American Printer's mission is to be the most reliable and authoritative source of information on integrating tomorrow's technology with today's management.

CTP tweets

Apr 1, 2010 12:00 AM


         Subscribe in NewsGator Online   Subscribe in Bloglines

Want to follow us? Use the handy links at www.americanprinter.com.

Xingraphics develops, manufactures, sells and services CTP plates. Learn more about its FIT eCO Primo processless plates, key partnerships and U.S. market approach.

See www.xingraphics.com.

Fujijfilm's Brillia HD PRO-T2 plate can eliminate chemistry for larger format printers without compromising quality or productivity. Also on display at Ipex: “lo-chem” plates for both violet and thermal imaging applications. See www.fujifilmholdings.com.

Agfa's new :Avalon N8 platesetter series use less power. Depending on plate type, imaging speed is up to 12.5% faster vs. the prior design. All models now support an extended range of plate sizes between 12 × 14.6 inches and 45.7 × 37 inches, and can handle 0.4mm plates. See www.agfa.com.

At Ipex 2010, Kodak will show its no-preheat Trillian SP thermal plates. The plates will run live on a Kodak Magnus 800Z Quantum platesetter with automatic pallet loader and new Intelligent Prepress Manager software. See www.kodak.com/go/trillian.

Glunz & Jensen's Gecko processing platform targets printers with an annual production of up to 134,550 sq. ft. of plates per year. The line supports thermal, violet or conventional applications. See www.glunz-jensen.com/products/gecko-t.

Verdigris reportedly is the printing industry's only international not-for-profit environmental research initiative. See www.verdigrisproject.com.

At GOA, Xante's display included the PlateMaker 5, a chemical-free, process-free, total prepress system that images paper proofs, film and polyester plates. See www.xante.com.

C Printing Services, a 14-employee shop in Lake Barrington, IL, added a Screen Truepress 344 direct imaging press to expand beyond color copying and toner-based printing. See www.screenusa.com.

Tacony Corp., (St. Louis) a privately-held consumer manufacturing and distribution company, is now using Presstek chemistry-free Aurora Pro thermal plates in its in-plant print shop. At Ipex, Presstek will add a 4-page platesetter to the Presstek Dimension Pro family. See www.presstek.com.