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PlateRite FX870II / FX870IIE

Flexo letterpress CTP
Provides higher quality and efficiency for flexo & letterpress printing

The PlateRite FX series are high-quality, easy to use, reliable CtP recorders that offer optimal flexo/letterpress plate output for printing and prepress companies. They can image the black mask layer of resin plates directly, thereby eliminating the need for film and other intermediate processing. This results in more efficient operations, as well as more consistent output quality. What’s more, the PlateRite FX series units’ superior halftone dot reproduction ensures consistently high quality printing even in the highlight and shadow areas. The PlateRite FX870II and FX870IIE is the ideal flexo/letterpress CtP recorder for printing companies that already possess letterpress printing presses but want higher quality output, as well as for companies looking to improve the quality of the labels output from their intermittent letterpress printing presses, offset label printing presses, or flexo combination printing presses.• In their standard configuration, the PlateRite 870II / FX870ⅡE support a maximum output resolution of 4,800 dpi.

PlateRite FX870II / FX870IIE


  • Consistent plate qualityThe PlateRite FX870II / FX870ⅡE eliminate many of the problems associated with platemaking using film, including image unevenness, problems caused by dust, and UV scattering. They also eliminate the many problems inherent in going from film to plate, such as misalignment of the film during platemaking and registration errors arising from stretching of the film. This helps ensure consistent plate quality and reduces the waste inherent in repeating plate output due to errors.
  • Proven technologyThe light source used by the PlateRite FX units, a multi-channel laser diode, is the same type of laser as those used in Screen’s traditional offset CTP recorders. This proven, reliable, high-powered laser images the black mask layer of resin plates. In addition to enabling sharp imaging, the PlateRite FX units’ light source is both long-lived and inexpensive to operate.
  • 4,800 dpi resolution for high-quality outputThe PlateRite FX870II / FX870ⅡE offers a maximum output resolution of 4,800 dpi. This high resolution significantly reduces the incidence of problems common in low-resolution output, such as jaggies in diagonal lines and curves, and dramatically improves the repeatability of fine line reproduction. 4,800 dpi output also delivers smooth gradations, and almost completely eliminates unevenness, even in the highlight areas.
  • Easy OperationLoading plates onto the drum is simple. The operator simply uses clamps to fix the leading edge of the resin plate in place and then attaches the trailing edge with tape. Leading edge clamps, paired with the design of the suction gutters on the face of the drum, make it possible for the PlateRite FX870II / FX870ⅡE to handle a variety of plates ranging from a minimum of 100 x 100 mm (4” x 4”) to a maximum of 870 × 762 mm (34.2” × 30.0”). This makes the PlateRite FX870II / FX870ⅡE perfect for producing the A3 and A4 size plates that are standard in the label industry, while also providing the flexibility to produce larger, A1 size plates.




Product Name PlateRite FX870II PlateRite FX870IIE
Media Flexo digital plates, letterpress digital plates, thermal ablation film, thermal offset plate (option)
Media sizes Maximum 870 x 762 mm (34.2" x 30.0"); Minimum 100 x 100 mm (4.0" x 4.0")
Media thickness

Flexo digital plates, Letterpress digital plates:0.7 to 2.84㎜
Dry film:0.1㎜ or above
thermal offset plates (option):0.15 to 0.3㎜

Resolution 2,400 (2,540) dpi, 4,800 dpi *1
Prouctivity 4 to 6 m2 /h
(6,200 to 9,300 insq/h) *2
2 to 3m2 /h
(3,100 to 4,650 insq/h) *2
Options Thermal offset plate option*3 , signal tower unit
Weight Main unit: 670 kg (1,474 lb)
Air filtering unit: 109 kg (239.8 lb)
Main unit: 680 kg (1,496 lb)
Air filtering unit: 109 kg (240 lb)
Power requirements Main unit: Single phase 200 to 240 V, 16 A, 3.2 kW
Air filtering unit: Single phase 200 to 240 V, 14 A, 2.2 kW
Environment Temperature: 21 to 25 °C (69.8 to 77 °F)
[recommended], Relative humidity: 30 to 71% (no condensation)

*1 Note that 4,800 dpi screening is not possible for thermal offset plates.
*2 Productivity may vary depending on the media sensitivity.
*3 Supported thermal offset plate sizes range from a maximum of 870 x 762 mm (34.2" x 30.0") to a minimum of 200 x 100 mm (7.9" x 4.0").