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Jun 2, 2016

New Processless Plate for HUV Inks

Fujifilm have announced the launch of a new processless plate, SUPERIA ZD, which is compatible with HUV LED curing inks and ideal for longer run jobs, while offering all the reliability and stability features of SUPERIA PRO-T3. These advances open up the benefits of processless plates to a much wider range of printers than ever before..

The SUPERIA ZD processless plate incorporates three exciting new technologies — MGZ, HDN and s-HDS:

1. MGZ is a new graining structure, which has been added to Fujifilm's MGV technology used in the SUPERIA PRO-T3 plate, to ensure the optimum ink/water balance on press. This new plate structure enhances the adhesion between the substrate and the exposed image, further improving the robustness of the plate during printing.

[Image] New SUPERIA technologies

 

2. In order to ensure compatibility with UV inks, a new accelerator has been introduced. As a result, optical energy is used to efficiently cross-link the binders to produce a high density network (HDN). This HDN technology ensures the exposed image has a higher resistance against UV inks and related press chemicals.

[Image] New SUPERIA technologies

 

3. Fujifilm's newly developed “s-HDS” technology optimises the water holding properties of the surface of the non-image area. This enhances the resistance to toning and improves ink/water balance while retaining the fast on-press development characteristics of SUPERIA PRO-T3.

[Image] New SUPERIA technologies

 

Like the SUPERIA PRO-T3 plate, the new SUPERIA ZD plate contributes to resource savings in five key areas: material, labor, energy, environment and water, while also offering the additional benefits of longer run lengths, web press suitability and enhanced chemical resistance — meaning that it is suitable for the latest UV press technologies including LED-UV and H-UV printing.