B1 CtP Platesetter - PlateRite HD 8900N-Z/S/E

The new Screen PlateRite HD 8900N range comprises the Z, S, and E models, each one designed to meet the needs of different production environments and offers lower power consumption and increased environmental benefits.

Re-designed the Platerite HD 8900N CtP platesetter series can image over 65 plates an hour.Screen PlateRite 8900n B1 platesetter

The PlateRite HD 8900N series has been developed with the goal of minimising energy use and environmental impact. Energy use during operation has been cut by up to 43%, and a power-saving mode allows energy savings of up to 88% during idling. Together these savings greatly strengthen the environmental credentials of the PlateRite HD 8900 series.

The top-end, high-output PlateRite HD 8900N-Z can image up to 70 plates an hour (1,030 x 800 mm plate sizes at a resolution of 2,400 dpi). The S and E models deliver 48 and 36 plates an hour respectively, with the additional capability to combine high-precision halftone dots with a 4,000 dpi output to produce photo-quality printing. 3D lenticular output mode is available on all models to support crisp 3D printing. Features such as these support high value-added printing to enhance differentiation in the marketplace.

Production flexibility is a strong feature of this new Screen PlateRite series. All models can handle a variety of plate sizes from 304 x 305 mm to 1,165 x 950 mm making it ideal to support a wide range of offset presses. In addition, a new autoloader design features improved operability and flexibility. The ability to load plates during continuous exposure, results in increased production volumes and the ability to keep pace with the needs of multiple jobs and high-speed presses.

  • High-speed output of up to 70 plates per hour
  • Variety of plate sizes for different presses
  • Creation of sharper halftone dots with the latest technology
  • High-resolution output of 4,000 dpi
  • Compatibility with lenticular output mode
  • Automation Autoloader maximizes productivity
  • Loading of plates during processing

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Thermal Plate Recorder
The flagship model of Plate Rite series with latest technology

New flagship Z model - efficient production with super-fast output. - 8-Page Model Delivers Throughput of 70 Plates per Hour!


Remarkable quality.
Max. resolution of 4,000dpi*.
*Option for S and E models.


Improved operability with optional the Screen Autoloading system.


Safe for employees, gentle on environment.
Environmentally conscious CtP.

Auto Loader Options

SA-L8900 single-cassette autoloader (optional)
The SA-L 8900 single-cassette autoloader can hold up to 100 plates, which makes long periods of continuous unmanned operation possible. It automatically removes interleaf paper and sends it to an external collection box just before each plate is loaded. No contact is made with the sensitive emulsion side of the plate at any stage during transport, eliminating the risk of damage to the plate. Manual loading is also possible, providing the flexibility to use different sized plates whenever required.

MA-L8900 multi-cassette autoloader (optional)
The MA-L8900 multi-cassette autoloader enables complete automation of the cassette changing and plate loading processes. It is attached as an extension to the single-cassette autoloader. It comes standard with three cassettes, with each cassette holding up to 100 plates. An additional two cassettes are available as an option. The use of five cassettes enables automatic switching between up to 500 plates of five different sizes, as necessary for the job at hand. When the same size of plate is loaded in each cassette, extremely long periods of unmanned operation are possible.


