Agfa Graphics this spring is set to launch a new chemical-free plate line called Adamas. The company states Adamas will be the most durable chem-free plate available on the market, in terms of plate throughput and run length. Agfa states the plate system will require zero water and provide up to 75 percent less waste when compared to similar products.
Adamas leverages new Agfa-patented ThermoLink technology, which, according to the company, provides run lengths as long as 350,000 copies. Adamas can be used in a variety of print environments like sheetfed and cold-set to heatset printing. The plate is compatible with low-power curing UV inks.
“When we designed Adamas, we kept every need of the most advanced commercial printers in mind. The result shows innovation on all fronts – increased durability, enhanced performance and responses to the biggest market trends, such as low-power curing inks,” said Iris Bogunovic, Product Manager for Thermal Plates. “Adamas is a testament to our ECO3 sustainable innovation drivers, which bring ecology, economy and extra convenience to our customers. With Adamas, commercial printers enjoy every advantage of chem-free printing, combined with new technology, ThermoLink, that takes press performance and process efficiency to new heights.”
The highly sensitive plate Adamas was designed for use with Agfa Graphics’ dedicated Adamas clean-out units, which can be cleaned with pH-neutral clean-out solution and zero water.
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