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Presstek to expand Dimension Pro CTP portfolio at Ipex

Mar 19, 2010 12:00 AM

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Presstek, Inc. (Hudson, NH) will add a new 4-page platesetter to the Presstek Dimension Pro family at Ipex 2010, May 18 - 25 in Birmingham, UK. Presstek will be located in Hall 7, Stand C480. The Dimension Pro series of platesetters image Presstek’s chemistry-free Aurora Pro and Presstek’s Aeon thermal plates and other 830nm thermal media.

A Dimension Pro system is available to fit any existing prepress environment. When using Presstek chemistry-free thermal plates, only a water wash is required after imaging prior to mounting on press. No chemical processing, gumming or baking is required, and there is no need to purchase, store, manage or dispose of noxious chemistry. The Presstek Dimension Pro comes in four different models:

Dimension Pro 420: This semiautomatic platesetter images up to 20 Presstek or other 830nm thermal plates per hour. Dimension Pro 400 series models offer 39" (990mm) maximum plate sizes.

Dimension Pro 443: This model images up to 43 plates per hour, automatically adjusts image size to compensate for thermal plate expansion and contraction, and offers finer line screen ruling with enhanced accuracy. Maximum plate sizes are the same as the Dimension Pro 420.

Dimension Pro 815: A semiautomatic platesetter, Dimension Pro 815 models image up to 15 Presstek or other 830nm thermal plates per hour in sizes up to 45" x 33"(1143mm x 838mm).

Dimension Pro 815 Plus: In addition to all of the features of the 815 model, the 815 Plus offers finer line screen ruling with enhanced accuracy by automatically adjusting image size to compensate for thermal plate expansion and contraction.

Dimension Pro offers resolutions of up to 2400 dpi with a 25 micron spot size. The Dimension Pro 420 and 815 support screen ruling up to 250 lpi. Featuring enhanced accuracy, the Dimension Pro 443 and 815 Plus support screen ruling up to 450 lpi.

Dimension Pro 443, 815 and 815 Plus models can be configured with a factory-installed Autoloader for automatic loading and unloading functions. Plates are automatically loaded from a stack when needed. Unloading delivers plates to a washer, processor or stacker. For the 815 and 815 Plus, an alternative factory installed Auto-unload option is available for those who want to manually load with automatic unloading.