PlateRite 4600Z/S/E

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

SCREEN’s new PlateRite 4600Z, S and E CtP systems enable consistent production of high-quality printing plates. The high-end PlateRite 4600Z 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 4600Z/S/E


  • 4600_img01_1.pngAccurate reproduction of halftone dots with proprietary developed exposure headsTo 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 have improved the balance of vertical and horizontal lines, enabling sharper reproduction of halftone dots. This has led to a major increase in overall print quality.
  • 4600_img02.pngAutoloader maximizes productivityAn autoloader system can be installed to automate all processes from plate loading through exposure, transport and developing to discharge. The autoloader supports extended periods of continuous operation and significantly increases both productivity and press operating ratios.
  • 4600_img03.pngWider range of supported plate sizesImproved support for small size plates (optional)
    The newly available small size option supports minimum plate size of 270 × 278 mm (10.7" × 11"). This option provides increased flexibility when using letterpress systems.
    Some limitations apply with this option. Please contact your nearest SCREEN sales representative for further details.


Product name PlateRite 4600Z PlateRite 4600S PlateRite 4600E
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 × 660 mm (32.6" × 25.9");
Minimum 324 × 330 mm (12.8" × 13")
(Compatible with a 270 × 278 mm [10.7" × 11"] minimum plate size as a factory option)*1
Exposure size 830 × 636 mm (32.6" × 25") (12 mm [0.5"] leading/trailing edge clamps)
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 (standard), manual supply / automatic discharge (option), fully automatic (option)
Punch systems SCREEN, Heidelberg, Heidelbach W, Protocol, Komori and others
Dimensions (W × D × H) 1,985 × 1,315 × 1,300 mm (78.2" × 51.8" × 51.2") (including internal blower unit and feed tray)
Weight 830 kg (1,826 lb) (including internal blower unit and feed tray)
Power requirements Single phase 200 to 240 V, 15 A, 3.6 kW (including internal blower unit and autoloader)
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)
Options SA-L4600 single-cassette autoloader, MA-L4600 multi-cassette autoloader, plate transport system (built-in bridge), connection kit for SA-L/MA-L4300II, signal tower, air filter unit (AF-180N)

*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.