Flexo CtP Series - page 3

High Quality
Easy Operation
Consistent plate quality
The PlateRite FX Series eliminate many of the problems
associated with platemaking using film, including image
unevenness, problems caused by dust, and UV scattering. They
also eliminate the many problems inherent in going from film to
plate, such as misalignment of the film during platemaking and
registration errors arising from stretching of the film. This helps
ensure consistent plate quality and reduces the waste inherent in
repeating plate output due to errors.
Proven technology
The light source used by the PlateRite FX units, a
multi-channel laser diode, is the same type of laser as those
used in Screen’s traditional offset CTP recorders. This proven,
reliable, high-powered laser images the black mask layer of resin
plates. In addition to enabling sharp imaging, the PlateRite FX
units’ light source is both long-lived and inexpensive to operate.
Superior reproduction of fine lines and white
knockout text
With CtP plates, scattering of the UV light during plate
imaging is eliminated, so sharp relief patterns can be created.
This ensures superior reproduction of fine lines and white
knockout text.
PlateRite FX870II
Loading plates onto the drum is simple. The operator simply
uses clamps to fix the leading edge of the resin plate in place
and then attaches the trailing edge with tape. Leading edge
clamps, paired with the design of the suction gutters on the face
of the drum, make it possible for the PlateRite FX870II to handle
a variety of plates ranging from a minimum of 100 x 100 mm
(4.0” x 4.0”) to a maximum of 762 × 870 mm (30.0” × 34.2”).
This makes the PlateRite FX870II perfect for producing the A3
and A4 size plates that are standard in the label industry, while
also providing the flexibility to produce larger, A1 size plates.
High-quality plate output
Unlike traditional printing plates, CtP plates can include
both highlight relief patterns and shadow cutouts, which
ensures that the minimum and maximum halftone dot sizes are
reproduced accurately.
This dramatically
increases quality from
the highlights to the
shadows, across a wide
range of image densities.
4,800 dpi resolution for high-quality output
The PlateRite FX Series offer a maximum output resolution
of 4,800 dpi. This high resolution significantly reduces the
incidence of problems common in low-resolution output, such as
jaggies in diagonal lines and curves, and dramatically improves
the repeatability of fine line reproduction. 4,800 dpi output also
delivers smooth gradations, and almost completely eliminates
unevenness, even in the highlight areas.
PlateRite FX1524 / PlateRite FX1200
Leading and trailing edge clamps save the operator time
and trouble when H1,067 mm (42.0” ) plates are used. The
PlateRite FX1524 and FX1200 features a button operated loading
mechanism, which loads plates reliably. Manual plate loading is
also available, and the operator can choose the optimal plate
loading procedure depending on the size of plate being used.
Note: The minimum supported plate size is 200 x 100 mm (7.9” x 4.0”).
Enlarged view of a 1% relief pattern at 175 lpi
4,800 dpi
2,400 dpi
Enlargement of the
1-point characters
1,2 4,5,6
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