plate burning

plate burning

[′plāt ‚bərn·iŋ]
(graphic arts)
After a negative has been prepared for an engraving, it is placed on the plate in a vacuum frame; the rays from the light source “burn” the plate, passing through the transparent areas of the negative and hardening the plate surface coating; this coating is later developed and the unexposed areas washed away; plates are also burned for offset printing.
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The company has a range of processing capabilities that include long product, laser cutting, drilling, tapping, machining, cambering, grinding, saw cutting, shearing/press breaking, plate and structural rolling, plate processing, and plate burning.
Production projects have included conversions from 45- to 43-gram newsprint and from plate burning to platesetting, stitcher-trimmer installation, and pressroom and mailroom expansions -- all "flawless and within budget." Calling him "a proponent of new technologies," Kostes also points to Pandit's review of UV printing's prospects.
In the past, because of all the "make-ready" time it took to get each different project prepared for the press (camera-work, imagesetter output, stripping, plate burning), it was more cost-effective for print buyers to pay for a small number of long press runs than a large number of short press runs.
The $900,000 project includes the expansion of the company's plate burning capacity through the addition of a CAD plasma-oxy fuel multi-torch burning system.