CtP Thermal Plate
Product Description & Application
Kratos Thermal plates sets a new standard for high-quality thermal imaging. Specially designed for commercial printing applications, Kratos can achieve run-lengths of over 50,000 impressions without baking, and over 100,000 impressions with baking. Kratos 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.
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 Specifications
Plate Type
Thermally exposed laser plate for sheet-fed offset
Infrared sensitive, positive acting
0.15, 0.20, 0.25 & 0.30 mm
Spectral Sensitivity
830 nm
Exposure Energy
120 - 150 mJ/cm2
1 - 99% dot resolution at 250 lpi
Image Colour
Processing Type
Conventional wet processing using recommended positive plate Thermal developer
Processing Temp
24oC for 25-30 secs
Replenishment Rate
100 ml/m2 (depending on usage)
Up to 50,000 impressions without baking, 10,000+ with baking Actual run-length may vary according to Press, Ink and Paper conditions
Room Illumination
Office light (Avoid daylight & direct sunlight on plate)
Recommended Processing Chemistry
Machine Processing
StarPlus Universal Developer
Processor Replenishment
StarPlus Universal Replenisher
UniFin finishing gum
Thermotect baking Solution
Storage & Handling
Recommended conditions
Operating temperatures 23oC (±2oC); 40% to 70% RH
Shelf-life of the plate is 18 – 24 months (from date of manufacturing) under recommended storage conditions)
Storage & Handling
10oC - 25oC; 30% to 70% RH. If the storage temperature differs Significantly from plate-room temperature, the plates should be package and processing plates. Always open the package under recommended room illumination.