Thermostar P970

Positive-working printing plate designed for run lengths of more than 1 million impressions after baking, in harsh printing conditions

Thermostar P970

Overview

Thermostar P970 is a positive-working printing plate, compatible with all 830 nm platesetters. It offers high-quality thermal imaging and is designed for harsh printing conditions, achieving run lengths of more than 1 million impressions after baking – giving you greater job capacity.

The secret of Thermostar P970? The electrochemically grained and anodized aluminum substrate is manufactured to exacting tolerances and known for its excellent lithographic behavior. The hydrophobic polymer coating provides fast imaging, as well as impressive lithographic performance and press durability. In addition, Thermostar P970 is capable of high-resolution printing with a screen ruling of 1 to 99% at 340 lpi. This makes it the perfect ally for a wide range of applications.

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Key Benefits

  • Exceptional press durability thanks to the hydrophobic polymer lower layer
  • Extremely fast imaging due to the upper layer’s sensitivity to infrared light
  • Press runs of more than one million plates when baked
  • Compatible with standard processing chemistry

Features

Simple and convenient

Thermostar P970 lightens the load of your busy workflow by offering you simplicity and convenience. It operates in daylight and uses standard processing chemistry, so it can be used interchangeably with other plates.

Flexibility for changing job requirements

Thermostar plates can deliver more than 1 million impressions when baked – giving you greater job capacity.

High-quality results on press

Thermostar plates are appropriate for a wide range of applications. The high-quality graining and anodizing allows fast start-up and a stable ink/water balance on the longest runs. Thermostar's high-resolution imaging capability ensures faithful reproduction – even on the most demanding jobs.

Technical Specs

Plate characteristics

Plate type

Positive-working, digital thermal offset plate

Substrate

High-quality grained and anodized aluminum

Spectral sensitivity

830 nm (thermal laser diode)

Practical sensitivity

140 mJ/cm²

Platesetter compatibility

Compatible with 830 nm platesetters

Image contrast

Excellent, can be measured with all available densitometers and plate readers

Plate sizes

Length: 450-3147

Width: 480-1590 mm

Resolution

  • ABS: 1-99% at 200 lpi at 2400 dpi 
  • Sublima: 1-99% at 340 lpi at 2400 dpi
  • FM 20 µm

Gauges

0.15 mm, 0.20 mm, 0.24 mm, 0.30 mm and 0.40 mm (0.006", 0.008", 0.010", 0.012" and 0.015")

Run length (baked)

Up to 1,500,000  (UV inks: up to 450,000)

Processing (Conventional positive thermal plate processor)

Developer

THD100 developer (also as replenisher)

Rinse water

Standard

Gum

RC795, RC795A, Unifin, Antura MAM1

Bath life

5,000 m²

Replenishment

110 ml/m²

Environment

Room lighting

Daylight

Room conditions (T, RH)

18-24 °C (64-75 °F), < 70% RH

Storage conditions

Below 32 °C (90 °F), <70% RH

Agfa Graphics’ optimized gums and pressroom chemicals

Plate cleaner

Antura CtP Plate Cleaner

Wash-out gum

Antura CleanGum

Fountain solution

Compatible with all fountain solutions from Agfa Graphics

Roller & blanket washes

Compatible with all roller & blanket washes from Agfa Graphics

A chemical passport indicating the most appropriate chemistry is available for all Agfa plates.

Availability

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