The PlateRite 8600MII is another high-quality thermal CtP recorder built with the renowned technology and expertise that have made SCREEN the world's number one CtP manufacturer. Screen's unique thermal external drum technology is combined with its high-precision optics to enable fast and high-quality plate output. As there is no need for complex processing and intermediate steps, such as outputting layout data to film or exposing plates using film, the plate production process with CtP is much simpler than traditional platemaking. Furthermore, CtP eliminates paste-up errors and foreign-matter contamination, contributing to increased efficiency in both the platemaking and printing process. Last but not least, thermal CtP output produces sharper halftone dots than traditional platemaking methods, and therefore dramatically improves printing quality.
Faster turnaround plus improved quality and lower costs1. Improved registration and press productivity
2. Reduced turnaround times from the shortened production process
3. Cost reduction through the elimination of film processing
4. Sharper, more accurate dots
5. More consistent quality and reduced labor costs
Full-digital workflowAn EQUIOS workflow system helps to achieve maximum productivity. Linking with EQUIOS enables non-stop automation while minimizing errors and production losses. Output to a CtP recorder is also easier than ever before.
Auto-balance systemThe PlateRite 8600MII features Screen's unique auto-balance system. The operator simply selects the plate size and type from the display menu and the auto-balance system automatically fine-tunes and optimizes the balance of the recording drum. This ensures stable drum rotation even at high speeds.
Stable exposure beamWith the PlateRite 8600MII, the exposure head and its built-in laser move as a single unit. This prevents any profile fluctuation caused by changes in the shape of the optical fiber and produces a stable beam.
PlateRite 8600MII specifications
64-channel laser diodes
32-channel laser diodes
Maximum 1,060 x 830 mm (41.7" x 32.6"); Minimum 450 x 370 mm (17.8" x 14.6")
Maximum 1,060 x 806 mm (41.7" x 31.7")
[ Maximum 1,060 x 806 mm (41.7" x 31.7") at 900rpm; Maximum 1,060 x 810mm (41.7" x 31.8") at 600rpm ]
Thermal aluminum plate
0.15 to 0.3 mm (6 to 11.8 mil)
± 5 µm*2
20 plates/hr (1,030 x 800 mm/40.5" x 31.4" plates) at 2,400 dpi*3 *4
13 plates/hr (1,030 x 800 mm/40.5" x 31.4" plates) at 2,400 dpi*3 *4
Dimensions (W x D x H)
Main unit: 2,500 x 1,120 x 1,320 mm (98.5" x 44.1" x 52")
Main unit: 880 kg (1,930 lb)
Main unit: Single phase 200 V to 240 V, 30A, 4.0 kW
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)
*1 1,200 dpi uses 2,400 dpi double dots.
*2 Over four consecutive exposures on one plate at 23°C (73.4°F) and 60% relative humidity.
*3 Productivity may vary depending upon media sensitivity.
*4 The productivity is calculated, based on 10 sec for took out and set the plate.