Laser plate printing is similar to aluminum plate lithography. It is an excellent tool to spark interest in beginning litho students by combining computer imagery and hand printed lithography offering immediate results. Smart Plate polyester plates are designed to print high resolution computer imagery using a dry toner laser printer such as the HP5000 Laser Jet Printer, or copier. Plates may also be hand worked using heat fixable D'UVA products, laser printer toner, permanent markers, ball point pens, etc... Plates do not require traditional etch process. Simply image the plate, process with chemistry, ink, and print. Traditional litho inks, etching, offset and some relief inks can be used.