Avalon 8-up series

From entry-level platesetters to high-end computer-to-plate (CtP) engines – the Avalon 8-up series of thermal platesetters for commercial printing has a best-in-class solution in store for every need.

Avalon 8-up series

Overview

Affordable excellence that will help your commercial printing business thrive – that’s the promise of Avalon 8-up platesetters. With their reputation for solid dependability, these CtP engines prove themselves in terms of quality, consistency and productivity, and they’re sustainable to boot.

The Avalon 8-up series features entry-level engines (B8-24S, B8-24XT, N8-20Sc, N824S/Sr) as well as high-performance platesetters (N8-90E, N8-90S, N8-90XT). Simply select the engine that suits your needs in terms of throughput speed (from 22 to 70 pph), features and scalability, and start boosting your business. 

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Key Benefits

  • Consistent performance and output quality up to 340 lpi Sublima  
  • Throughput speed of up to 70 pph, depending on your model and plate
  • Multiple automation options, such as a single, multi-cassette or pallet loader
  • Integration with Agfa Graphics’ Apogee prepress workflow solution

Features

Proven technology

While Avalon 8-up entry-level platesetters feature fiber-coupled laser technology to guarantee superior quality, the high-end engines are equipped with Grating Light Valve (GLV) imaging technology, featuring both the GLV itself and a solid-state laser diode bar. The result? A large number of beams, ensuring exceptional imaging speed and a low drum rotation velocity.

Industry-leading productivity 

One of Agfa Graphics’ star performers, Avalon addresses the needs of large, medium and small-volume printers. Combine the Avalon N8-90XT and the Energy Elite Eco printing plate to reach an exceptional throughput speed of 70 pph. Most of the Avalon platesetters are also upgradable, and evolve with you as your business grows.

Automation – Make your choice

All entry-level engines feature manual loading, but they can be combined with a single or multi-cassette autoloader for increased automation and productivity. In the case of the Avalon B8, autoloading comes in the shape of a ‘Job Level Automation’ unit.

For the high-end Avalon N8-90 engine, there’s an advanced option: the Expert Loader

Expert Loader

Going all out on productivity? Achieve a sustainable competitive advantage with Agfa Graphics’ Expert Loader – a compact 8-up pallet loader for full prepress automation, which can be added to the Avalon N8-90. It comes in two models: the Expert Loader Fix and the upgradable Expert Loader Var.
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Perfectly upgradable

The Avalon 8-up can be upgraded to meet your expanding production requirements. Using the same base engine, you can upgrade from an entry-level manual machine to a high-productivity, fully automated model by simply adding modules.

Sublime imaging quality

Avalon 8-up engines yield consistent, first-rate imaging quality of up to 340 lpi Sublima, depending on your model. Even entry-level platesetters outdo the competition in imaging resolution (up to 280 lpi Sublima), guaranteeing Avalon’s trademark excellence. 

