Kodak Sonora X Process Free Plates
SONORA X Process Free Plates bring the environmental and cost benefits of process free plate making to more printers than ever before. With run lengths, imaging speeds, resolutions, and handling capabilities that match most unbaked processed plates, Kodak estimates that SONORA X Plates can be used by up to 80% of offset printers.
SONORA Plates can be used to print:
Offset packaging and labels
UV and low-energy UV print
Heatset web applications
Newspapers (high-volume & automated)
Long-run commercial print
Our goal is to make process free possible for all printers.
With the new technology developed for Kodak’s latest SONORA Plates, our plate scientists have come very close to that goal, expanding the capabilities of SONORA Plates to meet the performance needs of most offset printing applications.
Long Run Lengths
Sonora X plates can replace unbaked wet processed plates in most applications, with run lengths up to;
- 400,000 impressions with heatset / commercial cold press
- 200,000 impressions with sheetfed press
- 100,000 impressions for offset packaging (non-UV ink)
- 60,000 impressions for UV-ink applications
Productivity and print quality
With laser energy required of 120 mJ/cm2, SONORA X Plates let printers get the maximum throughput from nearly all platesetters, and with no processing step, making plates is faster than ever.
Your customers will appreciate that you are using a more sustainable plate, and they will love the print quality they’re getting, thanks to the high resolution capabilities of SONORA X Plates.
Non-ablative, thermal, negative-working (write-the-image) plate incorporating Kodak’s press ready technology
High quality, medium to long run plate for sheetfed, packaging, web and all UV print applications
800 – 850 nm
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120 mJ/cm2 on KODAK Platesetters with KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology
1% to 99% @ 200 lpi
Dependent upon image resolution, press, press chemistry, ink and paper conditions.
The plate can be handled before and after imaging safely for: