Presstek Inc. added a four-page platesetter to the Dimension Pro family at IPEX. Dimension Pro CTP systems provide high performance, ease of use and low cost of operation to make printing businesses more capable, profitable and competitive. A Dimension Pro system is available to fit any existing prepress environment.
The Presstek Dimension Pro comes in four models: Dimension Pro 420: This semiautomatic platesetter images up to 20 Presstek or other 830nm thermal plates per hour. Dimension Pro 400 series models offer 39" (990mm) maximum plate sizes so six-page press operators do not have to purchase a larger platesetter than they need; Dimension Pro 443: This high-productivity model images up to 43 plates an hour, automatically adjusts image size to compensate for thermal plate expansion and contraction, and offers finer line screen ruling with enhanced accuracy. Maximum plate sizes are the same as the Dimension Pro 420; Dimension Pro 815: A semiautomatic platesetter, Dimension Pro 815 models image up to 15 Presstek or other 830nm thermal plates per hour in sizes up to 45" x 33"(1143mm x 838mm); and Dimension Pro 815 Plus: In addition to all of the features of the 815 model, the 815 Plus offers finer line screen ruling with enhanced accuracy by automatically adjusting image size to compensate for thermal plate expansion and contraction.
Dimension Pro 443, 815 and 815 Plus models can be configured with a factory-installed Autoloader for automatic loading and unloading functions. Plates are automatically loaded from a stack when needed. Unloading delivers plates to a washer, processor or stacker. For the 815 and 815 Plus, an alternative factory installed Auto-unload option is available for those who want to manually load with automatic unloading. Dimension Pro offers resolutions of up to 2400 dpi with a 25 micron spot size. The Dimension Pro 420 and 815 support screen ruling up to 250 lpi. Featuring enhanced accuracy, the Dimension Pro 443 and 815 Plus support screen ruling up to 450 lpi.