Fujifilm today announces that it is launching two new plates at Ipex, both of which will sit within its low-chemistry family. The Brillia HD LH-PLE plate and the Brillia HD LH-NI3 plate are both compatible with the company’s intelligent FLH-Z ‘ZAC’ processor and will offer printers more options to make both environmental and cost savings.
Brillia HD LH-PLE Fujifilm’s Brillia HD LH-PLE plate represents the next generation of high speed, high quality thermal plate. It is targeted at the heatset web market and assures fast productivity in demanding commercial print environments, with the ability to support run lengths of up to 300,000. Manufactured at the Fujifilm plate line in Tilburg with the latest, most robust, aluminium alloy, it is better able to withstand the stresses placed on a plate during long runs, including cracking and splitting, which helps to reduce and eliminate the need for costly remakes and press down time.
Run lengths are achieved without the need for plate baking, but the plate can also be post baked if higher run lengths are necessary, which gives printers complete flexibility to meet every requirement. The Brillia HD LH-PLE is also the latest thermal plate from Fujifilm to work with UV inks on medium print runs without the need for baking. This results in both faster platemaking and quicker make-readies on press.
Processing stages for this new plate are among the fastest on the market and, as the Brillia HD LH-PLE plate is completely interchangeable with Fujifilm’s Brillia HD LH-PJE plate, printers can use the same platesetter and processor for both with no changes required. As LH-PLE is compatible with Fujifilm’s FLH-Z ‘ZAC’ processor, it allows printers to drastically reduce developer usage, and ensures long plate life and less processor cleaning.