KONITA KTP-SR Plate Handling Procedure

- May 14, 2019-

 KTP-SR Double Layer Coating Thermal CTP Plate

Pre-Press – Pressroom & Plate Handling Procedure:


Plate Type:      No preheat, positive-working, thermal digital plate with excellent chemical and press                                               durability; no need baking for UV ink printing


Application:     Commercial, newspaper and packaging print applications


Aluminum:       Electrochemically Grained and Anodized Aluminum Substrate


Gauge:             0.15mm, 0.30mm, 0.40 Standard and 0.20mm, 0.24mm available in certain regions


Coating color:     Blue


Spectral Sensitivity:    780 - 850nm


Exposure Energy Required: 120 mJ/cm2 – 150 mJ/cm2 (dependent on imager type, configuration and resolution) 

Resolution:           1% to 99% @ 400 Ipi or 10 micron stochastic (dependent upon capability of imaging device) Developer:   DV-T Series Developer

Run Length:        400,000 impressions unbaked, 100,000 impressions for UV ink applications, 1,000,000 plus impressions baked


Safelight:  Daylight Handling


Shelflife:   12 months under recommended storage conditions


Pre-Press room:

KTP-SR Processor Set-up

Konita New Materials recommends a dip tank Thermal Plate processor or similar.





Processor speed

3.00 FT. / MIN

Dwell time (Dip To Nip)


Brush   developer rollers speed and   configuration

150 RPM


Developer temperature

AIM 24°C

RANGE 22°C TO 28°C

Developer & Replenisher

DV-T Developer   ready to use

Developer replenishment rate

7-10 ml per sq./ft.

Anti-Oxidation replenishment

Every ½ hour @ 10-12 ml per sq./ft.

Developer cycle

200 sq./ft. per gallon

Expected developer life

Low to med. volume customers = 1-2 months.

High volume customers = 1 month or less   depending on volume

Finisher solution life

7 working days. Replenish with half strength or   full strength as needed.

Drying Temperature

35-45°C (plate should be dry exiting processor)

Postbaking conditions (optional)

3.28 ft./min. @ 500° – 525°F

We recommend a processor technician to adjust the unit to its specified condition for optimum plate performance.


Plate Handling


Plates can be handled before and after imaging in white light.


Plate Handling

Imaged plates must be stored face to face with interleaf sheet between the plates.


Proper storage

Room Temperature conditions.

As with all CTP plates, it is recommended that both raw and imaged plates be handled with gloves and be stored with interleaving slip-sheets to prevent fingerprinting and scratching.