Metal Plate Finisher
Proven universal plate finisher protects all aluminum printing plates from oxidation for up to one week. Prevents mold growth and will not gum up the processor. “Plate Prep” additive conditions the aluminum non-image area and reduces the roll-up time on the press by up to 30%! Available ready-to-use or as a 1-to-4 concentrate.
Comes in one and five gallons.
Tuff Stuff! Scratch Resistant Plate Finisher
Premium scratch resistant plate finisher eliminates scratches and fingerprints due to handling, stacking, auto loaders, clamping, bending, punching and other issues. Protects all aluminum printing plates from oxidation for up to two weeks. A powerful biocide prevents mold, algae and other growth, and it will not gum up the processor. “Plate Prep” additive conditions the aluminum non-image area and reduces the roll up time on press by up to 40%. It’s a fully synthetic product that will never cause gum blinding. It contains no-VOC‘s, is non-hazardous and is biodegradable.
Available in one and five gallons.
"I have been involved in one form or another with Tuff Stuff from Applied Chemistries Inc. since its creation. It is like no other finisher I have seen in my 30+ years of experience as prepress director with over 90 CTP device installations. My experience with this product has shown when applied properly it 1) seals the plate from oxidation for much longer periods than conventional finishers 2) protects the surface from most handling scratches and fingerprints and 3) its water soluble composition rolls up faster on press. I have been able to reduce scratching and its residual work stoppage in a very high-volume facility from 9% to .3% using Tuff Stuff. I recommend it wherever I go."