Processless CTP

Superia PRO-T3 - Our most advanced plate ever

Superia PRO-T3 is the third generation of Fujifilm’s processless plate, and our most advanced printing plate ever, incorporating high performance coating and micro-graining technologies. See how PRO-T3 delivers exceptional performance in combination with significant resource savings:

Eliminates the need for a processor

Processless plate production represents the simplest way to make plates. Once the plate has been imaged in a platesetter, it is mounted directly on the press where the removal of the plate coating has been cleverly integrated into the start-up of the press. This results in in complete elimination of the processor and associated chemistry, power, water and maintenance.

  • No cleaning or maintenance: Labour and environmental savings
  • No chemistry: Material and labour savings
  • No power requirement: Energy savings
  • No waste water: Water savings

High sensitivity

Superia PRO-T3 is highly sensitive, rated at 120 mJ/cm2 – in fact it’s the most senstive processless plate in the market. Achieve the highest productivity from your platesetter with no modifications.

  • Faster platesetting: Labour and energy savings

Mount the plate directly to press

Superia PRO-T3 actually speeds up production compared to a traditional system requiring a processor or finishing unit, as the plate can be mounted directly on-press once image. Together with faster platesetting this means PRO-T3 is the fastest way to get a plate on press.

  • Less handling of plate: Labour savings


Optimum performance with Fujifilm pressroom chemistry

This diagram highlights how the on press development and ink receptivity has been improved. Superia PRO-T3 works with any fount solution, but its performance can be further improved by using a dedicated fount from Fujifilm’s Superia pressroom chemistry range. This is because the formulation of the fount has been carefully tailored to optimise the softening of the non-image area of the plate and therefore maximise the on-press development process.

  • Less sheets to run up to colour: Material savings

Maximised environmental performance

The environmental performance of a printing plate can only really be judged by considering the carbon footprint impact across the product’s full life cycle. This type of analysis is complex, but takes into account the impact on the environment of the product at all stages of its life. For a plate, the product life cycle analysis applies to all component parts of the production process. With PRO-T3, there is complete elimination of the processor, associated chemistry, energy required to power the processor, water and waste from plate production. By removing all these aspects of processing, the reduction in the overall carbon footprint, and therefore impact on the environment, is significant.

  • Reduced environmental impact from all stages of product life cycle: Environmental savings

Ultra-high quality

Unlike some plate production systems that reduce chemistry consumption, Superia PRO-T3 does not suffer from any quality limitations, as it has a specification of 1-99% resolution and is capable of reproducing 20 µm FM screening. In addition, because PRO-T3 does not require any processing or finishing involving chemistry or gum, the stability and consistency of output is actually better than a traditionally processed plate. The end result is consistent, ultra-high quality print delivered quickly and easily.

Excellent performance on press

The on-press development process has been optimised to such an extent that the plate coating is removed within a few sheets. There’s no change in the press startup process, and Superia PRO-T3 actually offers the fastest run up to colour on the market. It is very easy to use on press and tolerant of different press conditions and fount and ink combinations. PRO-T3 is running successfully on thousands of presses around the world from all of the major manufacturers.

Raise money for WaterAid

As a result of the impact Brillia HD PRO-T3 has in eliminating water use during plate production, Fujifilm is giving a percentage of the sales of PRO-T3 plates in Europe, Middle East & Africa, to WaterAid. Fujifilm has raised over €175,000 for the international charity that transforms lives by improving access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities.

Example savings with processless CTP

Savings quoted are in comparison to typical offset production environments and may vary depending on a printer’s specific situation. Calculations are based on an assumption of 20,000 sqm/year plate production.