A robust pre-heat-free, chem-free printing plate with outstanding performance for demanding commercial printing applications – based on patented ThermoLink technology.



Expect supreme image quality, productivity and versatility with a minimal ecological footprint– discover Adamas, Agfa Graphics’ robust pre-heat-free, chem-free photopolymer printing plate.

Unique in its class, Adamas combines an image quality of 240 lpi Sublima, a run length of up to 350,000 revolutions with predictable, low dot gain and compatibility with most thermal platesetters on the market, as well as the Adamas clean-out unit.

A versatile diamond in the rough, this plate covers a wide range of applications in commercial printing (e.g. web and sheetfed printing, including conventional UV, and low-power UV inks).

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Key Benefits

  • Patented ThermoLink technology provides robustness, high image quality and optimal press performance.
  • Run lengths of up to 350,000 copies (30,000 copies with UV inks)
  • Designed to cover an extensive range of demanding applications
  • Daylight safety with an imaging resolution of up to 240 lpi Sublima
  • Compatible with most thermal platesetters on the market
  • No ablation control required
  • High-sensitive, high-contrast, chem-free printing plate


Razor-sharp results

Adamas provides photorealistic image quality up to 240 lpi Sublima screening, depending on your platesetter type. Its protective overcoat prevents oxidation and eliminates ablation, guaranteeing durability and low maintenance.

Productivity made simple

A highly-sensitive printing plate, Adamas is designed to handle print runs of up to 350,000 copies. It combines fast, accurate and wide-latitude plate exposure with simple processing and robustness.

Robust and durable 

Adamas allows for conventional and low-power UV printing (with a run length of up to 30,000 revolutions) and can handle even abrasive substrates like boards. Its highlight dots are tough enough to offer a high-quality press performance even on the longest press runs.

Optimal convenience

While Adamas’ scratch-resistant surface allows for easy handling, its strong image contrast supports simple visual inspection and quality control, ensuring plates are mounted on press correctly and costly mistakes are prevented.

ECO³ innovation

Adamas is a prime example of our ECO³ philosophy, needing very few concentrated chemicals – especially when combined with the Adamas COU clean-out series. The result? Decreased waste production, less disposal costs and a safer work environment.

Patented ThermoLink technology

As a cutting-edge photopolymer plate, Adamas is based on Agfa Graphics’ patented ThermoLink technology. Thanks to the ThermoLink technology, the plate compounds are cross-linked without pre-heating, resulting in robustness, high image quality and optimal press performance. This swift polymerization proces also ensures a predictable, low dot gain, making Adamas similar to a linear plate. 


Thanks to its robustness, Adamas covers a wide range of demanding print applications – from heatset to commercial sheetfed UV printing.

  • Heatset applications: magazines, catalogs, books, flyers etc.
  • Sheetfed applications: compatible with conventional and low-power curing UV inks




Agfa is committed to sustainable innovation that focuses on ecology, economy, and extra convenience—or ECO³. Our hardware, software and consumables make your prepress and printing operations cleaner, more cost-effective and easier to operate and maintain. The ultimate goal? More value for your entire printing business!

Technical Specs

Plate characteristics


Chemistry-free ThermoLink technology


High-quality grained and anodized aluminum

Spectral sensitivity

830 nm thermal


90 mJ/cm²

Platesetter compatibility

Accredited for most common 830 nm external drum platesetters

Image contrast

Excellent. The plates can be measured with all available densitometers and plate readers.

Plate sizes

Length: 289-1500 mm

Width: 400-2100 mm


0.15-0.40 mm (0.006-0.016”)


AM 240 lpi


Web, sheetfed UV and low-power UV inks

Run length

Up to 350,000

Up to 30,000 in UV

Cleaning out



Clean-out gum

Adamas gum

Replenishment rate

67 ml/m² and 67 ml/h (ready-to-use)

Bath life

3,000 m²



Clean-out unit

Adamas 85 COU & Adamas 125 COU


Light conditions


Room conditions (T, RH)

18-24 °C (64-75 °F), < 70% RH

Storage conditions

Below 32 °C (90 °F), <70% RH


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