PlateWriter 3000


By utilising recent advances in imaging technology the PlateWriter™ 3000 series builds on our critically acclaimed 2000 series. The new PlateWriter™ carries forward our environmentally friendly approach to plate making, by delivering press ready aluminium plates without any use of chemical processing. 

The PlateWriter™ 3000 is a professional model with higher productivity, more formats and advanced conductive registration. Ideal for commercial printers using 200-1000 plates/month. Compatible with 2-up and 4-up press formats up to 650 x 935 mm.


PlateWriter 3000
  • Affordability – Significantly smaller investment than the cost of current, laser-based plate imaging systems 
  • Ease-of-use – Operates in daylight conditions; no pressroom changes are required to plate clamping or press chemistries
  • Reduces plate production costs – The cost per plate is less than the cost of conventional metal platemaking methods
  • Environmentally friendly – No disposal of processing chemicals into the waste stream eliminating disposal costs


  • 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.


PlateWriter 3000 Dimensions
Model PlateWriter 3000
Market position Medium volume and speed
Imaging technology 10 x 360 Ultra high definition imaging array (3600 dual density nozzles delivering up to 2880 dpi)
Imaging resolution 1440 x 1440 dpi or 2880 x 2880 dpi
Imaging fluid Patented aqueous Liquid Dot™ technology
Plate types Standard aluminium iPlates
Plate thickness 0.15-0.3 mm (0.006-0.012”)
Plate width 210-650 mm (8.3-25.6“)
Plate length 274-1100 mm (10.8-43.3”)
Max imaging size (WxL) 609 x 896 mm (24.0 x 35.3”)
Plate registration Professional front and side pin bar register with conductive registration and semi-automated loading
Imaging speed (by plate size)
400 x 511 mm / 15.7 x 20.1”
550 x 650 mm / 21.7 x 25.6”
605 x 745 mm / 23.8 x 29.3”
1030 x 770 mm / 40.6 x 30.3”


3:33 min/plate
6:50 min/plate
7:45 min/plate

Green credentials
Chemistry consumption None (aqueous inkjet system)
Water consumption None required
Power consumption (stand-by) 0.06 kW (200 BTU/hour)
Power consumption (average) 0.8 kW (2,730 BTU/hour) based on 400 plates/month
Dimensions (LxWxH) 2765 x 1360 x 1338 mm (108.9 x 53.5 x 52.7”)
Weight 196 kg (432 lbs)

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".