SONORA X Process Free Plates bring the environmental and cost benefits of process free plate making to more printers than ever before. With run lengths, imaging speeds, resolutions, and handling capabilities that match most unbaked processed plates, Kodak estimates that SONORA X Plates can be used by up to 80% of offset printers.
You might be surprised to see what our customers are printing with SONORA Plates... which is just about anything.
SONORA Plates can be used to print:
Offset packaging and labels
UV and low-energy UV print
Heatset web applications
Newspapers (high-volume & automated)
Long-run commercial print
Technology Breakthrough for Process Free Plates
Our goal is to make process free possible for all printers.
With the new technology developed for Kodak’s latest SONORA Plates, our plate scientists have come very close to that goal, expanding the capabilities of SONORA Plates to meet the performance needs of most offset printing applications.
Long Run Lengths
SONORA X Plates can replace unbaked wet processed plates in most applications, with run lengths of up to:
400,000 impressions with heatset / commercial coldset presses
200,000 impressions with sheetfed presses
100,000 impressions for offset packaging (non-UV ink)
75,000 impressions for UV-ink applications
Productivity and print quality
With laser energy required of 120 mJ/cm2, SONORA X Plates let printers get the maximum throughput from nearly all platesetters, and with no processing step, making plates is faster than ever.
Your customers will appreciate that you are using a more sustainable plate, and they will love the print quality they’re getting, thanks to the high resolution capabilities of SONORA X Plates.
Because there are no processing variables, SONORA Plates can be put on press with no dot measurement needed and no surprises.
Lower Operational Costs
The cost savings make switching to SONORA X Process Free Plates an easy business decision. Eliminating the processing step lets printers save on chemistry, water, processor maintenance and chemistry disposal, as well as reducing the significant cost of processing variability.
Economic Benefits of Using Process Free Plates:
With SONORA Process Free Plates, printers show their customers and community that they are environmental leaders by eliminating all the chemicals, water, energy and waste associated with plate processing.