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That is why Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) is increasing automation in prepress and providing solutions to keep work moving in computer-to-plate. By introducing the two new optional Auto Pallet Loader (APL) systems for the Suprasetter 106 and 145/162/190CtP platesetters, Heidelberg is enabling uninterrupted loading of up to 1,200 printing plates in 106 format, or 600 in large format.
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.
High quality equipment: full color machines, offsett and digital plus 3 other phases, high-speed Halm-Jet envelop press, bindery and pre-press, computer-to-plate. Walk in and take over this hi-tech, recession, proof industry.
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.
Following strict cGMP guidelines and operating procedures to offer printing in up to six colors including inline aqueous coatings, the cartons are printed via the thermal computer-to-plate method to provide sharper resolution, speed production and reduce costs.
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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