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Apr 1, 2010 12:00 AM
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Xingraphics develops, manufactures, sells and services CTP plates. Learn more about its FIT eCO Primo processless plates, key partnerships and U.S. market approach.
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.