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    What plates should I recommend to my bosses?

    What plates should I recommend to my bosses? Kodak, Fuji, or Agfa. We currently have Kodak, but they are upset with Kodak. Thanks.

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    fuji is best

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    Cool That Totally Depends

    That depends on many factors and a universally valid answer cannot be given.

    What might be THE key figure may be the price per sqm (plus chemistry).

    First of all, which type of plate do you need, thermal, thermal processless, violet, UV-sensitive...?

    Next question is, where in the world are you located? What kind of work are you doing (200lpi can be done with any plate, but e.g. Staccato-10 has different requirements).

    Then, another key question is the supply chain: How many different sizes do you need, do you prefer the consumables to be delivered by the retailer of your choice who has a profound knowledge of your special needs or would you prefer to buy larger amounts at one time directly from the manufacturer?

    Which are your support needs: Are you making the plates for your own printing dept, or are you a CTP provider having lots of customers each one with their own "mental state"?

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    i am running a prepress company, any technology any use Fuji is the best,even if is little expensive.I have tried all brands.

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    I tried several kinds of plates, my selection AGFA Energy Elite, no difference from batch to batch, almost no difference from the manufacturer.

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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by print2011 View Post
    my selection AGFA Energy Elite
    @ print2011: We are (still) running the same stuff, too. Are you willing you point out whether and when you will change over to EE Pro (which is a lot more efficient regarding laser power but which which we had some serious problems in the past)?

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    i use thermal plate fuji ple from 4 year and i've not problem. First of fuji, i've used AGFA LT plate, very strong plate, but my Topsetter had problem with diode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeuler View Post
    @ print2011: We are (still) running the same stuff, too. Are you willing you point out whether and when you will change over to EE Pro (which is a lot more efficient regarding laser power but which which we had some serious problems in the past)?
    Together I tested FUJI LM-PYE. The plates are very high quality. Very good balance gets paint-water. Thought to use as a basic.

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    Fuji LH-PJE/PLE.
    you can do:
    - Stochastic screening up to 10micron;
    - Very low consumption of develop;
    - You can make 10000 plates with a charge of develop (you use about 240 liter of FCT-13);
    - Excellent balance ink/water and high quality!!!
    - Behave with scratch........Very fragile....

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