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    How to get max. printing impressions with Thermal Plate

    Hi,
    I noticed that plate wash is very important to get max. printing impressions from thernal plate, beside this there are other factors too, BUT many customers in CTP environment using different plates and very concern on how to get max. printing impressions from plate.

    I would appreciate if anyone can share more on this..

    regards

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    Maximizing run length of Thermal CTP plates

    The old solution is still working great: BAKING THE PLATES.

    Baking makes the image area so tough, even correction fluid (or pen) will not remove it.

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    Baking the plates is a way to go if you have the equipment to do it or if you are willing to make the investment. Otherwise, using quality plates sometimes gives you four times more copies per plate. Like we use Kodak and cheaper Chinese plates. Kodak lasts almost 150k, while Chinese plates only last 30-40k.

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    Quote Originally Posted by colorint View Post
    Like we use Kodak and cheaper Chinese plates. Kodak lasts almost 150k, while Chinese plates only last 30-40k.
    Agfa Energy Elite, made in PRC - 100-120k

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    How to get max. printing impressions with Thermal Plate

    Kodak Plates now manufactured in China for asia, OK BUT not good enough to claim what Kodak say 150K without bake, few chinese manufacturer are also good as Kodak, unfortunately they donot have constant in production.

    my point is beside plate manufacturer quality issues, what other factors effect on thermal plate to have max. no. of impressions on printing press, I noticed most import factor is plate wash in processor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rizwankhan View Post
    I noticed most import factor is plate wash in processor.
    Сertified developer for plates, clear water (pressure > 2 atm), good GUM. Nothing more.

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    Chose plates

    I'm using Energy elite. Holds 200 000 impresions.

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    oven baking

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