Azura TU

Durable chem-free offset printing plate

Designed for high-volume printing, simplified platemaking and uncompromising quality, Azura TU outperforms every other plate in its class. It is based on ECO3's patented ThermoFuse™ technology which creates a solid ink-accepting image, capable of printing 150,000 copies in one run.

Azura TU covers all sizes of sheetfed presses from B2 up to sheetfed format 6 and 7 for book and display printing. It also serves the fast-growing web-to-print applications that are printed on VLF sheetfed presses.

Not only does Azura TU raise your platesetter productivity. It also eliminates process variables and thus guarantees more reliable and consistent results. Another benefit to this technology is that it’s environmentally friendly, as chemicals are unnecessary and water consumption can be reduced by up to 95% compared to conventional prepress systems.

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Reliable and consistent results

Thanks to ThermoFuse™ technology, particles in the aluminum plate coating fuse to each other and bond to the plate when it is heated. This creates a sold ink-accepting image.

High-volume printing

You can print up to 150,000 copies in one run.

Easy on the environment

No chemicals are needed and water usage is reduced by up to 95%.

Easy handling

Azura TU is daylight immune, has a scratch-resistant surface and strong image contrast.

We have not only managed to produce the volume of plates we required to keep our busy color presses rolling, but the switch to Azura has helped reduce our chemical usage by 95%, which means significant cost savings in waste disposal.

Andrew Jones, Managing Director - Stephens & George
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We feel strongly about environmental friendliness. That is why we try to operate as ‘green’ as possible.

Bart Vander Roost - Planning, Production & Purchasing Manager - Varoprint
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True chemistry-free

As the image formation is a physical process, there is no need for developer or replenisher. No chemicals mean less disposal costs, a safer work environment and less waste.

Long bath life

In combination with the Azura CX clean-out unit, an extremely long gum bath life of up to 7,000 m² reduces equipment maintenance to an absolute minimum.

Water Saving

When switching from conventional processing to Azura TU, a water reduction of more than 95% can be realized, as no rinse water is required anymore.

Run lengths of up to 150,000 Copies

Azura TU puts the power of chemistry-free production into the hands of the most demanding sheet-fed commercial printers. Run lengths of up to 150,000 copies are now in reach with one single plate.

Fast Platemaking

A plate sensitivity of 160 mJ/cm² allows for more than 50 B1 plates per hour. Azura TU guarantees maximum CtP plate throughput on most commercial CtP platesetters.

High Quality

Azura TU is made of high-grade aluminum, allowing the delivery of prints with a razor-sharp image quality, up to 240 lpi.

Simplicity and stability

As the Azura TU plate is cleaned out with a simple pH-neutral gum, there are no changing processing parameters like temperature, conductivity or bath life. This results in a reliable and consistent image quality.

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