Kodak has released Insite Prepress Portal 9.0 with a simplified user interface, and has also made a number of minor updates to components within the Prinergy Workflow software. Continue reading “Kodak announces Insite Prepress Portal 9.0”
Fujifilm has announced a new low-chemistry plate, the Superia LH-S2, that only requires a gum clean out, rather than traditional processing chemistry and which is now available in Europe. Continue reading “Fujifilm announces new Superia low-chem plate”
Konica Minolta has updated its AccurioPro Flux software which deals with print management. Continue reading “Konica Minolta updates print management software”
Toray will use the upcoming Label Expo show to demonstrate its new Imprima waterless offset plates. These plates were shown at last year’s Drupa as a technology demonstration but are now commercially available. Continue reading “Toray to demonstrate Imprima plates”
OneVision is planning to release a new update to its Asura prepress software, which will include new trapping features. Continue reading “OneVision to update Asura prepress software”
Agfa has added a new platesetter, the Advantage N-PL to its violet newspaper CtP range. This can image up to 400 plates per hour. Continue reading “Agfa announces platesetter with pallet loading”
ThermoFlexx is to show off a new digital plate imager, the ThermoFlexx 48, which takes plates up to 900 x 1,200 mm. There’s a choice of modes with imaging speeds of 6 and 3.5 square metres an hour. It’s essentially a smaller version of the existing ThermoFlexX 60 and 80 models and offers the same resolutions from 2,400 dpi to 5,080 dpi. Continue reading “ThemoFlexx launches digital plate imager”
ThermoFlexx, which is part of Xeikon, has completely redesigned its ThermoFlexX 60 digital flexo plate imager, claiming that it’s the most advanced 1,067 x 1,524 mm flexo imager on the market. Continue reading “ThemoFlexx announces new imager”
Screen Europe has launched a new flexo/letterpress platesetter, the PlateRite FX870IIE, an entry level version of its PlateRite FX870II thermal CtP engine, having about half the productivity of the more expensive model and with an option to image thermal offset plates. It can produce flexo plates at a rate of 2 sqm/hour (approximately four 762 x 635mm plates per hour) depending on plate sensitivity. Plates can be loaded in any size from 100 x 100mm up to 870 x 762mm without any additional handling or masking of the drum required.
Resolution ranges from 2,400dpi up to a maximum of 4,800dpi and it also supports Screen’s Flexo Dot screening that is specifically designed to improve the highlight areas in flexo and letterpress printing.
The new model is specifically designed for print service providers looking to enter the growing sticker and label printing markets.