Technical Specs

Model B8-24 S
Imaging technology 64-channel fiber-coupled
Laser type 830 nm thermal laser diodes
Recording system External drum
Press punch n/a
Resolution
1200 dpi n/a
2400 dpi yes
2540 dpi n/a
4000 dpi n/a
4800 dpi n/a
Throughput
Throughput pph, 1030 x 800 mm, 2400dpi Energy Elite Eco 23
Plate loading & unloading configuration
Manual loading yes
Semi-manual loading yes
Automatic (autoloader) n/a
Pallet loader n/a
Manual unloading yes
In line unloading yes
Plate characteristics
Min. plate size (around drum x along drum) 450 mm x 370 mm (17.7" x 14.6")
Max. plate size (along drum x around drum) 1060 mm x 830 mm (41.7" x 32.7") 
Thickness 0.15 mm-0.3 mm (6-12 mil)
Max. exposure size (along drum x around drum) 1060 mm x 806 mm (41.7" x 31.7") (grip 12/12 mm)
1060 mm x 810 mm (41.7" x 31.9") (grip 8/12 mm)
Dimensions
Weight 945 kg (2083 lb)
Size (w x d x h) 2500 mm x 1820 mm x 1453 mm (98.4” x 71.7” x 57.2”)
Environment (CtP and autoloader)
Temperature range Recommended: 18-26 °C
Humidity range 40-70 % RH (no condensation)
Power Single-phase 200-240V,  30A
Model B8-24 XT
Imaging technology 96-channel fiber-coupled
Laser type 830 nm thermal laser diodes
Recording system External drum
Press punch n/a
Resolution
1200 dpi n/a
2400 dpi yes
2540 dpi n/a
4000 dpi n/a
4800 dpi n/a
Throughput
Throughput pph, 1030 x 800 mm, 2400dpi Energy Elite Eco 30
Plate loading & unloading configuration
Manual loading yes
Semi-manual loading yes
Automatic (autoloader) n/a
Pallet loader n/a
Manual unloading yes
In line unloading yes
Plate characteristics
Min. plate size (along drum x around drum) 450 mm x 370 mm (17.7" x 14.6")
Max. plate size (along drum x around drum) 1060 mm x 830 mm (41.7" x 32.7") 
Thickness 0.15 mm-0.3 mm (6-12 mil)
Max. exposure size (along drum x around drum) 1060 mm x 806 mm (41.7" x 31.7") (grip 12/12 mm)
1060 mm x 810 mm (41.7" x 31.9") (grip 8/12 mm)
Dimensions
Weight 945 kg (2083 lb)
Size (w x d x h) 2500 mm x 1820 mm x 1453 mm (98.4” x 71.7” x 57.2”)
Environment (CtP and autoloader)
Temperature range Recommended: 18-26 °C
Humidity range 40-70 % RH (no condensation)
Power Single-phase 200-240V,  30A
Model N8-20 Sc
Imaging technology 64-channel fiber-coupled
Laser type 830 nm thermal laser diodes
Recording system External drum
Press punch optional, max 4 sets
Resolution
1200 dpi yes
2400 dpi yes
2540 dpi yes
4000 dpi n/a
4800 dpi n/a
Throughput
Throughput pph, 1030 x 800 mm, 2400dpi Energy Elite Eco 22
Plate loading & unloading configuration
Manual loading yes
Semi-manual loading n/a
Automatic (autoloader) yes
Pallet loader n/a
Manual unloading yes
In line unloading yes
Plate characteristics
Min. plate size (along drum x around drum)

304 mm x 370 mm (11.9” x 14.6”) *

*plate widths between 570 mm and 624 mmm are not supported

plate width less than 450 mm limits the productivity - drum rotation limits up to 600 rpm

Max. plate size (along drum x around drum)

1150 mm x 940 mm (45.3" x 37.0") 

Thickness 0.15 mm-0.3 mm (6-12 mil, options for 0.4 mm support available)
Max. exposure size (along drum x around drum) 1150 mm x 916 mm (45.3'' x 36.1'') (grip 12/12 mm) 1150 mm x 920 mm  (45.3'' x 36.2'') (grip 8/12 mm)
Dimensions
Weight 1150 kg (2530 lb)
Size (w x d x h) 2440 x 1295 x 1302 mm (96.1 x 51.0 x 51.3”)
Environment (CtP and autoloader)
Temperature range Recommended: 18-26 °C
Humidity range 40-70 % RH (no condensation)
Power Single-phase 200-240V,  30A
Model N8-24 S
Imaging technology 64-channel fiber-coupled
Laser type 830 nm thermal laser diodes
Recording system External drum
Press punch optional, max 4 sets
Resolution
1200 dpi yes
2400 dpi yes
2540 dpi yes
4000 dpi n/a
4800 dpi n/a
Throughput
Throughput pph, 1030 x 800 mm, 2400dpi Energy Elite Eco 23
Plate loading & unloading configuration
Manual loading yes
Semi-manual loading n/a
Automatic (autoloader) yes
Pallet loader n/a
Manual unloading yes
In line unloading yes
Plate characteristics
Min. plate size (along drum x around drum) 304 mm x 370 mm (11.9” x 14.6”)
Max. plate size (along drum x around drum) 1160 mm x 940 mm (45.6" x 37.0") 
Thickness 0.15 mm-0.3 mm (6-12 mil, options for 0.4 mm support available)
Max. exposure size (along drum x around drum) 1160 mm x 916 mm (grip 12/12 mm) (45.7'' x 36.1'')  1160 mm x 920 mm  (45.7'' x 36.2'')  (grip 8/12 mm)
Dimensions
Weight 1150 kg (2530 lb)
Size (w x d x h) 2446 x 1295 x 1390 mm (96.3 x 51.0 x 54.7”)
Environment (CtP and autoloader)
Temperature range Recommended: 18-26 °C
Humidity range 40-70 % RH (no condensation)
Power Single-phase 220-240V, 32A
Model N8-24 Sr
Imaging technology 64-channel fiber-coupled
Laser type 830 nm thermal laser diodes
Recording system External drum
Press punch optional, max 4 sets
Resolution
1200 dpi yes
2400 dpi yes
2540 dpi yes
4000 dpi yes
4800 dpi n/a
Throughput
Throughput pph, 1030 x 800 mm, 2400dpi Energy Elite Eco 23
Plate loading & unloading configuration
Manual loading yes
Semi-manual loading n/a
Automatic (autoloader) yes
Pallet loader n/a
Manual unloading yes
In line unloading yes
Plate characteristics
Min. plate size (along drum x around drum) 304 mm x 370 mm (11.9” x 14.6”) 
Max. plate size (along drum x around drum) 1160 mm x 940 mm (45.6" x 37.0")
Thickness 0.15 mm-0.3 mm (6-12 mil, options for 0.4 mm support available)

