Helios TDV
Robust thermal digital plate that prints long-runs with UV-inks.
Product Description & Application
The plate adopts the high quality aluminium and double coating formulation; possessing the properties as high sensitivity, excellent dot reproduction, wide processing latitude and stable performance.

Helios TDV is the preferred choice for high-resolution, extra-long-runs of 300,000 impressions with ordinary inks. It has run length capability of 50,000 impressions (without baking). Helios TDV is ideally suited for all high-end long-run printing applications.

Helios TDV is the preferred brand of thermal digital plate especially for packaging & commercial long-run & UV-ink printing, newspaper & magazine printing requiring long-runs and prepress service bureaus.

Features & Benefits
Extremely robust plate, for dependable press performance under a wide range of aggressive press conditions.
Rapid clean-up properties on the press, with cold as well as warm start-ups; minimizes start-up paper waste and machine downtime.
Excellent dampening latitude; allows high ink density with low damp levels.
It is compatible with all the dominant platesetters and processors in the market.
Easy-to-image and process under convenient office lighting conditions; eliminates need for safe lights and extra space.
Product Specifications
Plate Type
:
Positive thermal plate
Substrate
:
High-quality grained and anodised aluminium
Gauge
:
0.15 mm, 0.28 & 0.30 mm guage
Spectral Sensitivity
:
830 nm
Exposure Energy
:
120 – 140 mJ/cm22
Resolution
:
1%-99% @ 200 lpi
Processing Steps
:
Conventional wet processing using TechNova's thermal plate developer and replenisher
Replenishment Rate
:
80 - 100 ml / m2; plus hourly top-up of 60 - 100 ml with TechNova's thermal plate replenisher (depending on processor, tank capacity and usage)
Run-length
:
50K impressions with UV ink and 300K impressions with ordinary ink depending on press, ink and paper conditions.
Safe Light
:
Unpack it under yellow light. (Avoid daylight)
Packaging
:
Available in all standard sizes formats.
Recommended Processing Chemistry
Developer
:
StarPlus Universal Developer (@ 23oC/23 sec)
Replenisher
:
StarPlus Universal Replenisher
Finishing
:
RC 795 / Unifin
Deletion
:
Elite Deletion Fluid / Elite Deletion Pen
Baking
:
RC 510 Baking Solution
Storage after Processing
:
Unifin Finishing Solution for storage up to 7 days; NovaKeepGum for storage up to 3 months
Recommended Pressroom Chemistry
Plate Cleaner
:
InstaKleen UV (for UV inks); InstaKleen CtP (for conventional inks)
Fountain Solution
:
AkronGold, TotalCare Range & CrownJewel Range
Press Wash
:
HMK Wash 1, Artemas Wash 60, AmberWash WM & NovaWash Premium
PressCare
:
DeepKleen Shampoo, CalKleen, LubriKleen, GlazeKleen, GlazeKleen Aqua, Blanket Vitaliser, Blanket Refresh, CylKleen
Storage & Handling
Storage & Handling
:
Plates should be kept in dry and cool place; 15oC-27oC and 25%-60% RH.
Recommended plateroom conditions
:
Operating temperatures 23oC (±2oC); 40% to 70% RH. Unpack under daylight or yellow light. Avoid direct sunlight.
Shelf-life
:
Shelf-life of the plate is 12 months. (from date of manufacturing)