ECO-PRO DOP Plates - .008
THE BEST BALANCED THERMAL DIRECT ON PRESS PLATE
Performance + Versatility + Value
Web up to 200,000 Impressions
Sheetfed up to 100,000 Impressions
UV Ink up to 50,000 Impressions
FAQ'sWhat are the light and humidity requirements?
ECO-PRO DOP has sensitivity to UV light, high temperatures & high humidity. The plates can be handled in yellow safelight (e.g. Filter G10) for up to 12 hours and white light for up to 2 hours @ 400 lux or 1 hour at 800 lux. Plates & open packs should be kept under 77 degrees F & humidity below 60%.
What is the Energy Requirement?
120mj/cm2 is recommended. The range is 110mj/cm2 to 145mj/cm2.
Does the plate ablate? The plate does not ablate on any device at least in-part because of its protective overcoat.
How does the plate dampen? The dampening rollers are engaged for several revolutions (normal damp settings should be used). This softens & swells the non-image areas of the plate. If the press does not allow pre-dampening the ink rollers can be engaged immediately although this will increase the amount of make ready sheets. ECO-PRO DOP may need less water than some competitor plates.
How does the plate develop? The ink rollers are engaged, & the paper feed started, when the paper reaches the blanket, the fount & ink have removes the unexposed coating from the plate & onto the blanket. The paper used for make-ready sheets carries away the coating. The density of the image builds quickly in the same way as conventionally processed plates. The make-ready for Eco-PRO DOP and processed plates is similar.
What happens to the coating that is removed in processing? Processing results in the coating being carried away with the first few sheets of paper.
How long after exposure can the plate be used? The plate can be used for one week after exposure provided it is protected from light.
How does the visible image appear? The plate darkens after exposure. The change in color is visible to the naked eye & permits identification of job & press cylinder for the plate. 16pt type is suggested for plate information.
How do you read the exposed plate for linearization? Initial linearization can be measured on the exposed plate by using a dye enhancer. Final linearization should be measured on a printed sheet.
Can the plate be imaged in a GLV device? Unlike some DOP plates, the ECO-PRO DOP plate has been used successfully in GLV devices.
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