A thin metal, plastic, or rubber sheet having a light sensitive coating used to carry the image required for printing. The image is exposed on the plate in a vacuum frame using a light of a certain wavelength and developed in a processor. A protective coating of gum arabic solution is then applied.
A sheet of steel upon which the engraver etches the note design. The plate is positioned on a press and each sheet of paper is forced into the fine lines of the plate to transfer ink.
Surface, usually made of plastic, that has been treated to carry an image; the plate is inked and the ink is transferred to the paper or other surface by a printing press
A thin object (plate) made of either metal or paper which is light sensitive and causes an image to be transferred to paper while on a printing press. The image is burned onto the plate by the use of high intensity light. The surface of the plate is treated or configured so that only the printing image is receptive to the ink which transfers to the printed object.
Surface that carries the image to be printed.
Surface carrying image to be printed.