Avatar T-ZP (North America only)
Zero-process offset printing plate
Are you looking for a printing plate that makes a difference? Having trouble finding a way to reduce paper and ink waste? Want a printing plate that is truly ecological, economical and easy to use, and will stand up to some of the most demanding print conditions? Then look no further.
Avatar T-ZP is a thermal, zero-process plate designed for newspapers and coldset web applications. By eliminating processing from plate making, printers can save time and money without compromising on-press performance. Enjoy the benefits of a robust, long-run plate with both conventional and UV inks, which offers fast clean up and restarts. Avatar T-ZP is the fastest no-process plate on today’s market offering real productivity and ecology benefits without giving up durability. Meet the new standard for thermal newspapers – Avatar T-ZP.
Easy on the environment
As a no-process plate, Avatar T-ZP does not require the use of any development chemicals.
Unlike other no-process plates in today’s market, Avatar T-ZP lets you run your thermal CtP system at full speed for optimal productivity.
With run lengths up to 100,000 impressions Avatar T-ZP guarantees more uptime and greater economy without compromising quality
Stable image contract
Image contrast remains stable in both light (12 h) and dark conditions (5 days)
Reduced on-press water usage
Avatar T-ZP users enjoy up to 20% lower dampening settings, reduced web breaks and they are printing cleaner and sharper.
Interleaf-free version available
The interleaf-free version eliminates the need for interleaf paper during the plate loading process in the CtP system, making loading more efficient and streamlined. Removing the need for de-leafing slip sheets prevents production stops that require manual intervention. This solution saves cost and maintenance by eliminating the need for offline de-leafer systems. Eliminating interleaf paper is also more eco-friendly.
Easy quality control
Compatible with vision bender IR cameras & barcode readers
Avatar T-ZP delivers stable and consistent image quality supporting up to 150 lpi, 1-99%, depending on platesetter capability. The print quality of Avatar T-ZP establishes a new standard for zero-process plates in today’s newspaper market.
Easy to use
Our patented zero-process technology eliminates chemical processing variability for greater convenience. No processor to maintain, no chemistry to warehouse or waste to dispose of, simplifying your day-to-day operation. And you can handle it in standard office light too.
Impressive restart performance
You can stop and restart your press with minimum waste in no time.
|Technology||Negative working, no process, thermal photopolymer technology|
|Substrate||High-quality grained and anodized aluminum|
|Spectral sensitivity||830 nm thermal|
|Platesetter compatibility||Accredited for most common 830 nm external drum plate setters|
|Plate sizes||All newspaper sizes, single and broadsheets|
|Gauges||0.15-0.40 mm (0.006-0.016”)|
|Resolution||AM up to 130 lpi|
|Sublima up to 150 lpi|
|Applications||Newspaper and coldset web applications|
|Run length||Up to 100,000|
|Up to 30,000 in UV|
|Light conditions||Standard office light|
|Room conditions (T, RH)||18-24 °C (64-75 °F), <70% RH|
|Storage conditions||Below 32 °C (90 °F), <70% RH|
|ECO3 optimized pressroom supplies|
|Plate cleaner||Oxidative: ANTURA CtP Plate Cleaner|
|(low-power curing)-UV: ANTURA UV PL Cleaner|
|Fountain solution||Avatar T-ZP is compatible with all ECO3 fountain solutions|
|Roller and blanket wash Avatar||T-ZP is compatible with all ECO3 roller and blanket washes|
|Correction material||Process-free deletion pen|
|Pressroom specialties||ANTURA contrast enhancer|