N95-VCF for commercial printers

N95-VCF is a chemistry-free plate that combines outstanding lithographic quality with easy handling, excellent durability and eco-friendliness.
N95-VCF

Like other violet offset plates, N95-VCF is sensitized for visible lasers emitting at 405 nm, but, instead of requiring a chemical developer for processing, it is designed for chemistry-free operation. This plate works with all mainstream violet CtP units currently in use at modern print sites across the world. Using a pH-neutral clean-out solution, it saves 100 percent of water and eliminates the usage of developer and replenisher.

Key benefits

  • Excellent durability on press, suitable for printing with oxidative and UV inks
  • Great lithographic properties such as fast clean-up, make-ready and restarts – saves paper waste, time and money
  • Once cleaned out, the plate is fully daylight-resistant
  • Easy to handle thanks to high scratch resistance
  • Suited for high-quality Sublima and SPIR@L screening

Features

Imaging & Processing Principle

During exposure, the violet-laser diode starts the polymerization of the image area, which is completed in the first section of the clean-out unit (COU). Subsequently, the plate is gummed with a dedicated clean-out gum, during which process the soft, unexposed non-imaged area is easily and cleanly removed.

Durable Substrate

N95-VCF plates provide a solid foundation for consistent press performance. Advanced substrate treatment yields the reliability and robustness needed on press and the durability required for long press runs.

High Performance on Press

With its high contrast, a quick visual check will reveal any possible errors (e.g. imposition). N95-VCF combines fast, accurate and wide-latitude plate exposure with chemistry-free processing while ensuring predictable, consistent performance on press. The highlight dots are durable and tough enough to give a high-quality press performance even on the longest press runs.  N95-VCF is rated for runs of up to 150,000 with oxidative inks and up to 75,000 for UV conditions.

Easy Maintenance and Less Waste

Chemistry-free solutions come with the benefit of a reduced environmental impact. No hazardous processing chemicals are used and there is a substantial water saving. The clean-out gum is pH-neutral and offers major advantages in maintenance time.

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Technical Specs

Plate characteristics
Plate type Negative-working, high-speed, chemistry-free violet-laser offset plate
Coating Photopolymer
Substrate Electrochemically grained and anodized
Spectral sensitivity 405 nm violet-laser diode
Practical sensitivity 30 µJ/cm²
Platesetter compatiblity Most violet platesetters
Image contrast Very good. Can be measured with all normal plate readers.
Plate sizes All common sizes
Resolution (depending on platesetter)
  • ABS: 3-97 % at 200 lpi
  • Sublima: 1-99% at 180 lpi at 2400 dpi
Gauges 0.15, 0.20 and 0.30 mm
Run length Up to 150,000
Up to 75,000 for UV inks
Processing
Clean-out gum Violet CF GUM NP or Attiro GUM (for Attiro only)/RC795
Replenishment Not required
Bath life For Attiro: cleaning of gum section 1 required after 4,000 m(6.5 l)
Full cleaning required after 8,000 m(17.6 l)For VCF85: 900 m2 or 6 weeks
Processor and clean-out unit Compatible with most polymer processors and clean-out units
Clean-out  speed 0.8-2.0 m/min depending on clean-out unit
Environment
Room lighting Yellow
Working conditions Operating temperature 21-25 °C
Relative humidity 40-60 %
Storage conditions Temperature: < 30°C (86°F)
Relative humidity: 40 – 60 %

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Gums Violet CF Gum
Attiro Gum
Baking gum: Not applicable
Plate correction pen (for unbaked plates) Polymer deletion pen
Plate Cleaner Standard: ANTURA CtP Plate Cleaner
Cleaning gum: ANTURA CleanGum
Fountain Solutions Sheetfed: Not applicable
Heatset: Not applicable
Coldset: ANTURA Fount CS Plus / ANTURA Water Conditioner
Rehardener: RC611
Roller and blanket washes Xtrawash Plus 40 & 60