Midas TST
Thermal Positive Long run bakeable plate
Product Description & Application
Midas TST plates are bright blue, robust plates offering significant improvement over ThermoStar Plus. The blue colour gives an excellent image contrast and its robustness offers higher scuff & scratch resistance.

It seamlessly integrates with the world's leading thermal computer-to-plate systems including compatibility with TechNova's processing chemistry and brings the convenience of office light operation. Specially designed for commercial printing applications, Midas TST 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.
Excellent Image contrast.
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 Specifications
Plate Type
:
Thermally exposed laser plate for sheetfed offset
Coating
:
Infrared sensitive, positive acting
Gauge
:
0.28 mm
Spectral Sensitivity
:
830 nm
Exposure Energy
:
120 - 150 mJ/cm2
Resolution
:
1 - 99 % dot resolution at 250 lpi
Image Colour
:
Blue
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 Ink, Paper and Press conditions
Room Illumination
:
Office light (Avoid daylight & direct sunlight on plate)
Recommended Processing Chemistry
Machine Processing
:
StarPlus Universal Developer
Processor Replenishment
:
StarPlus Universal Replenisher
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
:
10oC - 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 plate room
:
Operating temperatures 23oC (±2oC); 40% to 70% RH. conditions
Shelf-life
:
Shelf-life of the plate is 12 months (from date of manufacturing) under recommended storage conditions.