Max. exposure size (along drum x around drum)
1160 mm x 916 mm (grip 12/12 mm) (45.7'' x 36.1'')  1160 mm x 920 mm  (45.7'' x 36.2'')  (grip 8/12 mm)
Dimensions
Weight 1150 kg (2530 lb)
Size (w x d x h) 2446 x 1295 x 1390 mm (96.3 x 51.0 x 54.7”)
Environment (CtP and autoloader)
Temperature range Recommended: 18-26 °C
Humidity range 40-70 % RH (no condensation)
Power Single-phase 220-240V, 32A
Model N8-90 E
Imaging technology GLV 512 beams
Laser type 830 nm thermal laser diodes
Recording system External drum
Press punch optional, max 6 sets
Resolution
1200 dpi yes
2400 dpi yes
2540 dpi yes
4000 dpi yes
4800 dpi yes
Throughput
Throughput pph, 1030 x 800 mm, 2400dpi Energy Elite Eco 36
Plate loading & unloading configuration
Manual loading yes
Semi-manual loading n/a
Automatic (autoloader) yes
Pallet loader yes
Manual unloading yes
In line unloading yes
Plate characteristics
Min. plate size (along drum x around drum)
304 mm x 293 mm (11.9" x 11.5")
Max. plate size (along drum x around drum) 1165 mm x 938 mm (45.9" x 36.9")
Thickness 0.15 mm-0.3 mm (6-12 mil, options for 0.4 mm support available)
Max. exposure size (along drum x around drum) 1165 mm x 938 mm (45.9” x 36.9”) (grip 6/6mm)
Dimensions
Weight 1115kg (2453lb)
Size (w x d x h)  2640 mm x 1475 mm x 1394 mm (103.9" x 58.1" x 54.9")
Environment (CtP and autoloader)
Temperature range Recommended: 18-26 °C
Humidity range 40-70 % RH (no condensation)
Power Single-phase 200-240V,  30A
304 mm x 293 mm (11.9" x 11.5") 
304 mm x 293 mm (11.9" x 11.5") 
Model N8-90 S
Imaging technology GLV 512 beams
Laser type 830 nm thermal laser diodes
Recording system External drum
Press punch optional, max 6 sets
Resolution
1200 dpi yes
2400 dpi yes
2540 dpi yes
4000 dpi yes
4800 dpi yes
Throughput
Throughput pph, 1030 x 800 mm, 2400dpi Energy Elite Eco 48
Plate loading & unloading configuration
Manual loading yes
Semi-manual loading n/a
Automatic (autoloader) yes
Pallet loader yes
Manual unloading yes
In line unloading yes
Plate characteristics
Min. plate size (along drum x around drum) 304 mm x 293 mm (11.9" x 11.5")
Max. plate size (along drum x around drum) 1165 mm x 938 mm (45.9" x 36.9")
Thickness 0.15 mm-0.3 mm (6-12 mil, options for 0.4 mm support available)
Max. exposure size (along drum x around drum) 1165 mm x 938 mm (45.9” x 36.9”) (grip 6/6mm)
Dimensions
Weight 1115kg (2453lb)
Size (w x d x h)  2640 mm x 1475 mm x 1394 mm (103.9" x 58.1" x 54.9")
Environment (CtP and autoloader)
Temperature range Recommended: 18-26 °C
Humidity range 40-70 % RH (no condensation)
Power Single-phase 200-240V,  30A
1165 mm x 938 mm (45.9" x 36.9") 
Model N8-90 XT
Imaging technology GLV 1024 beams
Laser type 830 nm thermal laser diodes
Recording system External drum
Press punch optional, max 6 sets
Resolution
1200 dpi yes
2400 dpi yes
2540 dpi yes
4000 dpi n/a
4800 dpi n/a
Throughput
Throughput pph, 1030 x 800 mm, 2400dpi Energy Elite Eco 70
Plate loading & unloading configuration
Manual loading yes
Semi-manual loading n/a
Automatic (autoloader) yes
Pallet loader yes
Manual unloading yes
In line unloading yes
Plate characteristics
Min. plate size (along drum x around drum) 304 mm x 293 mm (11.9" x 11.5")
Max. plate size (along drum x around drum) 1165 mm x 938 mm (45.9" x 36.9")
Thickness 0.15 mm-0.3 mm (6-12 mil, options for 0.4 mm support available)
Max. exposure size (along drum x around drum) 1165 mm x 938 mm (45.9” x 36.9”) (grip 6/6mm)
Dimensions
Weight 1115kg (2453lb)
SizeSize (w x d x h)  2640 mm x 1475 mm x 1394 mm (103.9" x 58.1" x 54.9")
Environment (CtP and autoloader)
Temperature range Recommended: 18-26 °C
Humidity range 40-70 % RH (no condensation)
Power Single-phase 200-240V,  30A
304 mm x 293 mm (11.9" x 11.5")
1165 mm x 938 mm (45.9" x 36.9") 

