Advantage N

The world’s best and most installed newspaper CtP system. Go for maximum automation and uninterrupted plate production.
Advantage N

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 Advantage N-PL.

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


  • 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.
Advantage N-SL

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Advantage N-TR
Advantage N-PL


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.

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.


Technical Specs

Advantage Advantage N-SA Advantage N-SL Advantage N-TR Advantage N-PL
Laser type Violet-laser diode (405) nm

The Advantage N is classified as a laser system class 1 according to standard 60 825-1.

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”) 914 x 710 mm (35.98” 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 Yellow/TR trolley can be transported to the yellow light room Daylight
Operating safelight Yellow Yellow (daylight with optional daylight cover) Daylight
Plate compatibility
Approved plates Photopolymer (conventional and chem-free) or silver halide
Plate loading & unloading configuration
Automatic plate loading Yes
Automatic slip sheet removal N/A Yes
Online plate capacity N/A 120 Up to 1,600 Up to 3,100
Plate formats supported Up to 100
Plate formats supported online N/A 1 + manual bypass 1 + 2 optional 1 + 1 optional
Online processor Yes
Throughput (depending on resolution and plate size) 75 pph 100 pph Up to 400 pph
Weight & dimensions
Dimensions (w x l x h) (Standard) 1165 mm (45.87”) x 2392 mm (94.17”) x 1475 mm (58.07”) 1245 mm (49.02”) x 3536 mm (139.23”) x 1700 mm (66.93”) 1245 mm (49.02”) x 4100 mm (161.42”) x 1680 mm (66.14”)
Dimensions (w x l x h) (Extended) N/A 1245 mm (49.02”) x 3950 mm (155.51”) x 1700 mm (66.93”) N/A
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
Display on pivoting arm Factory option + field upgradable
Mirrored registration Factory option + field upgradable
Daylight cover N/A Factory option + field upgradable N/A
Infrared camera Factory option + field upgradable
Vantage Factory option + field upgradable Factory built-in
Productivity upgrades No +50/+120/+200

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

Advantage N-PL HS is by default 350 pph, but upgradable to 400 pph (Advantage N-PL VHS)
Additional trolleys N/A Yes N/A