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?
Although the autonomous car is not quite ready, a lights out print operation is something you can do right now if you have a comprehensive Print MIS (Management Information System). The advantages can put money on your bottom line. So what’s your next step? Link to Article