PlateRite FX1524N/FX1200N

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, their superior halftone dot reproduction ensures consistently high-quality printing even in the highlight and shadow areas.
The PlateRite FX1524N/FX1200N is designed for a wide range of uses, including the production of labels, flexible packaging, cartons, and corrugated packaging.

PlateRite FX1524N/FX1200N


  • Consistent plate qualityThe PlateRite FX1524N and FX1200N eliminate many of the problems associated with platemaking using film, including image unevenness, problems caused by dust, and UV scattering. They also solve 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 to ensure consistent plate quality and reduces wastage with fewer plates having to be re-output due to errors.
  • Proven technologyThe light source used by the PlateRite FX series, 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 series’ light source is both long-lived and inexpensive to operate.
  • 4,800 dpi resolution for high-quality outputThe PlateRite FX1524N and FX1200N offer 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.

    Furthermore, newly developed Super Fine Cell function forms minute indents in the plate surface that are used to retain ink, enabling a higher volume to be transferred. This function is particularly effective for increasing ink density in solid areas.

  • Easy OperationWhen using H1,067mm (42.0") plates, both leading and trailing edges of the plates can be fixed with clamps to simplify operation. Plates are loaded automatically and are accurately positioned with a simple button push. Note: The supported minimum plate size is 200 x 200 mm (7.9" x 7.9").




PlateRite FX1524N

PlateRite FX1200N
Product name

PT-R FX1524N


Letterpress digital plates, flexo digital plates, thermal ablation films, thermal offset plates (option)

Media sizes Maximum 1,524 × 1,067 mm (60.0" × 42.0")
Minimum 200 × 100 mm (7.9" × 4.0")
Maximum 1,200 × 1,067 mm (47.2" × 42.0")
Minimum 200 × 100 mm (7.9" × 4.0")
Media thickness*1

0.06 to 6.35 mm


2,400 dpi, 2,540 dpi, 4,800 dpi*2


4 to 6 m2/h (6,200 to 9,300 sq in/h)*3


Upgrade to FX1524N, thermal offset plate option*4, inline UV LED exposure function

(W × H × D)
Main unit: 2,450 × 1,208 × 1,110 mm (96.5" × 47.6" × 43.7")
Air filtering unit: 527 × 838 × 667 mm (20.8" × 33.0" × 26.3")
Blower unit: 681 × 549 × 707 mm (26.9" × 21.7" × 27.9)
Chiller unit: 350 × 716 × 720 mm (13.8" × 28.2" × 28.4") (UV LED option)
Weight Main unit: 1,120 kg (2,464 lb)
Air filtering unit: 90 kg (198 lb)
Blower unit: 50 kg (110 lb)
Chiller unit: 63 kg (138.6 lb) (UV LED option)
Main unit: Single phase 200 to 240 V, 20 A, 4 kW
Air filtering unit: Single phase 200 to 240 V, 16 A, 3.2 kW
Blower unit: Single phase 200 to 240 V, 10 A, 1.2 kW
Chiller unit: Single phase 200 to 240 V, 3 A, 0.6 kW (UV LED option)
Environment Temperature: 21 to 25°C (69.8 to 77°F) [recommended], Relative humidity: 40 to 70% (no condensation)

*1 Limitations may exist depending on the plate material.
*2 Note that 4,800 dpi screening is not possible for thermal offset plates.
*3 Productivity may vary depending on the media sensitivity.
*4 Supported thermal offset plate sizes range from a maximum of 1,165 × 950 mm (45.8" × 37.4") to a minimum of 320 × 100 mm (12.6" × 4.0").