Zahara XP Plate for Sheetfed Printing

The Zahara XP for sheetfed printers is the only high contrast printing plate that is both waterless and chemistry-free—a tremendously exciting breakthrough for the industry. Zahara XP is specifically designed for sheetfed presses.

  • Chemistry-free plate setup completes the picture of eco-friendly waterless printing and improves profitability and safety virtually overnight
  • Higher solvent and scratch resistance
  • More durable plates enable longer runs per plate to lower your operating costs

Consistent Quality Ensures Flawless Performance

Verico’s high-end coating technology always provides the finest screening and a sharp dot on every substrate. Our plates deliver high resolution and reach up to 300 lines per inch. In production, we cut the plate aluminum in line. This gives each plate the same precise, smooth edge and avoids damage to expensive rollers and blanket material.

With our stringent Quality Control processes, you can be confident that every plate will provide the same flawless performance.

Superior Durability for Longer Press Runs

Zahara plates are known for their durability; the silicone layer stays extremely stable and you get more runs from each plate.

Completing the Eco-friendly Picture: Waterless and Chemistry-free

Zahara takes waterless printing one step further: eliminating chemicals for pre-press preparation. Chemistry-free means lower costs and higher worker safety. Eliminating chemical prep also simplifies your workflow, making each job more efficient.

Chemistry-free prep also means reduced waste. There are no residual chemicals on Zahara plates that can transfer to the press.

Your Dependable Source for Waterless Plates

Verico has a 125,000 square foot (12,000m2) manufacturing space in the company’s U.S. headquarters in Enfield, Connecticut. We also have a dedicated 800-square meter warehouse in Europe to help ensure that you have as much safety stock as you need in local inventory.

Providing and supporting a complete solution

In addition to Zahara plates, Verico provides a highly economical washer for waterless setup. Our Eco-Kleen washer incorporates an intelligent filtration system and consumes very little water, which can save thousands of liters of water annually. It’s also extremely compact with a very small footprint. Learn more.

Many of our customers even promote their “low water consumption” printing processes as a competitive differentiator.

Zahara XP CTP Plate Specifications:
Plate Type Waterless, negative writing
Substrate Aluminum
Interleaf material Paper
Plate sizes1 Common press sizes are available
Plate thickness2 .006″, .008″, and .012” (.15mm, .20mm, and .30mm)
Run length3 Up to 100,000 impressions
Spectral sensitivity Thermal lasers, 830 nm
Light sensitivity Full daylight handling and operation up to 4 hours
Storage and reuse Up to 18 months
Processing4 Chemistry-free–No processing other than cleaning with water after imaging in Zahara Eco-Kleen wash unit; no preheating, no baking or gumming
Imaging resolution 2400/2540 dpi, AM resolution 1-99% at 300 lpi (120 l/cm), FM screening 1-99%. Cross-modulated screening 1 – 99%
Operating environment Daylight, 40-60%RH, 60-70°F (16-24°C)

1, 2 Not all sizes available in all thicknesses. Contact Verico Technology for availability. Special sizes and gauge thicknesses are also available.
3 Actual run lengths may vary according to press conditions, ink and substrate.
4 Requires the use of a qualified water rinse unit. Your current processor may qualify with Verico Technology approved brush modifications.