:Energy Elite Pro is Agfa’s (Booth 1227) next-generation, thermal, no-bake plate designed for high-quality, longer-run commercial sheet fed and web offset applications. It is being introduced at GRAPH EXPO 2011 with first shipments date planned for the second half of 2012.
Based on Agfa’s original :Energy Elite, an aluminum, grained and anodized positive-working thermal plate, :Energy Elite Pro features a higher sensitivity ensuring high plate throughput for maximum productivity. It is compatible with all major 830nm thermal platesetters and thermal plate processors.
:Energy Elite Pro is more economical and ecological than its predecessor. Lower replenishment (50ml/sqm) and longer bath life (up to 75,000 sqft) reduce chemistry consumption and waste, and combined with low processor maintenance, improve economy and convenience.
A chemical-resistant second layer enables run lengths, up to 400,000 impressions and 100,000 impressions and higher with UV inks, depending on press conditions. Faster speeds maximize the imager’s productivity, resulting in more jobs per day and greater potential for profitability.
Combined with Agfa’s unique graining technology, :Energy Elite Pro is assured fast start-up, low dampening levels, stable ink water balance and excellent lithographic performance making it the definitive plate for many high-quality, long-run commercial applications without the need for baking.