PlateWriter 2500


PlateWriter 2500
  • Complete offset platemaking with minimal footprint
  • All  2-up formats and most 4-up formats


  • Affordability

    Significantly smaller investment than the cost of current, laser-based plate imaging systems. Contact your dealer for a personal Return on Investment calculation.

  • Ease of use

    Operates in daylight conditions and makes press-ready plates in minutes without additional equipment or chemicals.

  • Environmentally friendly

    No use of processing chemicals or water, and therefore no chemical disposal costs. Also extremely energy efficient.

  • Flexibility

    A wide variety of iPlate sizes and gauges are available and they can be used interchangably without adjusting any settings.

  • High quality output

    FM or stochastic screening capable of emulating 175 lpi conventional screening.

  • Reduced plate production costs

    The cost per plate is less than conventional metal platemaking methods, with a dramatic reduction in labor expenses and no need for film or chemicals.

  • The complete solution

    Everything you need to start making plates is included - from the imaging engine and finishing unit with automated gumming station, to the Harlequin RIP with its own powerful hardware platform.


Technical drawings of PlateWriter 2500


Market positioning Small to medium-sized commercial printers
Imaging device 1440 nozzle, delivering ultra high definition 2880 dpi
Imaging fluid Patented Liquid DotTM technology
Plate type iPlates - uncoated grained and anodized aluminium plates optimized for iCtPTM
Plate thickness 0.15-0.3 mm (6, 8 and 12 gauge)
Plate width 203-550 mm (8.0-21.7")
Plate length 279-650 mm (11.0-25.6")
Max imaging size (WxL) 544 x 633 mm (21.4 x 24.9")
Plate finishing Automated integral gumming system
Imaging resolution 1440 x 1440 dpi or 2800 x 2800 dpi
Imaging speed 6-10 B3 plates/hour @ max resolution (dependent on plate format and image coverage)
Run length 50,000 impressions
RIP Harlequin based RIP platform:2 GB RAM, 100 BaseT ethernet with connectivity to MAC and PC environments
Screening  Stochastic screening optimized for iCtPTM, ensuring moiré free prints 


Power supply 100 to 230 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power consumption (stand-by) Imaging unit: 3.4 BTU/h          Finisher and ink dryer: 170 BTU/h
Power consumption (operate) Imaging unit: 240 BTU/h         Finisher and ink dryer: 7100 BTU/h


Operating environment Temperature range 20-24°C (68-75°F)
Humidity range 40-80% (no condensation)
Dimensions (LxWxH) 1998 x 1360 x 1338 mm (78.7 x 53.5 x 52.7")
Weight 185 kg (408 lbs)
Approvals UL, c-UL, FCC, CE, CB


Below are listed the newest editions of the User Manuals for this equipment. Please note that some manuals are available in different languages (language code is shown at the end of the file name). Download a copy of each file number in order to cover the documentation needed for this equipment.

The equipment will be delivered with a hardcopy of the Safety Instruction Manual and the CE Declaration of Conformity.

Earlier editions of the User Manuals can be retrived by selecting "more".