SONORA XP Process Free Plates

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Lower Costs

The cost savings make switching to SONORA Process Free Plates an easy business decision. Eliminating the processing step lets printers save on chemistry, water, processor maintenance and chemistry disposal, as well as reducing the significant cost of processing variability.

Environmental Benefits

With SONORA Plates, printers show their customers and community that they are environmental leaders by eliminating all the chemicals, water, energy and waste associated with plate processing.

Unlike the Others

Productivity, print quality and print performance comparable to mainstream processed plates set SONORA Plates apart from other process free plates. Now process free is possible for printers needing a plate for longer run lengths, web or sheetfed, UV and H-UV, VLF applications and more.

Effortless Process Control

Because there are no processing variables, SONORA Plates can be put on press with no dot measurement needed and no surprises.

Simplified & Streamlined

Eliminating the processing step means a job can get to press faster with fewer chances for errors along the way.

Non-ablative, thermal negative-working (write-the-image) plate incorporating Kodak's press ready technology


High-quality short- to medium-run sheetfed, heatset web, offset packaging (non UV) and short-run UV applications

Spectral sensitivity

800 – 850 nm

Laser energy required

150 mJ/cm on platesetters with KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology175 mJ/cm 2  on KODAK ACHIEVE Platesetters 150 - 210 mJ/cm 2  dependent on imager type, configuration and resolution


1% to 99% @ 200 lpi Dependent upon capability of imaging device.

FM capability

20-micron stochastic Dependent upon imaging device capabilities, print applications and screening algorithms. For optimum FM performance, Kodak recommends KODAK STACCATO Screening on platesetters with KODAK SQUARESPOT Imaging Technology.

Run length

Up to 200,000 impressions with heatset/coldset web presses Up to 100,000 impressions with sheetfed presses Up to 50,000 impressions for offset packaging applications Up to 10,000 impressions for UV Dependent upon image resolution, press, press chemistry, ink and paper conditions.


The plate can be handled before and after imaging safely for: up to 1 hour under white light up to 8 hours under C20 - UV Cut up to 24 hours under G-10 yellow light Safelight limits @ 800 Lux