It depends on how you define "processing" after plate imaging. Personally, I don't consider removing the unimaged area of the plate - either on or off the press - as processing the plate.If you still have to do some kind of processing to the plates, why not stay with the process plates. Are they really “process-free?
Color is in demand in all types of documents, making color management a critical part of Digital Printing 5.0. Managing color on one device/press can be an easy task with the correct tools and processes. But managing color to ensure printed pages are consistent and repeatable across the different substrates and color gamuts of toner and inkjet can be a much bigger challenge. Properly implemented color management workflows can help achieve consistent color results across multiple devices. Although many end-customers are claiming satisfaction with “pleasing color,” two challenges are still in play. Link to Article