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New Screen RIP enhances prepress productivity

Aug 11, 2011 12:00 AM,

Screen USA has released the newest version of the HQ-510 RIP with added features to increase prepress productivity and drive more Screen output devices.

Mitsubishi Imaging presents Graph Expo plans

Aug 9, 2011 12:00 AM,

At Graph Expo 2011, Mitsubishi Imaging (MPM) Inc. will show commercial printers of all sizes a variety of affordable solutions for inkjet and computer-to-plate technologies.

Mitsubishi Imaging appoints Suzuki as president and CEO

Jul 29, 2011 12:00 AM,

Mitsubishi Imaging announces the appointment of Takefumi Suzuki as president and CEO, Mitsubishi Imaging (MPM) Inc., as of June 1, 2011.

Glunz & Jensen announces green CTP milestone

Jul 22, 2011 12:00 AM,

With over 700 systems already installed worldwide, Glunz & Jensen CEO Keld Thorsen says, “We are very happy with the success the PlateWriter 3000 has shown in such a short time.”

New basysPrint UV-Setters debut

Jun 14, 2011 12:00 AM,

The Netherlands–based basysPrint announces its new series of 4-page and 8-page UV platesetters.

Agfa announces silver price surcharge

May 5, 2011 12:00 AM,

Agfa Graphics announces it will be implementing a silver surcharge on graphic film products effective May 9, 2011.

Agfa Graphics introduces improved 8-up CTP systems

Apr 1, 2011 12:00 AM,

Agfa Graphics’ new 8-up thermal :Avalon N8-60 and :Avalon N8-80 models feature a new generation laser imager, enhancing image quality and throughput. This leads to improved reliability and stable quality plate imaging.

Kodak completes acquisition of TOK’s relief plates business

Mar 8, 2011 12:00 AM,

Eastman Kodak Co. has completed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of the relief plates business of Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd. (TOK).

Kodak to raise prices on digital, conventional plates

Mar 1, 2011 12:00 AM,

Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group will increase prices of digital and conventional plates May 1, 2011, in all regions of the world. According to the company, this move is necessitated by the sustained, universal rise in costs for key raw materials and utilities used in the production of offset plates.

Heidelberg announces recent installations

Feb 7, 2011 12:00 AM,

Heidelberg announces the following new product installations

Sustainable CTP

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Rye, NY-based polyester plate manufacturer Mitsubishi Imaging (MPM) Inc. ( presented its next generation of ecofriendly CTP systems, the new Processless DigiPlate PDP-VL and Thermal DigiPlate System, at Graph Expo. The new PDP-VL plate will be available early next year in polyester or paper base, sheet or roll format, at various thicknesses. PDP-VL, compatible with most current

Workflow update and faster chemistry-free plates

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

In Ridgefield Park, NJ-based Agfa's ( booth, attendees saw demos of :Apogee 7, the latest version of Agfa's automated workflow that includes :Apogee Impose, an Agfa-developed imposition module that relies on live job information rather than templates to perform imposition. :Apogee 7 allows print buyers to go beyond the web-to-print screen to create new jobs in the prepress stage with

Workflow, G7 solution and the latest CTP

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Targeting high quality, short-run printing, Valhalla, NY-based Fujifilm's ( Graph Expo demonstration featured the company's JDF-enabled Workflow XMF and 3D virtual proofing on the Digital Inkjet J Press 720 (see Digital Domination, AMERICAN PRINTER, November 2010). Workflow XMF is a pure PDF workflow that offers cross-media capability for digital and offset equipment. PDF content

Chemistry-free plates, printer/proofer upgrades

Dec 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Long Beach, CA-based Epson ( combines an Epson Stylus Pro 7900 printer with a plate curing device, RIP and plate guide attachment. The high-resolution aluminum press plate is chemically coated to work with the standard Epson UltraChrome Ink Technology. Once imaged at up to 175 lpi and heat cured, the Epson DirectPlate Technology is recommended for up to 20,000 impressions. The Epson

Agfa Graphics, xpedx to end business relationship

Nov 29, 2010 12:00 AM,

Agfa Corp. and xpedx have announced a joint decision to end their longstanding relationship on December 2, 2010, after xpedx terminated the dealer agreement.

Imagine! Print Solutions requalified as G7 Master Printer

Nov 11, 2010 12:00 AM,

Minneapolis-based Imagine! has been requalified as a G7 Master Printer by IDEAlliance. By following the G7 methodology for press and proof calibration and using GRACoL specifications for color, Imagine! clients are assured of high quality, consistent and predictable color reproduction.

Southern Lithoplate expands technical support

Oct 14, 2010 12:00 AM,

Wake Forest, NC-based Southern Lithoplate Inc. ( has expanded its field technical services team to further support the printing industry in every geographic region of North America.

ECRM introduces Digitally Modulated screening at Graph Expo

Oct 4, 2010 12:00 AM,

ECRM is launching its DM screening at Graph Expo 2010.

Fujifilm offers speed, innovation, flexibility at Graph Expo

Sep 29, 2010 12:00 AM,

Valhalla, NY-based Fujifilm North America Corp.’s Graphic Systems Division will exhibit at Graph Expo 2010 under its new banner, “The future of digital printing is here.”

ECRM to debut three new platesetters at Graph Expo

Sep 24, 2010 12:00 AM,

Tewksbury, MA-based ECRM will launch three new platesetters at Graph Expo 2010. Each new MAKO platesetter is engineered with the company’s enhanced Gen4 optics, to produce a smaller, harder imaging pixel.