Both strip and solid well plates come with 96 wells that can be used for sample processing. Within the same kit, both plate coating and assay performance are identical regardless of plate format.
Strip well plates include a plate frame that holds 12 columns of 8 wells each. Strip well plates can be used all at once, or unneeded wells can be removed and saved for an experiment at a later date. If saving strips, it is important to also save the plate frame that holds the wells and store the remaining strips in the bag with the dessicant.
The wells of solid well plates cannot be removed, and the entire plate must be used at the same time. This plate is used most often with automation equipment.