The SONORA X Plate utilizes a new technology breakthrough that combines the performance features of wet processed plates with Kodak’s industry leading Process Free technology…resulting in a plate with run lengths, imaging speeds, and resolution capabilities that rival processed plates. SONORA X Plates can replace unbaked processed plates in most applications, with run lengths of up to 400,000 impressions on web presses.


Non-ablative, thermal negative-working (write-the-image) process free plate.


High-quality, long-run plate for sheetfed, packaging, web and all UV printing applications.

Spectral Sensitivity

800-850 nm


1% to 99% @ 200 lpi and FM20 capable

*Up to 450 lpi is possible, dependent upon imaging device

Run Length

• Up to 400,000 impressions with heatset/commercial coldset web presses

• Up to 200,000 impressions with sheetfed presses

• Up to 100,000 impressions for offset packaging (non-UV ink)

• Up to 75,000 impressions for UV ink applications

Technology Breakthrough for Process Free Plates

Kodak's goal is to make process free possible for all printers. Via new technological developments, Kodak's plate scientists have expanded the capabilities with the SONORA X Plate to meet the performance needs of most offset printing applications.