Advantage N

Meet the new generation of newspaper CtP systems: Advantage N. Even more reliable, affordable and easy to use than its predecessors.

Advantage N

Overview

Advantage N is designed to meet your every need. Whether you are a modest local newspaper printer or the most ambitious high-volume publisher, Advantage N is the solution. That’s because this CtP platesetter family offers you a range of choices.

Choose from different plate-loading mechanisms and throughput speeds (up to 400 plates per hour) to fulfill your personal wishes. Rely on violet-laser imaging, with which Advantage N units can image both conventional and chemistry-free plates. Opt for unprecedented productivity with the new Advantage N-PL or go for the affordable basics with Advantage N Essentials.

Find what suits you best, yet always rest assured that you are choosing quality. Advantage N builds on the success of previous generations – Polaris and Advantage – and gives you a competitive edge.

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Key Benefits

  • Violet-laser imaging technology for fast and reliable plate making.
  • Short production cycles to extend editorial and advertising deadlines.
  • Automation for consistent quality, fewer remakes, and less waste.
  • Robust and simple design for minimal maintenance and less downtime.
  • A variety of choices for a perfectly personalized CtP solution.
  • Quality at a reduced cost to help you grow your business.

Features

Perfect Plate Transport and Handling

Patented technologies ensure perfect, fully automatic and format-independent 3-point registration. Plates are then smoothly transported, avoiding scratches. Advantage N can be installed close to the printing press without compromising image quality. READ MORE

Built-in, fail-safe systems

The highly intelligent Advantage N immediately informs the operator when the engine is about to run out of plates. It also detects damaged plates and forgotten cardboard and discards these into an integrated dump area.

Higher quality and greater stability

The violet laser diode combines a lifetime of use with a low cost of ownership. Advantage N engines offer resolutions up to 2,450 dpi as well as both ABS and Sublima screening – no need to invest in additional quality upgrades.

Absolute integration and ease of use

Advantage N engines integrate into any business network environment as easily as a simple printer.

Full CtP autonomy

When it comes to productivity and automation, the Advantage N-PL is in a class of its own. It has the ability to image up to 3,100 plates continuously at an impressive throughput speed of up to 400 plates per hour before reloading is needed.

Continuous plate production is made possible by the integrated pallet load module, which ensures an easy and highly efficient CtP cycle. This module is also available as an upgrade for the Advantage N-TR HS and the Advantage N-TR VHS.

Low-cost advantage

Would you rather stick to the CtP basics, yet want the same reliability and productivity of Advantage N? Discover Advantage N Essentials, a brand-new series of low-cost yet high-quality engines that take CtP technology back to its essence.

Technical Specs

Advantage N-SA

Laser type

Violet-laser diode (405) nm

Recording system

High-precision drive system

Resolution

900-2540 dpi

Plate characteristics

Maximum (slow scan x fast scan)

1143 mm x 710 mm (45” x 27.95”)

Minimum (slow scan x fast scan)

275 mm x 451 mm (10.82” x 17.75”)

Plate thickness

0.20-0.40 mm / 8-16 mil

Safelight for plate loading

Yellow

Operating safelight

Yellow

Plate compatibility

Approved plates

Photopolymer (conventional and chem-free) or silver halide

Plate loading and unloading configurations

Automatic plate loading

Yes

Automatic slip sheet removal

N/A

Online plate capacity

N/A

Plate formats supported

Up to 100

Plate formats supported online

N/A

Online processor

Yes

Throughput

75 pph

Weight & dimensions

Dimensions (w x l x h)

1165 mm (45.87”) x 2392 mm (94.17”) x 1475 mm (58.07”)

Dimensions (w x l x h) (Extended)

N/A

Environment

Operating temperature (outside of this range may affect performance)

18-23°C (64.4-73.4°F)

Humidity range

40% to 60% RH (non-condensing)

Power

10A 230V (50/60 Hz)

Air supply

5.5-6.8 bar

Options

Display on pivoting arm

Factory option + field upgradable

Mirrored registration

Factory option + field upgradable

Daylight cover

N/A

Infrared camera

N/A

Productivity upgrades

No

Additional trolleys

N/A

Advantage N-SL

Laser type

Violet-laser diode (405 nm)

Recording system

High-precision drive system

Resolution

900-2540 dpi

Plate characteristics

Maximum (slow scan x fast scan)

1143 mm x 710 mm (45” x 27.95”)

Minimum (slow scan x fast scan)

275 mm x 451 mm (10.82” x 17.75”)

Plate thickness

0.20-0.40 mm / 8-16 mil

Safelight for plate loading

Yellow

Operating safelight

Yellow (daylight with optional daylight cover)

Plate compatibility

Approved plates

Photopolymer (conventional and chem-free) or silver halide

Plate loading and unloading configurations

Automatic plate loading

Yes

Automatic slip sheet removal

Yes

Online plate capacity

120

Plate formats supported

Up to 100

Plate formats supported online

1 + manual bypass

Online processor

Yes

Throughput

100 pph

Weight & dimensions

Dimensions (w x l x h)

1165 mm (45.87”) x 2392 mm (94.17”) x 1475 mm (58.07”)

Dimensions (w x l x h) (extended)

N/A

Environment

Operating temperature (outside of this range may affect performance)

18-23°C (64.4-73.4°F)

Humidity range

40% to 60% RH (non-condensing)

Power

10A 230V (50/60 Hz)

Air supply

5.5-6.8 bar

Options

Display on pivoting arm

Factory option + field upgradable

Mirrored registration

Factory option + field upgradable

Daylight cover

Factory option + field upgradable

Infra Red Camera

N/A

Productivity upgrades

No

Additional trolleys

N/A

Advantage N-DL

Laser type

Violet-laser diode (405 nm)

