The Printers Shopper is helping introduce a first of its kind plate production system that brings real Computer-to-Plate affordability to small and mid-size print shops. The polyester-based plates can be imaged with an Epson Inkjet printer that many shop owners may already have, making the moving to this chemical-free CtP system even more economical.
The run length of the inkjet imaged plates is around 10,000 impressions. The image quality is excellent, with screen rulings up to 175 lpi and the capability to reproduce 6-8 point reverse type.
“A big plus for this CtP system is that the imaging units are not dedicated to a single purpose,” noted Kurt Coralline of The Printers Shopper. “Besides producing low cost plates, the Epson printer can be used for color proofing or providing wide format and other high margin short-run work to customers.”