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Computer-to-Plate Technologies, Wednesday, March 11
In addition, ICN also offers computer-to-plate YAG and CO2 laser engravers & plate makers as well as flatbed inkjet printers.
During the last couple of years pounds 270,000 has been spent on a six-colour press and pounds 85,000 on a computer-to-plate system, which has helped the company by lowering supplier costs and, as a result, allowing it to become more competitive.
Mr Nation said the new Cobra CTP machine uses computer-to-plate technology which allows Kazoo to speed up work.
There are two ways to transfer an image from a computer to a printing plate: analogue computer-to-film method; or the more recent digital computer-to-plate method.
Both of these investments follow the successful execution of a three-year, $3 million technological upgrade, which included the acquisition of two new high-definition flexographic presses along with computer-to-plate digital platemaking equipment.
Computer-to-plate (CTP) and direct-to-press digital printing have profoundly altered the playing field for the print and publishing industry.

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