Mitsubishi Imaging Introduces Chem-Free Violet CTP System and New Production Inkjet Media at GRAPH EXPO

Mitsubishi Imaging (MPM), introducing a number of new products for commercial printers of all sizes in Booth 841 at GRAPH EXPO 2012 in Chicago.


New VDP chemistry-free CtP system

Following its successful introduction at drupa, and making its North American debut at GRAPH EXPO 2012, Mitsubishi Imaging is introducing the new chem-free Violet DigiPlater VDP-CF3070 CtP platesetter with the latest generation of chem-free offset printing plates, Violet DigiPlate VDP.

The Violet DigiPlater VDP-CF3070 sets a new standard for offset printing in the small to medium-sized print market. The fully-automated Violet DigiPlater VDP-CF3070 outputs 20 plates per hour at a resolution of 2540 dpi. Plates are exposed, punched, washed-off, dried, and cut to format, ready for immediate printing. With two-roll magazines and the integrated register punch, the Violet DigiPlater offers ideal operating conditions where two plate formats can be output automatically without any loss in material or time. This innovative, compact, and fully-automatic CtP platesetter is characterized by its environmental friendliness, extremely low energy consumption, and a minimal CO2 footprint.

The Violet DigiPlate is a true chemical-free, violet-sensitive, polyester-based offset printing plate, combining chem-free plate production with the offset quality and affordability of Mitsubishi Imaging’s Silver DigiPlate. This plate utilizes a polymer cross-linking technology that creates the image area without chemicals, requiring only water for rinsing. VDP requires no traditional violet plate treatments such as pre-heating, post-baking, and gumming.

“Based on the level of interest in Mitsubishi’s new VDP system and inkjet media at drupa, we are anticipating a highly successful GRAPH EXPO and interest in all of our innovative products for both digital and offset printing,” says Catherine Cartolano, Vice President, Sales & Technical Services, Mitsubishi Imaging.


Eco-friendly thermal

processless CtP system

Also highlighting the Mitsubishi exhibit will be the processless and chem-free Thermal DigiPlate CtP system, capable of running 1200 dpi plates at 75 plates per hour with no chemicals, no toner, and no ink ribbons. Real savings on chemistry disposal, plate costs, maintenance, labor, and time from using the Thermal DigiPlate System will give small to medium-sized printers the competitive edge to gain more jobs and increase profitability.


Specialty paper for high-speed, continuous-feed color inkjet

Mitsubishi Paper Mills will be introducing SWORD iJET 4.3, a premium grade, high quality, coated production inkjet media at GRAPH EXPO 2012. Mitsubishi offers many grades of coated specialty media for printing on high-speed, continuous-feed, color inkjet presses. With Mitsubishi production inkjet media, true color reproduction, fast drying time, and superior line sharpness can be achieved on a variety of applications such as variable data, financial, books, brochures, print-on-demand, direct mail, and more.


Specialty media highlights: luster and luster metallic

Mitsubishi is also showing digital papers, such as the DP Series Specialty Media for HP Indigo Digital Offset Presses. The DP Series luster media has the look and feel of traditional resin-coated photo paper and its enhanced luster metallic finish is similar to silver halide metallic photo papers. Designated as an HP Certified Substrate, DP Series Specialty Media is ideal for the production of a wide range of high quality printed materials, including: professional photo books, wedding albums, fine art prints, greeting cards, posters, and brochures.