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1. (WO2017157575) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING A LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/157575    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/052414
Publication Date: Fri Sep 22 01:59:59 CEST 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Feb 04 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: B41N 3/08
G03F 7/32
G03F 7/30
B41N 3/00
Applicants: AGFA NV
Inventors: MORIAME, Philippe
BOGUNOVIC, Iris
VERVLOET, Ludo
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING A LITHOGRAPHIC PRINTING PLATE
Abstract:
A method for processing a lithographic printing plate material is disclosed which comprises the steps of (i) preparing an alkaline development solution by diluting a mother solution at a ratio of 1:D; (ii) preparing a replenishment solution by diluting said mother solution at a ratio of 1:R; (iii) treating the plate material with said alkaline development solution which is regenerated with said replenishment solution characterized in that 0 ≤ R < D.