Polyester Plate LithographyPrinting with Polyester litho plate is similar to aluminum plate lithography. It is an excellent tool to spark interest in beginning litho students by combining computer imagery and hard printed lithography offering immediate results. Polyester plates are designed to print high resolution computer imagery using a dry toner laser printer such as the HP5000 Laser Jet Printer or copier. Plates may also be hand worked using heat fixable toner washes, permanent markers, ball point pen, etc. Plates do not require traditional etch process. Simply image the plate, process with chemistry provided, ink, and print. Traditional litho inks, etching, offset and some relief inks can be used: Instructions included. Polyester laser plates are also known as Direct to plate or D2p Plate. Print digital images directly to polyester plate with a laser printer.
- Cost effective
- Litho or etching press may be used
- Environmentally friendly
- No exposure system required
- Excellent matrix to insert digital imagery or text into a print in progress
Smart plate is a brand of polyester litho plate that is coated on both sides, both sides can be imaged. If using punch registration punch holes after imaging.
12 1/2" x 19 3/8" 100 pack Smart Plate Pricing
12 1/2" x 19 3/8" 10 pack Smart Plate Pricing
24" x 36" 10 pack Smart Plate Pricing
Dilutes 30:1 with water
Allows plate to absorb water & reduce scumming
Removes toner particles before printing