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Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM

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Curry Printing ( serves a variety of industries in the Dallas, TX, region. “We do a little bit of everything,” says owner Cody Curry. “From business cards to annual reports and everything in between.”

Curry knew it was time to make a change when the shop's CTP device went down one morning. “We got it fixed the next day, but we were incredibly backed up,” he says. That's when Curry decided to add the Javelin 8300E CTP device from Fujifilm.

“We were so dependent on that one machine that we decided we had to have some redundancy,” explains Curry. “We do a lot of time-sensitive work and we have to make sure things run smoothly.”

In addition to redundancy, the new Javelin 8300E allows Curry Printing to add a 40-inch format to its prepress mix and allows for more flexibility to supply the company's presses.

Fujifilm's Javelin 8300E is an 8-up thermal platesetter that produces eight plates per hour at 2,400 dpi. Fujifilm's thermal CTP device offers a number of advantages, including sharp dots, superior run lengths and easy daylight handling.

“The Javelin makes an incredibly sharp dot and our clients often comment on how sharp their images are,” Curry says. “We're extremely happy with the images that the device puts out.”

The Javelin series is compatible with Fujifilm's screening options, including Co-Res and Taffeta FM screening.

“We've been very happy with the Javelin,” says Curry, “and so have our customers.”