SCREEN Graphic Solutions Co., Ltd. (SCREEN GA) will soon launch its new PlateRite HD 8900N II series of 8-page thermal CtP systems. The lineup includes the latest models for SCREEN GA’s PlateRite HD 8900N series, a highly successful range that delivers throughput of 70 plates per hour.
In response to these industry trends, SCREEN GA plans
to transition from its PlateRite HD 8900N series, originally
launched in May 2016, to its new PlateRite HD 8900N II
replacement lineup, due for release in the near future. Like the
current series, the new range will include E, S and Z models,
with each targeting specific needs.
The high-end Z model, featuring a 1,024 channel
imaging head, is capable of outputting 70 plates per hour,
while the E and S models, each with 512 channels, can process
36 and 48 plates per hour, respectively. The imaging head of
each model uses GLVTM optical technology to produce more
uniform distribution of illumination, ensuring higher quality.
Its high-precision auto-focus mechanism also enables output of
SCREEN’s proprietary Spekta 2 screening and Randot X FM
All models are able to handle a wide variety of plate
sizes, ranging from 304 x 305 mm up to 1,165 x 950 mm. As
with the current series, each model can also be combined with
both MA-L8900 and SA-L8900 autoloaders,1 enabling plate
supply to be fully automated. In addition, when they are linked
with AT-M8001N units2 on the discharge side, plates can now
be output in up to five different directions. This extended
control further improves both automation and efficiency.
The new series has also been specifically designed for
enhanced environmental friendliness. With the Z model, for
example, power consumption during operation has been
reduced by up to 43% per plate. It is also equipped with a new
energy saving mode that can cut power use by 90% while the
system is idle.
As a leading manufacturer of CtP systems, SCREEN
GA’s upcoming launch of its new PlateRite HD 8900N II
series is expected to make a major contribution to the
continuing growth of the printing industry.