Gums and Finishers

Protect your plates from oxidation using Agfa Graphics’ gums and finishers. Easy to use and quick to remove when the plate is on the press.

Gums & Finishers

Overview

With Agfa Graphics’ gums and finishers, your plates won’t oxidize or get damaged between development and press. Take your pick from an extensive range of gums and finishers, all easy to use and developed to be removed quickly and easily when the plate is on the press. Storage gums form a thin film on the plate and provide the necessary plate protection for a period up to six months.

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Key Benefits

  • Ready for use
  • Can be used on inked plates
  • Easy to use
  • Long term storage
  • Excellent film properties

Products

Machine finishers/Gums

ANTURA Gum MAM1: ready-to-use machine finisher for most thermal offset plates. Also manually applicable. Compared to the RC795 gum, it provides extra protection against plate scratching and fingerprinting. Available in 20 l.

Aragum RC71: ready-to-use arabic gum for manual application on press. Protects the surface of the printing plate for 1 to 6 months (long term storage). Specifically designed to be used over the inked plates on the press. Not compatible with silver plate technologies such as Lithostar. Available in 10 l.

RC794: machine finisher for newspapers. Low viscosity gum, compatible with all offset plates. Forms a thin and even film on the plate, allowing quick removal of the gum before printing. Used for storing plates during 1 to 2 weeks. Only for automatic processors. Available in 10 l, and 20 l.

RC795: ready-to-use machine finisher for offset plates. The product is used when plates need to be stored for no longer than 1 to 2 weeks. Developed as a machine finisher but also manually applicable. Available in 10 l and 20 l.

RC795A: ready-to-use machine finisher. Compared with RC795, this product is more acidic for improved ink acceptance. Used when plates need to be stored for no longer than 1 to 2 weeks. Developed as a machine finisher but also manually applicable. Available in 20 l.

Stabigum RC73: manual finisher and storage gum, used on all plates. Excellent desensitizing properties, protecting the plate surface for 1 to 6 months. Only for manual application and not intended for the prepress area. Specifically designed for on-press use on cleaned plates. Available in 10 l.

Unifin: low-viscosity finisher for all offset plates. Protects the surface of the printing plate for 1 to 2 weeks. Developed for machine use but also manually applicable. Available in 10 l and 20 l.

Unifin Plus: low-viscosity finisher for Energy Elite Eco. It is a general purpose gum that protects the surface of the printing plate for one to two weeks (short-term storage). Although developed for machine use, Unifin Plus can also be used manually. Available in 10 l and 20 l.

Baking gums

RC510: ready-to-use aqueous solution to protect plates during baking. Also used as a storage gum to protect the surface of the printing plate for 1 to 7 days. Available in 10 l, 20 l and 200 l.

RC520: ready-to-use aqueous solution to protect plates during baking. Also used as a storage gum to protect the surface of the printing plate for 1 to 7 days. Available in 10 l and 20 l.

Bakegum B20: ready-to-use solution which protects plates during baking. It can be put on the plate surface in a conventional plate processor. Although developed for machine use, Bakegum B20 can also be used manually. It cannot function as a storage gum. Available in 10 l and 200 l.

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