Hi, i’m in need of some advice on the kodak Miraclon DF94 plates. Up till now i’ve been using the Toyobo KF95 plates which have been working great. I changed to the Miraclon as the Toyobo plates are expensive here in Australia.
I have been trying to get a good plate all day, but to no avail. It seems that the Miraclon won’t wash out well enough, unlike the Toyobo which washes out nicely and leaves a crisp relief and shoulder. The Miraclon just won’t leave a good enough relief to print with. Has anyone had any experience with this plate?
I purchased it from Avflex, I had to buy min 5 A2 plates, which worked out quite cost effective but not if i can’t get a good plate!
Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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From the DF prefix, I suspect your plates might be intended for digital imaging, that is, direct laser imaging rather than traditional film negative exposure. See the specs linked on this page:
I used Miraclon and Rigilon in the 145-152 range before Kodak acquired the product line, had no problems washing out by hand or machine. I’m still looking for an equivalent plate.