Mitsubishi Imaging, Inc. (Booth 224) is showing the next generation of DigiPlate. Processless DigiPlate (PDP) consists of the PDP 6-VL platesetter and PDP-VL polyester- or paper-based plate material available in roll format in various thicknesses. Violet sensitive PDP-VL plates use a polymer cross-linking technology that doesn't require any chemical processing to create the image area. The integrated plate-washing system requires only water for rinsing. The plate requires no pre-heating at the imaging or wash-off stages and no gumming.
PDP-VL, with its small footprint, chemical-free plate production, high speed output and low-energy consumption gives commercial printers a fully automated, environmentally-friendly CTP system. And with a maximum resolution of up to 3000dpi and 200lpi, PDP-VL offers the highest quality offset printing for run lengths up to 20,000 impressions.
Also on exhibit is the Thermal DigiPlate (TDP) system, a processless and chemical-free CTP system for single and spot color printing. This paper-based platemaking system produces plates without any processing consumables, such as chemistry, toner, liquid ink or carbon ribbons. The thermal printing head can image up to 75 plates per hour at 1200dpi.
Grace Pearlescent Photo Paper metallic inkjet photo media is also being introduced. It features a metallic surface finish, similar to silver halide metallic photo papers, and offers exceptional image clarity, and brilliant color reproduction, with a high gloss metallic finish.
“We are very excited to expand on our line of quality ecological and economical CTP solutions with the release of the PDP-VL system,” says Colleen Molkenbur, Mitsubishi Imaging.