Avalon N4

The Avalon N4 thermal CtP system brings commercial and packaging printers the automation and imaging capabilities of larger devices in a compact format. It handles plates up to 830 x 680 mm, with a maximum throughput level up to 21 plates per hour.
Avalon N4

The Avalon N4’s streamlined operation and uncompromising image quality will allow you to handle the most demanding jobs, with more profit. The Avalon N4 comes with an optional inline punching system and standard Ethernet connection, providing direct interfacing with Agfa’s Apogee workflow. Plate or plate cassette loading is easy and can be done while the platesetter is operational. The N4 AL-S and N4 AL-M plate loaders offer maximum convenience and automation.


  • State-of-the-art multi-channel fiber-coupled thermal lasers provide reliable high-quality plate imaging
  • High plate productivity up to 21 pph
  • Process efficiency thanks to automation and workflow integration
  • Accurate imaging thanks to plate edge detection, no registration punching required.


Multi-channel fiber-coupled thermal laser-diode technology

The imaging system provides precise dot reproduction on plate for high-quality print results. The Avalon N4 has  32 channels, resulting in a maximum plate output up to 21pph

Plate registration with edge detection system

The plate registration on the external drum is based on two fixed pins combined with optical plate edge detection. This assures consistently accurate imaging without the requirement of additional registration punching.

Process automation options

A single- or multi-cassette loader improves the plate loading efficiency considerably. Before loading the plate on the external drum, an inline press punch can be activated. After the  have been imaged, they are guided into an online processor or a clean-out unit The cassettes can be loaded while the platesetter is operational.

Manual plate loading with standard pre-staging

The operator can load a plate while imaging another one and then leave the unit unattended. When the first plate leaves the external drum, the second one automatically enters the system. The operator does not need to intervene.

Small plate size option

This option enables you to use smaller plates size – 270/324 x 278 mm. For this purpose, two extra metal pins are added to enable registration with plate edge detection.



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The result? More value for your entire business!

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Technical Specs

Imaging technology 32-channel laser diodes
Laser type 830 nm thermal laser diodes
Recording system External drum
Press punch max 6 units
Resolutions 1200, 2400, 2438 & 2540 dpi
Throughput pph (745 mm x 605 mm, 2400 dpi) 21
Plate loading & unloading configuration
Manual loading yes
Semi-manual loading yes
Automatic (autoloader) yes
Pallet loader n/a
Manual unloading yes
Inline unloading yes
Plate characteristics
Min plate size (along drum x around drum) 324 mm x 330 mm (12.8″ x 13.0″)
270 x 278 mm (10.7″ x 10.9″) optional
324 x 278 mm (12.8″ x 10.9″) optional
Max plate size (along drum x around drum) 830 mm x 680 mm (32.7” x 26.7”)
Thickness 0.15 mm-0.3 mm (6-12 mil)
Max exposure size (along drum x around drum) 830 mm x 656 mm (32.7″ x 25.8″)
Autoloaders N4 AL-S N4 AL-M
Plate capacity 100 300
Number of cassettes 1 3
Min./max. plate size 324 mm x 370 mm (12.8” x 14.5”) / 830 mm x 660 mm (32.7” x 26”) 324 mm x 370 mm (12.8” x 14.5”) / 830 mm x 660 mm (32.7” x 26”)
Temperature range Recommended: 21-25 °C
Humidity range 40-70 % RH  (no condensation)
Power Single-phase 200-240 V, 15A

These apply to CtP systems and autoloaders


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