An affordable, 4 Up entry-level platesetter, the Screen PlateRite 4300E is the most cost-effective way for smaller Litho printers to move into thermal CtP printing plate technology.
The PlateRite 4300E can be upgradeable to a PlateRite 4300S, with an output of 21 plates per hour.
This Screen CtP system comes with features that have won the PlateRite range its reputation for high quality, high accuracy, and high reliability, making it a attractive choice for the small or medium size printer with B3, B2 plus presses looking to enter the CtP market.
Combined with SPEKTA 2, Screen’s hybrid FM/AM screening technique, this CtP package will standards in quality and productivity needed for your business.
- Versatile, easy to use and output suitable for 2-page or 4-page presses
- Auto-balance for different plate sizes
- Simple Retro upgrade path for the ideal CtP system
- Optional inline punching and automated plate loading
- Automatic inline punch
- Autoloader options
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Versatile, easy to use, output for 2 or 4 page presses
The PlateRite 4300S and PlateRite 4300E can handle the plate requirements of new larger-format 4-page presses. Both support a maximum plate size of 830 x 660 mm (32.6" x 25.9"), 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 14.6")*.
The PlateRite 4300S and PlateRite 4300E offer an unbeatably flexible and reliable solution for fast output of a wide variety of plate sizes.
* 304 x 370 mm (12" x 14.6") support is available as a factory option.
Auto-balance for different plate sizes
Auto-balance lets you use different sized plates without making any manual adjustments for correct drum balance.
All you do is select the type of plate you want to use and the PlateRite 4300S and PlateRite 4300E automatically make the necessary adjustments to create perfect drum balance for each plate size.
The PlateRite 4300S and PlateRite 4300E also feature separate loading and unloading bays, so that one plate can be readied for loading while another is being exposed.
Create the ideal CtP system with a simple upgrade
For the ideal environment for your increased productivity needs, you can upgrade your PlateRite 4300E to the PlateRite 4300S* by simply exchanging parts required for the PlateRite 4300E.
This reduces wasted expenses and improves the operational efficiency of your platesetter.
* Please see the specifications sheet for information on the resolutions available when upgrading to the PlateRite 4300S.
Optional automatic inline punching and automated plate loading
Screen’s automatic inline punching system is the industry leader for enabling perfect register on press. It does this by performing two types of punching (for press and platesetter registration) 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.
The PlateRite 4300S and PlateRite 4300E can be configured for efficient automatic operation with Screen’s optional autoloaders, which are acclaimed in the market for their reliability and precision. Both the PlateRite 4300S and PlateRite 4300E can be paired with the SA-L4300II single-cassette autoloader.
This high-quality unit can hold up to 100 plates and automatically removes interleaf paper before loading each plate.
It is also possible to upgrade from the SA-L 4300II to the MA-L 4300II multi-cassette autoloader, which comes standard with three cassettes and enables up to 300 plates of three different sizes to be loaded and imaged in the PlateRite 4300S without operator intervention.
The PlateRite 4300S and PlateRite 4300E can also be paired with the more economical SA-L 4100* single-cassette autoloader. Both the PlateRite 4300S and PlateRite 4300E are supported by an automatic processor bridge, which extends process automation all the way through to the plate processor.
* The SA-L 4100 has a capacity of 50 plates and requires manual interleaf removal.
Option - Autoloader - SA-L4100II
The SA-LSingle auto loader option for the PlateRite 4300 allows automatic loading from a single cassette. Manual removal of interleaf paper is required. The field installable option turns the semi automatic PlateRite 4300E/S into an almost fully automatic CtP device, including punching.
- Up to 50 plates online
- Cleaning roller
- Plate Cassette with cassette carrier
- Extra Plate cassettes with cassette carrier are optional available
Option - Autoloader SA-L4300II
Automatic feeding on the PlateRite 4300.
The SAL Single Auto Loader option for the PlateRite 4300E/S allows automatic loading from a single cassette. This field installable options turns the semi automatic CtP device, including de-interleaving and punching.
- Up to 100 plates online
- Extra cassettes with trolley available
- Unattended operation for over 9 hours
- Automatic paper removal
- Easy "Plate remake" facility
Option - Multiple Automatic feeding on the PlateRite 4300E/S MA-L4300II
The MAL Multi Auto Loader option is designed for 3 cassettes to be online, enabling 3 different plate sizes, achieving a maximum capacity of 300 CtP plates. At full productivity the PlateRite 4300S can operate for over 17 hours unattended.
- Up to 300 plates online
- Unattended operation for over 17 hours
- 3 different plate sizes
- Easy "Plate remake" facility
Option - Intelligent bridging device - AT-T4000
The AT-T4000 is an intelligent bridging device that connects the PlateRite 4300 to virtually any plate processor. Adjustable both in its height and speed it transports the imaged plate from exposure unit to processor under optimum conditions. The device also ensures plates are absolutely parallel as they enter the chemical bath which in turn ensures even processing of the emulsion. Its open design also allows plates imaged on other exposure devices to be manually loaded and developed.