recommended storage conditions