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Mitsubishi TDP-459 and TDP-324 Thermal DigiPlate System

Mitsubishi TDP-459 and TDP-324 Thermal DigiPlate System

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Mitsubishi TDP Computer-to-Plate System

TDP-459 and TDP-324e Dual Function CTP and Film Manager Unit


The Mitsubishi TDP-459 and TDP-324 Thermal DigiPlate system offers an affordable way for businesses to go green while also increasing productivity. This 2-up, dual function CTP system is perfect for printers that primarily handle one or two color jobs and are interested in an environmentally friendly upgrade from analog and electrostatic plates.

With a resolution of 1200 dpi, high-speed production capabilities, and the ability to output plates or film, the Thermal DigiPlater is a great fit for high-volume environments seeking a productive and eco-friendly solution. The unit is highly automated and requires minimal training to operate, allowing for quick production of clean, press-ready plates or high-density film output.

By loading it with Mitsubishi's thermal plate or film material, the Thermal DigiPlater essentially runs itself. It can receive 1-bit TIFF files from a RIP to the TDP Controller, and plates are imaged, cut to size, and ready for press in under a minute. Film can


  • Features of the Eco-Friendly Thermal DigiPlate TDP-459E/324E Platesetter:

    • Thermal inline head technology
    • Optimized for 2-up format with a resolution of 1200 dpi/120 lpi
    • No chemicals, toner or ink ribbon are necessary, providing easy maintenance
    • High speed - 75 plates/hr
  • Features of the Eco-Friendly Thermal DigiPlate TDP-R175 Plates:
    • Truly processless CTP paper-based plate
    • Absolutely no chemicals are required for the processing of the printing plates
    • High image contrast, good repeat-ability and easy control of the images
    • The resin coated paper plate is available in 246' rolls
  • Features of the Eco-Friendly Graphic Arts Film TFP-100:
    • Truly prcoessless clear graphic arts thermal film
    • Absolutely no chemicals are required for the imaging of the film
    • High level of dimensional stability enables accurate registration
    • DMAX>4 and film available in 200' rolls

Technical Specifications: 

Film Type Thermal-sensitive, graphic arts film
Film Gauge 5 mil (0.12mm)
Film Format >4
UV >5
Plate Technology Thermal-sensitive CTP resin-coated paper-base
Plate Gauge/Base 8 mil (0.20mm) paper plate (TDP-R175)
Plate Format


  • Min. Plate Size: 12" x 5.9" (305mm x 150mm)
  • Max. Plate Size: 18.1" x 24.6" (459mm x 626mm)*
  • *On other widths, maximum plate length is 25.9" (660mm)
  • Max Recording Width: 14.2" (360mm)


  • Min. Plate Size: 9" x 5.9" (230mm x 150mm)
  • Max. Plate Size: 12.75" x 25.9" (324mm x 660mm)
  • Max Recording Width: 12.75"
Print Run Length* Up to 5,000 impressions *under suitable printing conditions
Printing Performance Performs with regular fountain solution and ink
Machine Controller TDP controller software accepts 1-bit TIFF. RIP options : TDP-1300 RIP v9.x (Harlequin) includes bonus SDP-Smart Tools workflow management software
Processless No processor; no chemistry, no ribbons, no toner, no ink
Punch N/A
Material Supply  1 magazine - roll material; Thermal DigiPlate, Spec 725; 246' roll lengths ; TFP-100 thermal film, 200' roll length
Light Imaging/Source  In-line thermal head with patented thermal fusing technology
Resolution 1200 dpi
Recording Speed 75 plates/hr @1200 dpi; film speed will vary based on image size and film output (negative or positive)
Screen Ruling 120 lpi
Tint 5% to 90%
Power Requirements AC100/220V Auto sensing
Environment 50-70% relative humidity
Temperature 77 ± 9°F (25 ± 5°C)
Dimensions (W x D x H) 20.2" x 26" x 15" (515mm x 663mm x 383mm)


The Thermal DigiPlater is a fully automated CTP system. It requires minimal training to operate and minimal time to produce press-ready plates. You simply load it with a roll of Thermal DigiPlate TDP-R175 and the Thermal DigiPlater essentially runs itself. You can send 1-bit Tiff files from a RIP to the TDP Controller. Plates are imaged, cut to size and ready for press in less than a minute. Conventional platemaking steps like exposing and processing film, paste-up, stripping and plate burning are suddenly obsolete, as is chemical processing. That saves you time, money and materials.

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