THERMALNEWS PT Digital Plate

            Thermal quality and stability for newspaper

Save Water and Energy

KODAK THERMALNEWS PT Digital Plates let you eliminate preheat and prewash from processing without sacrificing productivity. 
Reduce processing energy usage by up to 60% by eliminating preheat. Reduce processing water usage by 50% by eliminating prewash.

Outstanding Performance, plus Flexibility

Run lengths up to 200,000 impressions with no preheat.
Or keep preheat and prewash for run lengths up to 350,000 impressions, longer with postbaking.
Fast processing and thermal quality and stability no matter which option you choose.

Efficient Chemistry Usage

Longer processing cycles, using equal or less chemistry than competitive plates, even "chemistry free" plates.
Fewer developer changes for fewer interruptions, more uptime and reduced cleaning expenses.


Negative working, thermal digital plate with no preheat/prewash. Optional preheating for longer run lengths.


Newspaper applications

Spectral sensitivity

800 – 850 nm

Laser energy required

65 – 70 mJ/cm 2


1% to 98% @ 150 lpi

FM capability

36-micron stochastic for newspaper printing applicationsFor optimum FM performance, Kodak recommends  KODAK STACCATO Screening on  KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology Devices.

Run length

Up to 200,000 impressions unbaked with no preheat/prewashUp to 350,000 impressions unbaked with preheat/prewash> 350,000 impressions baked with preheat/prewashActual run length may vary according to press, ink and paper conditions.


For manual handling and platesetter loading, operate under yellow safelight.