Screen Announces New 16-Page VLF CTP
10th March 2014
Dainippon Screen has announced a new thermal computer-to-plate system to cater for the increasing number of larger format sheetfed presses being installed, and also for web offset applications.
Designated the PlateRite Ultima 16000N, the new CtP joins the 16000 family but with a larger plate size of 1470mm x 1180mm and speed of up to 42 plates-per-hour at 2400dpi. An all-new auto-loader option, the MA-L 16000N, is capable of supplying up to 420 plates automatically from multi-cassettes. The 16000N’s expanded plate size fits almost all 16- (A4) page presses on the market and also suits presses used in the packaging and POP sector.
Screen Australia Managing Director Peter Scott says: “The introduction of the PlateRite 16000N is very timely as the demand for VLF plate sizes delivered quickly for fast job-changes is increasing, as print runs shorten. The latest GLV (grating light valve) technology in the 16000N is the same as found in our PTR 8900 B1 size CtP recorders and has proven very reliable and precise, using MEMS technology to modulate the exposures.”
Scott continues: “Target markets for the new 16000N include the 16-up A4 page sector in both sheetfed and web offset; packaging presses and any VLF application where rapid job changes are required, efficiently, with ease of plate handling and with premium image quality.”
Connectivity with almost all popular workflows and Rips, including Screen’s own EQUIOS, is via Gigabit Ethernet or S-PIF.
The PlateRite 16000N is available from Screen Australia or through its plate reseller partners, Ferag, Fujifilm, manroland and Xingraphics.