Presstek (Booth 3200) is highlighting Aurora EXP, which combines the performance of grained anodized aluminum plates with the benefits of chemistry-free imaging for superior prepress and pressroom performance. Once imaged, the Aurora EXP plate requires only a simple water wash, and it is ready to print. No developing, baking or gumming is required. Aurora EXP reduces the total cost of CTP operation by eliminating chemicals and the associated steps and variables in the plating process. It is rated up to 50,000 impressions and can be imaged at a resolution of 1% to 99% at 200 lpi. Aurora EXP has a strong resistance to UV inks and solvents and can be used in both UV and conventional printing without any sacrifice in productivity and quality. The non-proprietary plates are compatible with a range of thermal platesetters, including Presstek, Scitex, Heidelberg, and Kodak. Aurora EXP non-ablative plates are well-suited for operations using 2-, 4-, and 8-page formats that want a chemistry-free operation without sacrificing quality and productivity.