Plate Loading Automation

  Job Level Automation (for B8-24 S & B8-24 XT)
Plate capacity 50 plates (0.15 mm - 0.3 mm)
Number of cassettes 1
Min./max. plate size 450 mm x 370 mm (17.7" x 14.6") / 1060 mm x 830 mm (41.7" x 32.7")
Weight 235 kg (518 lb)

Size (w x d x h)

(* open hood) 

1710 mm x 1680 mm x 2380 mm (67.3" x 66.1" x 93.7")
  N8 AL S (for N8-20 Sc, N8-24 S & N8-24 Sr)
Plate capacity 100 plates (0.15 mm - 0.3 mm)
75 plates (0.4 mm)
Number of cassettes 1
Min./max. plate size 1160 mm x 940 mm (45.6" x 37.0") /304 mm x 370 mm (11.9" x 14.6") 
Weight 600 kg (1323 lb)

Size (w x d x h)

(* open hood) 

1827 mm x 2351 mm x 1530 mm (71.9" x 92.6" x 60.2")
  N8-AL M (for N8-90 E, N8-90 S & N8-90 XT)
Plate capacity 100 plates (0.15 mm - 0.3 mm)
75 plates (0.4 mm)
Number of cassettes 3 (upgrade to 5)
Min./max. plate size 1160 mm x 940 mm (45.6" x 37.0") /304 mm x 370 mm (11.9" x 14.6") 
Weight  1250 kg (2750 lb)

Size (w x d x h)

(* open hood) 

3213 mm x 1806 mm x 1280 mm (126.5" x 71.1" x 50.4")
  Expert Loader (for N8-90 E, N8-90 S & N8-90 XT)
Plate capacity Pallet: 1200 plates (0.3 mm - 0.4 mm)
Cassette: 100 plates (0.15 mm - 0.4 mm)
Number of cassettes 1 or 2
Min./max. plate size 740 mm x 605 mm (29.1" x 23.8") (500 mm x 400 mm (19.7" x 15.7")*) / 1165 mm x 950 mm (45.9" x 37.4")
*cassette 
Weight 750 kg (1654 lb)

Size (w x d x h)

(* open hood) 

2930 mm x 1850 mm x 1550 mm (* 2395 mm) (115.4" x 72.8" x 61.0"

(* 94.3"))

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