Screen USA

Trueflow SE

Screen (USA) will introduce the newest version of Trueflow SE at Print '09 and also feature examples of Screen's cutting-edge computer-to-plate (CTP) technology.

Trueflow SE ver. 7.0 ushers in a new optimized and enhanced imposition solution that is at once robust with innovative features and easy to use. Rich in functionality, Screen's acclaimed PDF- and JDF-based workflow incorporates Adobe PDF Print Engine 2 to maximize reliability, flexibility and quality. Screen has added improved job functions to further streamline print production. In addition, Trueflow SE ver. 7.0 offers improved integration with other systems, such as postpress equipment and management information systems.

Trueflow SE ver. 7.0 provides flexible and highly automated CTP and digital printing press production using JDF-based job tickets. With Trueflow SE ver. 7.0, data and process management in a hybrid workflow are unified under a single system, immediately before printing begins. Production personnel can easily respond to changes, even last-minute changes in the number of copies required.

Trueflow SE ver. 7.0 integrates everything from the automated handling of incoming jobs to prepress production, proofing and output to different digital devices. Trueflow SE ver. 7.0 makes it possible to build an advanced automated workflow that encompasses the entire print production workflow, from management information systems to press and postpress processing.

The PlateRite FX1524 streamlines processing and improves print quality for a wide range of flexo printing applications, including labels, flexible packages, cartons and corrugated cardboard packages. Equipped with an innovative, high-output exposure head, the PlateRite FX1524 handles flexo plates, letterpress plates and thermal ablative film up to 42 x 60 inches. What's more, the easy-loading mechanism securely mounts large-size flexo plates, increasing prepress efficiency and productivity.

The PlateRite FX1524 features a 64-channel laser imaging head and newly developed screening technology. It can image at resolutions of 2,400 dpi or 2,540 dpi. A high-resolution option enables imaging at 4,000 dpi. The platesetter images flexo plates at a maximum speed of 4 square meters (43.05 square feet) per hour. Flexo Dot, Screen's halftone dots developed especially for flexo and letterpress printing, creates highlights that are optimized for platemaking and printing.

The PlateRite FX1524 accommodates a number of screening methods for consistently exceptional results. These include Screen's Flexo Dot screening and Spekta 2 hybrid screening, along with standard AM screening. A multi-screening option that employs a different type of screening for each object being printed is available as well.

Screen's flagship eight-up CTP device is well suited to companies with above-average plate demands. The PlateRite 8800ZX offers fast, reliable output, making it the perfect tool for the most advanced digital workflows. The PlateRite 8800ZX handles plate sizes from 12 x 14.6 inches to 45.6 x 37 inches. Multi-channel imaging heads based on grating light valve technology ensure exceptional throughput. Support for imaging resolutions of 1,200, 2,400, 2,438 and 2,540 dpi is standard. The PlateRite 8800ZX also is capable of 4,000 dpi resolution, high enough for the printing of bonds and other securities. The platesetter boasts a top speed of 50 plates per hour.

To learn more about Screen's diverse range of digital solutions, visit booth #6100 at Print '09, September 11-16 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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