Chem-free offset printing plate
Adamas is a robust pre-heat-free chem-free printing plate with outstanding performance for demanding commercial and newspaper printing applications.
For high-quality commercial printing jobs, Adamas combines an image quality of 240 lpi Sublima, a run length of up to 350,000 revolutions with predictable, sharp dot reproduction and compatibility with most thermal platesetters on the market, as well as the Adamas clean-out unit.
For newspaper printing, Adamas enables the use of 200 lpi screens (1,200/1,270 dpi) for run lengths of up to 350,000 revolutions with low dot gain. Adamas guarantees a fast make-ready process and minimizes paper waste at startup. A superb restart performance further reduces paper waste and saves time and costs.
A versatile diamond in the rough, this plate covers a wide range of demanding printing applications – from web to sheetfed printing, including conventional UV, H-UV/LED inks.
Covers a wide range of applications
Thanks to its robustness, Adamas covers a wide range of demanding print applications – from coldset newspaper printing to heatset and commercial and packaging sheetfed UV printing. Whether you're producing daily or weekly newspapers, magazines, catalogs, books, flyers, boxes, labels or other printed matter, Adamas can handle it!
Suitable for high run lengths
Its patented ThermoLink technology enables Adamas to handle run lengths of up to 350,000 copies (75,000 impressions with UV inks).
Since we switched to Adamas, we can handle longer print runs, Furthermore, the plate’s excellent image contrast enables an easy visual check to avoid any mistakes. Scratch resistance is great, too.Keld Kortbæk, Prepress Manager - KLS PurePrint
The Adamas gum bath life is 85,000 to 90,000 square feet before a changeover. And with our volume, we’re cleaning less frequently, which is a huge benefit, and the processor is easier to clean. Now I can have one person cleaning the machine instead of two. He can clean the processors efficiently and quickly, saving us time and money.Dave Ebersole, Prepress and Digital Manager - Publication Printers
Adamas provides photorealistic image quality up to 240 lpi Sublima screening, depending on your platesetter type. Its protective overcoat prevents oxidation and eliminates ablation, guaranteeing durability and low maintenance.
Productivity made simple
A highly-sensitive printing plate, Adamas is designed to handle print runs of up to 350,000 copies. It combines fast, accurate and wide-latitude plate exposure with simple processing and robustness.
Robust and durable
Adamas allows for conventional and H-UV/LED-UV printing (with a run length of up to 75,000 revolutions) and can handle even abrasive substrates like boards. Its highlight dots are tough enough to offer a high-quality press performance even on the longest press runs.
While Adamas’ scratch-resistant surface allows for easy handling, its strong image contrast supports simple visual inspection and quality control, ensuring plates are mounted on press correctly and costly mistakes are prevented.
Adamas is a prime example of the ECO3 philosophy, replacing chemicals with a gumming solution and eliminating the need for rinse water – especially when combined with the Adamas COU clean-out series. The result? Decreased waste production, less disposal costs and a safer work environment.
Patented ThermoLink technology
Thanks to the ThermoLink technology, the plate compounds are cross-linked without pre-heating, resulting in robustness, high image quality and optimal press performance. This swift polymerization process also ensures a predictable, sharp and stable dot reproduction over the entire bath life, making Adamas similar to a linear plate.
|Chemistry-free ThermoLink technology
|High-quality grained and anodized aluminum
|830 nm thermal
|Accredited for most common 830 nm external drum platesetters
|Excellent. The plates can be measured with all available densitometers and plate readers.
|All common plate sizes
|0.15-0.40 mm (0.006-0.016”)
|Commercial printing: Sublima 240 lpi at 2400 dpi
|Newspaper printing: AM 200 lpi @ 1,200/1,270 dpi
|Web, sheetfed UV and LED UV inks
|Up to 350,000
|Up to 75,000 in UV
|Adamas Pro gum
|35 ml/m² or 20 ml/h
|16,000 m² or 26 weeks
|Adamas 85 COU, Adamas 125 COU and Adamas 150 COU
|Room conditions (T, RH)
|19-24 °C (64-75 °F), < 70% RH
|Below 32 °C (90 °F), < 70% RH
|Recommended ECO3 Pressroom Supplies
|Plate correction pen (for unbaked plates)
|Polymer deletion pen
|Standard: ANTURA CtP Plate Cleaner - UV: ANTURA UV PL CLEANER - Dual purpose gum: ANTURA CleanGum
|Adamas is compatible with all ECO3 fountain solutions
|For RO water: ANTURA water conditioner
|Roller and blanket washes
|Adamas is compatible with all ECO3 roller and blanket washes
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