Recording system

High-precision drive system

Resolution

900-2540 dpi

Plate characteristics

Maximum (slow scan x fast scan)

  • 914 x 710 mm (35.98” x 27.95”) (Standard)
  • 1250 x 710 mm (49.21” x 27.95”) (Extended)

Minimum (slow scan x fast scan)

275 mm x 451 mm (10.82” x 17.75”)

Plate thickness

0.20-0.40 mm / 8-16 mil

Safelight for plate loading

Yellow

Operating safelight

Daylight

Plate compatibility

Approved plates

Photopolymer (conventional and chem-free) or silver halide

Plate loading and unloading configurations

Automatic plate loading

Yes

Automatic slip sheet removal

Yes

Online plate capacity

Up to 1,500

Plate formats supported

Up to 100

Plate formats supported online

1 + 2 optional

Online processor

Yes

Throughput

Up to 300 pph (depending on resolution and plate size)

Weight & dimensions

Dimensions (w x l x h) (Standard)

1245 mm (49.02”) x 3536 mm (139.23”) x 1700 mm (66.93”)

Dimensions (w x l x h) (Extended)

1245 mm (49.02”) x 3950 mm (155.51”) x 1700 mm (66.93”)

Environment

Operating temperature (outside of this range may affect performance)

18-23°C (64.4-73.4°F)

Humidity range

40% to 60% RH (non-condensing)

Power

10A 230V (50/60 Hz)

Air supply

5.5-6.8 bar

Options

Display on pivoting arm

Factory option + field upgradable

Mirrored registration

Factory option + field upgradable

Daylight cover

N/A

Infrared camera

Factory option + field upgradable

Productivity upgrades

+50 / +120 / +200

Additional trolleys

N/A

Advantage N-TR

Laser type

Violet-laser diode (405 nm)

Recording system

High-Precision drive system

Resolution

900-2540 dpi

Plate characteristics

Maximum (slow scan x fast scan)

  • 914 mm x 710 mm / 35.98” x 27.95” (Standard)
  • 1250 mm x 710 mm / 49.21” x 27.95” (Extended)

Minimum (slow scan x fast scan)

275 mm x 451 mm / 10.82” x 17.75”

Plate thickness

0.20-0.40 mm / 8-16 mil

Safelight for plate loading

Yellow / TR trolley can be transported to the yellow light room

Operating safelight

Daylight

Plate compatibility

Approved plates

Photopolymer (conventional and chem-free) or silver halide (silver halide not for HS and VHS versions)

Plate loading and unloading configurations

Automatic plate loading

Yes

Automatic slip sheet removal

Yes

Online plate capacity

Up to 1,500 (HS and VHS versions up to 1,600)

Plate formats supported

Up to 100

Plate formats supported online

1 + 2 optional

Online processor

Yes

Throughput

Up to 400 pph (depending on resolution and plate size)

Weight & dimensions

Dimensions (w x l x h) (Standard)

1245 mm (49.02”) x 3536 mm (139.23”) x 1700 mm (66.93”)

Dimensions (w x l x h) (Extended)

1245 mm (49.02”) x 3950 mm (155.51”) x 1700 mm (66.93”)

Environment

Operating temperature (outside of this range may affect performance)

18-23°C (64.4-73.4°F)

Humidity range

40% to 60% RH (non-condensing)

Power

10A 230V (50/60 Hz)

Air supply

5.5-6.8 bar

Options

Display on pivoting arm

Factory option + field upgradable

Mirrored registration

Factory option + field upgradable

Daylight cover

N/A

Infrared camera

Factory option + Field upgradable

Productivity upgrades

+50 / +120 / +200

Advantage N-TR HS is by default 350 pph, but upgradable to 400 pph (Advantage N-TR VHS)  

Additional trolleys

Yes

Advantage N-PL

Laser type

Violet-laser diode (405 nm)

Recording system

High-Precision drive system

Resolution

900-2540 dpi

Plate characteristics

Maximum (slow scan x fast scan)

914 x 710 mm (35.98” x 27.95”) (Standard)


Minimum (slow scan x fast scan)

275 mm x 451 mm (10.82” x 17.75”)

Plate thickness

0.20-0.40 mm / 8-16 mil

Safelight for plate loading

Daylight

Operating safelight

Daylight

Plate compatibility

Approved plates

Photopolymer (conventional and chem-free)

Plate loading and unloading configurations

Automatic plate loading

Yes

Automatic slip sheet removal

Yes

Online plate capacity

Up to 3100

Plate formats supported

Up to 100

Plate formats supported online

1 + 1 optional

Online processor

Yes

Throughput

Up to 400 pph (depending on resolution and plate size)

Weight & dimensions

Dimensions (w x l x h) (Standard)

1245 mm (49.02”) x 3536 mm (139.23”) x 1700 mm (66.93”)

Dimensions (w x l x h) (Extended)

1245 mm (49.02”) x 3950 mm (155.51”) x 1700 mm (66.93”)

Environment

Operating temperature (outside of this range may affect performance)

18-23°C (64.4-73.4°F)

Humidity range

40% to 60% RH (non-condensing)

Power

10A 230V (50/60 Hz)

Air supply

5.5-6.8 bar

Options

Display on pivoting arm

Factory option + field upgradable

Mirrored registration

Factory option + field upgradable

Daylight cover

N/A

Infrared camera

Factory option + field upgradable

Productivity upgrades

Advantage N-PL HS is by default 350 pph, but upgradable to 400 pph (Advantage N-PL VHS)

Additional trolleys

N/A

Availability

North America

    Available in this region

South America

    Available in this region

Europe

    Available in this region

Asia

    Available in this region

Africa

    Available in this region

Oceania

    Available in this region

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