ColorBurst (Booth 3041) is showcasing the ColorBurst digital inkjet CtP system, for producing press-ready aluminum and polyester printing pltes for use on 2-up and 4-up offset presses. The CtP system includes the ColorBurst CtP RIP and the ColorBurst Plate Press, and works with standard Epson UltraChrome Ink on an Epson Stylus Pro 4900, 7900, 9900, 7890, 9890 inkjet printer. The ColorBurst Plate Press heat cures the printed plates using a standard 120V-20a power connection, consuming less power than 220V plate-curing units. The finished plates are rated for 20,000 impressions.
The ColorBurst CtP system is an eco-friendly, low-cost alternative to film, laser platesetters, and chemical-based polyester plate units, replacing hazardous plate processing chemicals with standard Epson ink and pre-coated plates. The ColorBurst RIP makes it easy to transistion estabished workflows to the new system. The RIP builds output-independent separated plate images for each color. Once separations are built, the line screen, screen angle, or plate size can be changed without rebuilding separations. The RIP can also be used for progressive separations in CMYK with spot colors, composite halftone dot proofing, color-accurate continuous-tone ICC color proofing, and print-for-pay work.