The PlateRite 4300/4100 series can handle the plate requirements of new larger-format 4-page presses. Both support a maximum plate size of 830 x 660 mm (32.7″ x 26″), and are also capable of supporting some of the smaller 2-page presses with a minimum plate size of 324 x 370 mm (12.8″ x 14.5″). The PlateRite 4300/4100 offers an unbeatably flexible and reliable solution for fast output of a wide variety of plate sizes.
Auto-balance lets you use different sized plates without requiring any manual adjustments for correct drum balance. All you do is select the type of plate you want to use and the PlateRite 4300/4100 automatically makes the necessary adjustments to create perfect drum balance for each plate size you use. The PlateRite 4300/4100 also features separate loading and unloading bays, so that one plate can be readied for loading while another is being exposed.
Screen’s automatic inline punching system is the industry leader for enabling perfect register on press. It does this by performing the two types of punching (for press and platesetter registrations) at the same time, immediately before mounting the plate on the drum. This method gives much greater registration accuracy compared with either manual or off-line punching, eliminates human error and achieves faster press makeready. Punch blocks from Heidelberg, Komori, Bacher, Protocol, Stoesser, Grapho Metronic, and Screen are available, covering the full range of sizes for all major press types. Up to four punch blocks can be mounted and selected according to plate size and press type.