A robust chem-free printing plate with a minimal ecological footprint and outstanding press performance for commercial and packaging printing applications.
Expect superior image quality, maximum productivity and versatility with increased eco-credits – discover Adamas, a robust chem-free thermal photopolymer printing plate.
Unique in its class, Adamas combines an image quality of 240 lpi Sublima, a run length of up to 350,000 revolutions with predictable, sharp dot reproduction and compatibility with most thermal platesetters on the market, as well as the Adamas clean-out unit.
A versatile diamond in the rough, this plate covers a wide range of demanding printing applications – from web to sheetfed printing, including conventional UV, H-UV/LED inks.
- Patented ThermoLink technology provides robustness, high image quality and optimal press performance.
- Run lengths of up to 350,000 copies (75,000 copies with UV inks)
- Designed to cover an extensive range of demanding packaging and commercial printing applications
- Sharp and stable dot reproduction with an imaging resolution of up to 240 lpi Sublima
- Non-ablative and compatible with most thermal systems on the market
- Based on a dual-gum cascade system with a bath life of 16.000 m², no use of rinse water, and waste reduction of up to 80% compared to conventional systems
- High-sensitive, high-contrast, chem-free printing plate
In April 2023 a redesigned clean-out unit and new gum were made available. They reduce waste by an additional 40%.
Thanks to its robustness, Adamas covers a wide range of demanding print applications – from heatset to commercial and packaging sheetfed UV printing.
magazines, catalogs, books, flyers, etc.
compatible with conventional and
low-power curing UV inks
boxes, labels, wrappers, sleeves, etc
Adamas provides photorealistic image quality up to 240 lpi Sublima screening, depending on your platesetter type. Its protective overcoat prevents oxidation and eliminates ablation, guaranteeing durability and low maintenance.
Productivity made simple
A highly-sensitive printing plate, Adamas is designed to handle print runs of up to 350,000 copies. It combines fast, accurate and wide-latitude plate exposure with simple processing and robustness.
Robust and durable
Adamas allows for conventional and H-UV/LED-UV printing (with a run length of up to 75,000 revolutions) and can handle even abrasive substrates like boards. Its highlight dots are tough enough to offer a high-quality press performance even on the longest press runs.
While Adamas’ scratch-resistant surface allows for easy handling, its strong image contrast supports simple visual inspection and quality control, ensuring plates are mounted on press correctly and costly mistakes are prevented.
Adamas is a prime example of the ECO3 philosophy, replacing chemicals with a gumming solution and eliminating the need for rinse water – especially when combined with the Adamas COU clean-out series. The result? Decreased waste production, less disposal costs and a safer work environment.
Patented ThermoLink technology
Thanks to the ThermoLink technology, the plate compounds are cross-linked without pre-heating, resulting in robustness, high image quality and optimal press performance. This swift polymerization process also ensures a predictable, sharp and stable dot reproduction over the entire bath life, making Adamas similar to a linear plate.
What our customers say
|Technology||Chemistry-free ThermoLink technology|
|Substrate||High-quality grained and anodized aluminum|
|Spectral sensitivity||830 nm thermal|
|Platesetter compatibility||Accredited for most common 830 nm external drum platesetters|
|Image contrast||Excellent. The plates can be measured with all available densitometers and plate readers.|
|Plate sizes||All common plate sizes|
|Gauges||0.15-0.40 mm (0.006-0.016”)|
|Resolution||Sublima 240 lpi at 2400 dpi|
|Applications||Web, sheetfed UV and LED UV inks|
|Run length||Up to 350,000
Up to 75,000 in UV
|Clean-out gum||Adamas Pro gum|
|Replenishment rate||35 ml/m² or 20 ml/h|
|Bath life||16,000 m² or 26 weeks|
|Clean-out unit||Adamas 85 COU, Adamas 125 COU and Adamas 150 COU|
|Room conditions (T, RH)||19-24 °C (64-75 °F), < 70% RH|
|Storage conditions||Below 32 °C (90 °F), < 70% RH|
|Plate correction pen (for unbaked plates)||Polymer deletion pen|
|Scratch remover||Reviva Plate|
|Plate cleaner||Standard: ANTURA CtP Plate Cleaner
UV: ANTURA UV PL CLEANER
Dual purpose gum: ANTURA CleanGum
|Fountain solutions||Sheetfed IPA free: ANTURA fount AFS2
Sheetfed IPA reduced: Prima FS404AS
Sheetfed Conv.: RC661 , Prima FS605 (UV)
Small Offset : RC63
Heatset: ANTURA fount HS PLUS / ANTURA IPA 100
|Rehardener||For RO water: ANTURA water conditioner|
|Roller and blanket washes||Standard: Xtrawash Plus 40 & 60
Rejuvenator: Reviverol Plus