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PlateRite 4600N-Z/S/E

4 page Thermal Plate Recorder
New high-end model delivers outstanding performance for 4-page thermal CtP systems!

SCREEN’s new PlateRite 4600N-Z, S and E CtP systems enable consistent production of high-quality printing plates. The high-end PlateRite 4600N-Z delivers an impressive throughput of up to 33 plates per hour.
The exposure heads used in the PlateRite 4600 series have been enhanced with the addition of new fiber laser diodes. These diodes enable the reproduction of sharper halftone dots, significantly improving print quality.
All systems can also be equipped with an option that supports plate sizes smaller than the standard settings (270 x 278 mm).

PlateRite 4600N-Z/S/E


  • Wider compatibility boosts efficiency and eco-friendliness Optimized production line using process-less plates
    All PlateRite 4600N models are compatible with process-less plates offered by a range of manufacturers. These plates greatly reduce both the chemicals and electricity used in processing units after exposure.
    All models also support waterless plates, which eliminate the need to process waste liquid (dampening solution) and significantly reduce environmental impact. The PlateRite 4600N series makes it possible to choose the optimal printing method and plate type for any situation, enabling the construction of a highly flexible production line.

  • 4600_img02-2.jpg Autoloader maximizes productivity An autoloader system can be installed to automate all processes from plate loading through exposure, transport and developing to discharge.
    Two types of systems are available. While the SA-L4600N single-cassette autoloader accepts one cassette containing up to 100 plates of the same size, the MA-L4600N multi-cassette autoloader can handle three separate cassettes with up to 100 plates each.
  • 4600N-img03.png Wider range of supported plate sizes Improved support for small size plates (optional)
    The PTR4600N can handle plate sizes ranging from a minimum of 270 x 278 mm (10.7" x 11") right up to 830 x 680 mm (32.6" x 26.8"). This makes it compatible with an even wider variety of presses. 
    Some limitations apply regarding support for optional media sizes. Please contact your nearest SCREEN sales representative for further details.
  • 4600_img01e.png Accurate reproduction of halftone dots with exposure heads To ensure more stable exposure, the light source is equipped with the same proven fiber laser diodes used in the PlateRite 8600 series. The resulting changes in the laser beam produce more accurate vertical and horizontal lines, enabling sharper reproduction of halftone dots. This has led to a major increase in overall print quality.


Product name PlateRite 4600N-Z PlateRite 4600N-S PlateRite 4600N-E
Model ID PT-R4600N-Z PT-R4600N-S PT-R4600N-E
Recording system External drum
Light source 64-channel fiber laser diodes 32-channel fiber laser diodes 16-channel fiber laser diodes
Plate sizes Maximum 830 x 680 mm (32.6" x 26.8"); Minimum 324 x 330 mm (12.8" x 13")
(Compatible with a minimum plate size of 270 x 278 mm [10.7" x 11"]
or 324 x 278 mm [12.8" x 11"] with option A or option B respectively)*1
Exposure size 830 x 656 mm (32.6" x 25.9") (12 mm [0.5"] leading/trailing edge clamps),
compatible with a maximum exposure size of 830 x 664 mm (32.6" x 26.2")
(8 mm [0.4"] leading/trailing edge clamps) as an option*1
Media Thermal aluminum plate
Media thickness 0.15 to 0.3 mm (5.9 to 11.8 mil)
Resolutions 1,200*2 /2,400/2,438/2,540 dpi
Repeatability ±5 microns*3
Productivity 33 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi (724 × 615 mm / 28.5" × 24.2")*4 21 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi (724 × 615 mm / 28.5" × 24.2")*4 11 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi (724 × 615 mm / 28.5" × 24.2")*4
Interface Gigabit Ethernet
Plate transport Manual supply / manual discharge, manual supply / automatic discharge, fully automatic
Punch systems SCREEN, Heidelberg, Heidelbach W, Protocol, Komori and others
Dimensions (W × D × H)

2,000 x 1,320 x 1,205 mm (78.8" x 52.0" x 47.5") (including built-in blower unit and feed tray)

Weight PlateRite 4600N-Z: 800 kg (1,764 lb) (including built-in blower unit and feed tray)
PlateRite 4600N-S/E: 785 kg (1,731 lb) (including built-in blower unit and feed tray)
Power requirements Single phase 200 to 240 V, 15 A, 3.6 kW (including built-in blower unit and feed tray)
Environment Recommended: 21 to 25°C (69.8 to 77°F)
Required: 18 to 26°C (64.4 to 78.8°F)
Relative humidity: 40 to 70% (no condensation)
Required option Any one of feed tray, SA-L4600N, MA-L4600N
Options SA-L4600N single-cassette autoloader, MA-L4600N multi-cassette autoloader,
plate transport system (built-in bridge), feed tray, signal tower, air filter unit (AF-190)

*1. Some limitations apply. Please contact your nearest SCREEN sales representative for further details.
*2. 1,200 dpi uses 2,400 dpi double dots.
*3. Over four consecutive exposures on one plate at 35°C (95°F) and 60% relative humidity.
*4. Productivity may vary depending upon media sensitivity.