Kodak Sonora XP Plates

You Are Now Free to Be the Printer You Want to Be

  • Free from chemistry
  • Free from processing costs and variability
  • Free to be more profitable and sustainable


KODAK SONORA XP Process Free Plates deliver the print capabilities and productivity of mainstream plates, without the processing and chemistry . . . so you can be competitive, save money, and reduce environmental impact, all at the same time with no compromises.


Achieve Mainstream Print Capabilities

  • Impressive quality (1-99% @ 200 lpi)
  • Strong print performance including 200,000 run length capability for web presses
  • Full range of gauges including 0.40 mm and VLF size capability


Reduce Your Operational Costs and Environmental Impact

  • Remove all chemistry, water, equipment, energy, and waste related to the processing or clean out step
  • Free prepress from time spent rebatching, cleaning, and maintaining processors or clean out units


Gain Operational Efficiencies

  • Achieve better process control by eliminating all processing variables
  • Improve your productivity with fast imaging capability
  • Streamline plate making by removing processors


Increase the Value of Your Print

  • Differentiate the quality of your printwork with FM 20 stochastic capability
  • Increase your environmental credentials both in prepress and in the pressroom
  • Print with types of jobs that define "green" or "sustainable" print, including recycled stocks and IPA free founts


With mainstream productivity, quality, and run length capability, the only things you have to lose with SONORA XP Plates are your processor and chemistry.

SONORA XP Plates are currently only available in the Europe, Africa and Middle East Regions. For more information on availability in your region, please contact your Kodak sales representative.




  Plate Non-ablative, thermal negative-working (write-the-image) plate incorporating Kodak's press ready technology
  Application High-quality short- to medium-run sheetfed, heatset web, offset packaging (non UV) and short-run UV applications
  Spectral sensitivity 800 – 850 nm
  Laser energy required

150 mJ/cm2 with KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology Devices
150 - 210 mJ/cm2 dependent on imager type, configuration and resolution


1% to 99% @ 200 lpi
Dependent upon capability of imaging device.

  FM capability

20-micron stochastic
Dependent upon imaging device capabilities, print applications and screening algorithms. For optimum FM performance, Kodak recommends KODAK STACCATO Screening on KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology Devices.

Run length Up to 200,000 impressions with heatset/coldset web presses
Up to 100,000 impressions with sheetfed presses
Up to 50,000 impressions for offset packaging applications
Up to 10,000 impressions for UV
Dependent upon image resolution, press, press chemistry, ink and paper conditions.

The plate can be handled before and after imaging safely for:
up to 1 hour under white light
up to 8 hours under C20 - UV Cut
up to 24 hours under G-10 yellow light
Safelight limits @ 800 Lux