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MPM to debut processless DigiPlate at Graph Expo

Aug 27, 2010 12:00 AM


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Rye, NY-based Mitsubishi Imaging (MPM) Inc. will present its next generation of DigiPlate, the new Processless DigiPlate system, PDP-VL, at Graph Expo 2010.

The Processless DigiPlate (PDP) system is a true chemical-free plate-making system consisting of the PDP 6-VL platesetter and the new PDP-VL polyester- or paper-based plate material available in roll format in various thicknesses. The new violet sensitive PDP-VL plates use a polymer cross-linking technology that does not require any chemical processing to create the image area.  The integrated plate washing system requires only water for rinsing. This unique integrated plate requires no pre-heating at the imaging or wash-off stages and no gumming.

Mitsubishi’s new Processless DigiPlate system, PDP-VL, with its small foot print, chemical-free plate production, high speed output and low-energy consumption provides commercial offset printers a fully automated, environmentally friendly CTP system. And with a maximum resolution of up to 3,000 dpi and 200 lpi, PDP-VL ensures high quality offset printing for run lengths up to 20,000 impressions.

Colleen Molkenbur, senior product manager, graphic arts, Mitsubishi Imaging, says, “Especially in these tough economic times, small and midsize printers need to know there are solutions designed to fit both their needs and their wallets. PDP combines chemistry-free plate production with the offset quality and affordability of our proven Silver DigiPlate CTP solutions. It’s a win-win for the high-quality small and midsize offset shops.”

Processless DigiPlate will be available for commercial release and sale early 2011.

Also on exhibit at Graph Expo will be the Thermal DigiPlate (TDP) system, a processless and chemical-free CTP system for single- and spot-color printing. This paper-based platemaking system produces plates without any processing consumables, such as chemistry, toner, liquid ink or carbon ribbons. The thermal printing head can image up to 75 plates per hour at 1,200 dpi.

Mitsubishi Imaging continues its innovations in inkjet media with the introduction of its Grace Pearlescent Photo Paper, a metallic inkjet photo media. Grace Pearlescent features a metallic surface finish similar to silver halide metallic photo papers.