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MPM debuts 4-up ecofriendly platesetter

Oct 30, 2008 12:00 AM

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Mitsubishi Imaging’s (MPM) (Rye, NY) new DPX 4 Eco polyester CTP platesetter debuted at Graph Expo 08. DPX 4 Eco uses patented ecofriendly processing technology to reduce chemistry usage and waste by up to 50 percent.

“The return-on-investment on the DPX 4 Eco is incredible,” says Colleen Molkenbur, senior product manager for Mitsubishi Imaging. “It dramatically reduces overall plate and labor costs, plus it has the industry’s smallest footprint for 4-up CTP platesetters.”

The unit can output 25 plates per hour at 2540 dpi. Because it images to the punch, it produces plates that mount on the press in register. This accelerates pressroom make-readies by eliminating the need for several rounds of on-press adjustments.

The DPX 4 Eco uses a field-tested, efficient “green” technology that replaces a typical multibath processor. It coats a thin layer of activator directly onto the plate and does not require a water supply or drainage, making the system office or pressroom compatible. It cuts 200-ft. rolls of Silver DigiPlate automatically to the size of the job.