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Jul 1, 2009 12:00 AM
Look for a new thermal printing plate announcement from Presstek (Hudson, NH) at PRINT 09. In addition to its direct imaging presses (see Quick Thinking) the company will showcase the following:
Aurora Pro Chemistry-Free Plates, true chemistry-free open platform daylight-safe metal plates that can be imaged on a variety of thermal platesetters.
The Compass Series of open platform 4-page and 8-page platesetters support up to 250 lpi printing with production speeds ranging from 15 to 38 plates per hour.
The Dimension Series is available in 4- and 8-page formats. Mounting up to 20 pre-punched Presstek Anthem Pro chemistry-free plates for continuous operation, the Dimension450 Excel-Autoloader allows continuous chemistry-free platemaking at a throughput speed of 17 plates per hour. Dimension450 Excel-Autoloader has a cost-effective, automated plate loader that is fully integrated with the Dimension450 Excel four-page thermal CTP platesetter system.
Presstek Dimension Pro 800 is an 8-page CTP system that supports up to 2,400 dpi at 200 lpi on Presstek's Aurora Pro and Anthem Pro chemistry-free plates. With a throughput of 11 to 15 plates per hour, it offers semi-automatic loading with automatic registration.
The Presstek Vector FL52 small-format platesetter images Presstek's chemistry-free Freedom Pro plates, which are automatically water rinsed in the Vector's integrated plate washer and rated to support up to 25,000 impressions.
The Digital PlateMaster 34 SC/HSC is a high-resolution polyester platesetter designed for use with small-format portrait presses. It features a fully integrated Presstek Momentum RIP and internal plate processor. It can support screen rulings up to 175 lpi and run lengths up to 20,000 impressions.
Presstek PathWay Web-to-Print Solution allows print providers 24/7 access to a wider audience, while streamlining the order entry and job management processes.
Presstek Latitude PDF/JDF workflow offers a wide range of prepress tools from preflight, PDF certification and automated document correction as well as trapping and integrated imposition options.
Presstek Momentum Pro, a fully-integrated RIP and workflow solution, automates the production process using certified PDF tools.