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Fuji ZD process-less plates
« on: December 06, 2021, 04:56:42 PM »
So we are now process-less with the Fuji ZD plates

I forgot to ask, how long can you let plates sit out after exposure? I know to put it in a box if not using right away.

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Re: Fuji ZD process-less plates
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2021, 05:15:47 PM »
IMO, as little exposure to light as possible. A moment or two won't spoil the plate, but don't push it.
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Re: Fuji ZD process-less plates
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2021, 06:03:15 PM »
So we are now process-less with the Fuji ZD plates

I forgot to ask, how long can you let plates sit out after exposure? I know to put it in a box if not using right away.

How does the press people like them? Is there an image on the plate you can see?
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Re: Fuji ZD process-less plates
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2021, 07:50:57 AM »
Be curious to hear how you like them. We tried them, but our KBA press could not use them, as we have an auto loading function that won't work with the plates as the image is too light.
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Re: Fuji ZD process-less plates
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2021, 11:44:38 AM »
You can see the image a little, no where near as well as other processed plates, not well enough to check them.
Our pressrooms seem to like them well enough, there was no crying.
It seems worth it over all to me.
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Re: Fuji ZD process-less plates
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2021, 03:58:43 PM »
Be curious to hear how you like them. We tried them, but our KBA press could not use them, as we have an auto loading function that won't work with the plates as the image is too light.

I don't believe out Manroland or Komori auto loaders see the image. Does it do this to align the plate?
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« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2021, 08:32:43 AM »
Does it do this to align the plate?
You are correct. And also to make sure it has the correct plate in the correct unit, as far as job and color.
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« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2021, 12:37:19 PM »
You are correct. And also to make sure it has the correct plate in the correct unit, as far as job and color.

That is so cool - never seen such a system - use datamatrix barcode?

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Re: Fuji ZD process-less plates
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2021, 02:44:09 PM »
I heard they are coming out with a new plate that you can see the image

Thanks for replying all!

I did something dumb and I fractured my right heel! ugh!

I have never fractured/broke anything and I guess I do dumb things like I was a whipper snapper or something.

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Re: Fuji ZD process-less plates
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2021, 04:03:32 PM »
I heard they are coming out with a new plate that you can see the image

Thanks for replying all!

I did something dumb and I fractured my right heel! ugh!

I have never fractured/broke anything and I guess I do dumb things like I was a whipper snapper or something.

working from home this week.

Here Tracy...feel free to use my ride. :old:

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Re: Fuji ZD process-less plates
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2021, 04:05:16 PM »
Tracy! I told you that skateboard was going to be trouble!
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Re: Fuji ZD process-less plates
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2021, 05:32:29 PM »
It could lead to dancing, then you know what comes next!

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« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2021, 07:25:52 PM »
It could lead to dancing, then you know what comes next!
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Re: Fuji ZD process-less plates
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2021, 07:42:32 AM »
That is so cool - never seen such a system - use datamatrix barcode?
Yes, that is what it uses. That and cross hairs.
And Tracy - how'd you manage doing that to your heal? Gotta make sure I don't do that myself.
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Re: Fuji ZD process-less plates
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2021, 03:01:54 PM »
ugh, I locked myself out of the house, we have these gates that lock.
I had come out of the back yard and forgot, sheesh my husband was on his way home
and I decided to jump the fence, I got over ok it was in the landing!  :laugh: