:N94-VCF is Agfa's next-generation violet chemistry-free plate, designed specifically for newspaper and coldset printers. Introduced in July 2011, this eco-friendly plate, based on Agfa's proven photopolymer chemistry-free plate technology, now offers run lengths up to 200,000, enabling mid-size and large newspapers to reap the environmental and cost savings benefits of chemistry-free processing. This plate combines image sharpness with robustness, to meet today's demanding production environments.
The :N94-VCF plate is compatible with all mainstream violet CtP units emitting at 30 mW or higher. Because it is a chemistry-free plate, there is no need for developer, removing one of the main variables affecting image consistency. The plate is cleaned out with a pH neutral gum. The unexposed image area is cleanly and completely removed.
:N94-VCF behaves on press just like other polymer violet plates, while simultaneously reducing costs and protecting the environment. It is available in a variety of sizes to support newspaper applications.
Chemistry-free plates offer a greener alternative to traditional plates and they substantially save operators money while increasing convenience and quality. In addition, newspapers and coldset printers who use :N94-VCF plates will find their processor energy costs reduced and the use of water eliminated.