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PlateRite Ultima 40000N

40-36 page Thermal Plate Recorder
Large-format platesetter with unprecedented speed and quality

SCREEN has dedicated itself to developing advanced technology that is a step ahead, so that we can consistently offer optimal solutions that streamline processing while improving productivity and quality.
The crystallization of SCREEN’s efforts in the CtP field is our latest large-format thermal platesetters, the PlateRite Ultima 40000N.

PlateRite Ultima 40000N


  • GLV™ imaging head with high-power laserGLV™ (Grating Light Valve™) technology employs the same production processes as those used in semiconductor manufacturing. A GLV™ array is made up of thousands of microscopic reflective ribbons placed over a silicon chip.
    These ribbons can be moved up and down to either reflect or diffract the imaging laser that is targeted at the array, and thus simultaneously turn on and off an extremely high number of optical channels.
    SCREEN utilizes the laser control technology that has been cultivated over the years to target a high-power laser at the GLV™ array with extremely high precision, making it possible to simultaneously control 512 or 1,024 channels of light.
    These 512 or 1,024 channels can expose the image for each rotation of the drum and contributes to much higher productivity.
    The combination of a high-power laser and GLV™ technology delivers sharp and clear halftone dots, which is the core technology of the PlateRite Ultima 40000N  to meet the stringent demands of SCREEN’s clients.
  • Automatic inline plate punching for extremely high registration accuracyThe PlateRite Ultima series features an automatic inline punching system that helps eliminate misalignment caused by improper plate positioning, and results in superior registration accuracy. When optional press punch blocks are used (up to 10 punch blocks can be mounted and selected according to the plate size and press type), the imaged plates can be loaded directly onto the press after output. The use of press punch blocks during plate output eliminates the need of manual punching afterwards, ensures excellent registration accuracy, and creates the foundation of the perfect results on press. It also dramatically shortens press make-ready time and improves press operating ratios for even better overall productivity.
  • Automated plate loading for very large format platesMounting larger and heavier plates not only becomes the burden on the operator but also reduces the efficiency of the CtP production line, since the use of larger plates increases the risk of damaging plates when handling and much time is required for loading operations. Automatic plate loading is critical to ensure the stability of the CtP operations when using large-sized plates. The PlateRite Ultima 40000N can be fitted with the optional MA-L40000N SKID automatic plate loaders, both featuring the PlateRite series’ renowned plate transporting technology. We also offer solutions to connect 2 autoloaders to one CtP. These automatic plate loaders make it possible to create a fully automated production line.  
  • Dual plate loading (option)The advanced PlateRite Ultima 40000N series can load not only a single large-sized plate to the drum, but also a pair of small-sized plates together. Imaging a pair of small-sized plates increases the productivity since the loading and unloading steps can be skipped.



Product name PlateRite Ultima 40000N-ZT PlateRite Ultima 40000N-ZS
Model ID PT-R40000N-ZT PT-R40000N-ZS
Recording system External drum
Light source per head Dual head
1,024 ch GLV
Bar laser diode 60 W x 2
Single head
1,024 ch GLV
Bar laser diode 60 W x 2
Plate size Maximum 2,280 x 1,600 mm [89.7" x 62.9"];
Minimum 650 x 550 mm [25.6" x 21.7"]
Dual plate support Support for two plates,
maximum 1,060 x 1,600 mm [41.7" x 62.9"] each
Imaging size Maximum 2,280 x 1,585 mm [89.7" x 62.4"]*1
(Leading edge gripper margin: 8 mm [0.32"];
Trailing edge gripper margin: 7 mm [0.28"])
Plate thickness 0.2 to 0.4 mm [7.9 to 15.7 mil]*2
Plate type Thermal aluminum plate
Resolutions 1,200*3, 2,400, 2,540 dpi
Press punch systems Installation of up to 10 units
Interface Gigabit-Ethernet
(W x D x H)
Main unit: 3,840 x 3,500 x 1,795 mm
[151.2" x 137.8" x 70.7"]
Weight Main unit: 3,500 kg [7,386 lb] 
Power requirements Main unit : Single phase 200 to 240 V, 6.0 kW, 30 A
Chiller unit*6 : Single phase 200 to 240 V, 0.6 kW, 3 A
Blower unit : Single phase 200 to 240 V, 1.2 kW, 10 A
Environment Recommended: Temperature 21 to 25°C (69.8°to 77°F); Relative humidity: 50 to 70%
Required: Temperature 18 to 26°C (64.4°to 78.7°F); Relative humidity: 40 to 70%
Manual plate loading table, chiller unit, blower unit
Punchless plate handling option, signal tower
MA-L40000N, SA-L40000N SKID*5, AT-M40000N

*1 When the punchless plate handling option is used, the leading edge gripper margin is 5 mm and the trailing edge gripper margin is 7 mm.
*2 When the factory option for support of 0.5 mm thick plates is selected, the supported plate thickness is 0.3 to 0.5 mm.
*3 1,200 dpi uses doubled 2,400 dpi dots.
*4 For information on system dimensions, please consult your Screen representative.
*5 There are limits to the sizes of plate this unit can handle.
*6 The specification of the chiller depends to the region.