Chem-free offset printing plate

Adamas is a robust pre-heat-free, chem-free printing plate with outstanding performance for demanding commercial printing applications. Unique in its class, 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.

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.


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Covers a wide range of applications

Thanks to its robustness, Adamas covers a wide range of demanding print applications – from heatset to commercial and packaging sheetfed UV printing. Whether you're producing 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).

Compatible with most thermal systems on the market

ECO3 Avalon CtP systems are recommended but Adamas plates can also be imaged with other 830 nm external drum platesetters.

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
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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
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Razor-sharp results

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.

Optimal convenience

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.

ECO³ innovation

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.

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