You want to get rid of your baking oven but the run length of non-baked plates are not fulfilling your expectations? The perfect middle ground between post-bake and non-bake, Energy Verve has it all: run lengths up to 1 million copies combined with both process and cost efficiency. This robust printing plate is the perfect choice in highly demanding and abrasive conditions such as heat-set printing, UV web printing or cold-set printing.
Energy Verve is a negative-working, pre-heat thermal photopolymer plate, specially designed for extremely abrasive conditions, such as printing on cardboard or with opaque white inks. It shows exceptional chemical and mechanical resistance and is the right product for heat-set printing (such as magazines and retail), web UV applications (such as form printing), and cold-set printing (such as newspapers or books). This robust, highly sensitive thermal photopolymer plate handles runs of up to 1 million prints without post-baking.
Pre-heating is more energy-efficient than post-baking. Energy Verve consumes 50% less energy than the conventional post-baked plate, and as the pre-heat temperature is much lower than that of a post-bake oven, there will be no plate waviness or cracking. On top of that, you don’t need to spend time and money on the service or maintenance of the baking oven anymore, reducing your service costs by up to 65%.
- Run lengths up to 1 million copies without post-bake
- Convenience of pre-heat such as limited floor space, energy savings and no issues with waviness or plate cracking
- Highest plate throughput
- Excellent ink/water balance for reduced web breaks
- No ablation
Specially designed for extra efficiency
The specially designed hydrophilic substrate of Energy Verve brings about an excellent ink/water balance. Reduced water consumption leads to reduced ink consumption and reduced web breaks, resulting in great savings. Additionally, Energy Verve achieves a maximum plate throughput with a sensitivity of 90 mJ/cm².
Energy Verve is appropriate for a wide range of applications, from heat-set and cold-set printing to UV web printing. Its ink/water balance remains stable on long runs, and its high-resolution imaging capability ensures a qualitative result, achieving the most challenging tasks.
What our customers say
|Plate type||Negative-working, digital thermal offset plate|
|Substrate||High-quality grained and anodized aluminum|
|Spectral sensitivity||830 nm (thermal laser diode)|
|Practical sensitivity||90 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 – 2080mm
Width: 530 – 1500mm
|Resolution (depending on platesetter)||
|Gauges||0.15 mm, 0.20 mm, 0.30 mm and 0.40 mm (0.006″, 0.008″, 0.012″ and 0.015″)|
* depending on press conditions
|Up to 1,000,000 (UV inks: 300,000)|
|Bath life||Up to 6 weeks (up to 2,500 m²)|
|Replenishment||50 ml/m² and 50ml/h|
|Room lighting||Limited daylight|
|Room conditions (T, RH)||18-24 °C (64-75 °F), < 55% RH|
|Storage conditions||Below 32 °C (90 °F), < 70% RH|