Bimetal Plate

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Bimetal Plate

In printing, a plate using two metals, copper and either stainless steel or aluminum. A bimetal plate is used to print several thousand copies because it more durable and less susceptible to corrosion than either of the metals on their own. Because of this, bimetal plates are more expensive than other printing plates.
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The same chemistry processes the CTP and conventional bimetal plates.
Besides its bimetal plates, the company produces plastic-laminated aluminum plates, stainless steel plates and a proprietary line of more than 50 plate chemistries, including fountain solutions, finishers and cleaners.
PDI's Prisma bimetal plate consists of a thermally sensitive polymer coating, with an infrared dye sensitive at 1064nm, applied to a copper-plated aluminum substrate.