PlateRite HD 8900N -Z/S/E specifications

Product Name PlateRite HD 8900N-Z PlateRite HD 8900N-S PlateRite HD 8900N-E
Model Name PT-R8900N
Recording system External drum
Light source 1,024-channel laser diode 512-channel laser diode
Plate size Maximum: 1,165 x 950 mm (45.8" x 37.4"); Minimum: 304 x 305 mm (12.0" x 12.1")*1
Exposure size Maximum: 1,165 x 938 mm (45.8" x 36.9")
Plate Thermal aluminum plate
Plate thickness 0.15 to 0.3 mm (5.9 mil to 11.8 mil) [0.4 mm (15.7 mil)*2available as an option]
Resolutions 1,200*3/2,400/2,438/2,540 dpi 1,200*3/2,400/2,438/2,540/4,000 dpi
(4,000 dpi is only available when the high resolution option*4is selected)
Repeatability ± 5 µm*5
Productivity*6 70 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi 48 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi 36 plates/hr at 2,400 dpi
(1,030 x 800 mm/40.5" x 31.4" plates) (1,030 x 800 mm/40.5" x 31.4" plates) (1,030 x 800 mm/40.5" x 31.4" plates)
Interface Gigabit-Ethernet
Punch systems Screen, Heidel, Heidelbach W, Protocol, and Komori punch systems are standard; all others are special orders.
(Up to twelve individual punch blocks can be selected and mounted as an option, depending on the plate sizes and printing press types being used.)
Dimensions (W x D x H) Main unit: 2,640 x 1,475 x 1,394 mm (104" x 58.1" x 54.9")(blower unit is internal)
Chiller unit: 350 x 720 x 720 mm (13.8" x 28.4" x 28.4")
Weight Main unit: 1,115 kg (2,530 lb); Chiller unit: 63 kg (138.6 lb)
Power requirements Main unit: Single phase 200 V to 240 V, 16 A, 3.2 kW Main unit: Single phase 200 V to 240 V, 16 A, 3.2 kW
Chiller unit: Single phase 200 V to 240 V, 4 A, 0.7 kW Chiller unit*7: Single phase 200 V to 240 V, 3 A, 0.6 kW
[SA-L and MA-L are supplied by main unit.] [SA-L and MA-L are supplied by main unit.]
Environment Recommended: 21 to 25°C (69.8 to 77°F);
Required: 18 to 26°C (64.4 to 78.8°F); Relative humidity: 40 to 70% (no condensation)
Required options*8 MA-L8900, SA-L8900, plate insertion table
Options Plate transport system to connect with plate processor (built-in bridge, AT-T8001R, AT-M8001), various printing press punches,
support for 0.4 mm (15.7 mil) thickness, high resolution (4,000 dpi support)*4, lenticular printing plate output*4,
air fi lter unit (AF-180N), upgrade to Z or S specifi cations.
Applicable standard Main unit: Approved UL, CSA, Declared CE
Chiller unit: Approved UL, CSA, Declared CE
*1 Plates wider than 590 mm (23.3") and narrower than 610 mm (24") cannot be used.  
*2 Plates that are 0.4 mm (15.7 mil) thick must be 900 x 770 mm (35.5" x 30.4") or larger.
*3 1,200 dpi uses 2,400 dpi double dots.    
*4 Option must be selected before the unit is shipped from the factory.  
*5 Over four consecutive exposures on one plate at 23°C (73.4°F) and 60% relative humidity.
*6 This value is for when an autoloader is connected. Productivity may vary depending on the sensitivity of the plate.
*7 The North American specifi cations may be single phase 200/208/220/230/240 V, 8 A, 1.4 kW.
*8 One of the options must be selected. Consult a Screen representative regarding throughput when the plate insertion table is chosen.
Autoloader specifications    
Product Name SA-L8900 MA-L8900  
Compatible models*1 PlateRite 8900N-Z/S/E  
No. of cassettes 1 Up to 5 cassettes (3 cassettes as standard)  
Cassette capacity 100 plates (0.15 to 0.3 mm thickness) 100 plates per casette (0.15 to 0.3 mm thickness)  
75 plates (More than 0.3 mm thickness) 75 plates per casette (More than 0.3 mm thickness)  
Plate size Maximum: 1,165 x 950 mm (45.8" x 37.4"); Minimum: 304 x 305 mm (12.0" x 12.1")  
Plate thickness 0.15 to 0.4 mm (5.9 mil to 15.7 mil)  
Dimensions (W x D x H) 1,827 x 2,351 x 1,530 mm (71.9" x 92.6" x 60.3") 3,345 x 2,351 x 1,530 mm (131.7" x 92.6" x 60.3")  
Weight*2 600 kg (1,320 lb) 1,088 kg (2,394 lb)  
Power requirements Supplied by main unit  
Environment Recommended: 21 to 25°C (69.8 to 77°F);  
Required: 18 to 26°C (64.4 to 78.8°F); Relative humidity: 40 to 70% (no condensation)  
Options Additional carrier-type cassette (with dustproof cover) Additional cassette  
Left layout kit (for fi led upgrade is under consideration) Left layout as factory option  
*1 PlateRite 8000N series can not be connected.    
*2 Not including the weight of the plates.    
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