PosiJet Case Studies
(Asomiya Pratidin, Dainik Gomantak)

PosiJet Case Studies

PosiJet – A Blessing, A Boon

The Indian newspaper industry is on the growth path.

The premium newspapers are implementing CtP technology. The debate is between Thermal or Violet? But the statistics are revealing. There are 4500 newspapers in the country in comparison to 115 CtP platesetters. This means, a large number of medium-run newspapers are using tracing paper or laser printer films as the image carrier for making their printing plates.

This is a huge compromise. And it is happening only because newspapers do not have a first-rate technology at their disposal.

But all that has changed. TechNova has launched, the easiest - and most cost effective way to make a broadsheet film. The set-up includes a desktop computer; an inkjet printer, film roll. It is a given that plate exposing unit exists.

This film is called PosiJet.

TechNova's manufacturing facility for PosiJet consists of fully automated lines equipped with state-of-the-art process control, laser inspection and individual identification systems. And so, PosiJet features and performance consistency are matched with the best in the world!

PosiJet Product Specifications

Base - Dimensionally stable polyester film.
Thickness - 100 microns.
Size - Available in all standard size rolls.
Shelf life - One year under normal storage conditions.

Usage Instructions & Work Flow

Step 1 : Design the job using standard DTP software.
Step 2 : Image the film using the recommended inkjet printer.
Step 3 : Expose & process the plate or screen using the PosiJet positive.
Step 4 : Print!

A Quick Glance at PosiJet's Features & Benefits
  • The world’s most cost-effective computer-to-film system.
  • Fully transparent inkjet film, that looks & feels like a silver-based film.
  • 1, 2, 4 & 8 page format capability.
  • One-piece positives for tabloid & broadsheet newspapers.
  • Single, spot & pleasing full-colour reproduction capability.
  • Totally dry Computer-to-Film-to-Plate process. No Camera. No Darkroom.
  • No Imagesetter. No Platesetter. No Processor. No Chemistry. No Hassles!
  • Unbeatable value for money.
PosiJet Case Studies :

  • Asomiya Pratidin

    Asomiya Pratidin graduates to quality with PosiJet
    Value for money - and superb support from TechNova

    Asomiya Pratidin is an Assamese newspaper published from Guwahati, Assam. Like most newspapers in the country, it is on the rise.

    And so, in a smart move which shall keep it one step ahead of the competition, the top management at Asomiya Pratidin has opted for a technology upgradation. Early this year, they installed the CtPosi technology at their Jorhat premise - a step which has marked their graduation from laser printer film.

    Jayanta Baruah was categorical when enquired on the rationale behind his action. He stated, "It is very critical that any new investment should enhance growth possibilities and boost the productivity. For improving quality we had to choose between an imagesetter and CtPosi technology. In today's times, service and cost becomes a critical issue, especially when the capital investment is huge. Therefore we tilted towards PosiJet. Plus, TechNova’s stand and support for the project, has given us greater confidence."

    Which is more or less how, Asomiya Pratidin has been printing their paper on PosiJet for the past 6 months.

    PosiJet film is a high density polyester-based fully transparent clear film for computer-to-film digital imaging using recommended inkjet printers. It is ideal for full-colour & screen positives in any size, with unbeatable value-for-money.

    PosiJet film is designed to produce high-resolution four-colour plate-ready positives in 2, 4 and 8 page formats, with UV density matching silver-based films. PosiJet can also be used for generating negatives. However, the ink consumption is significantly higher than that for making positives. When imaged on high-resolution inkjet printers (e.g. Epson), the patented ink-receiving layer ensures excellent reproduction of 2-98% dots at 2880 dpi, micro-fine lines and perfect solids.

    When queried about the key benefits of using PosiJet in the last 6 months, Mrinmoy Dey, General Manager responded, "Our print quality has improved to a greater extent. We had problems of mis-registration with laser printer films. These have been totally eradicated with PosiJet."

    Mrinmoy Dey was very happy with PosiJet because of the cost savings. He said, "we have been able to save a considerable amount of energy on paste-up jobs. Earlier we were using two A3 size laser printer films to make a page. This had to be perfectly pasted on. Now, with single piece positive using PosiJet, we have saved considerable amount of time and energy."

    Team TechNova has maintained that PosiJet offers the lowest cost computer-to-film solution, ideally suited for newspapers, book & magazine publishers, screen printers and several other applications who are using expensive silver-based films.

    Asomiya Pratidin is a sterling example of the advantages of PosiJet. More power to Asomiya Pratidin.

  • Dainik Gomantak

    Excellent speed and great quality

    Dainik Gomantak is gung-ho about PosiJet

    The 45 year-old Dainik Gomantak, Marathi daily is hugely popular in Goa. The newspaper deploys PosiJet. The Team TechNova speaks to Sudershan Deshpande and asks Just 5 questions; and in the process gleans hard facts about the newspaper.

    Team TechNova : What were the key attractions that made you choose CtPosi system?
    S Deshpande : At Dainik Gomantak, we're trying to give much more to our readers, in a cost effective manner. In that sense, CtPosi system ahs helped. It has ensured dot accuracy and density.

    Team TechNova : What about registration?
    S Deshpande : Registration is very accurate - and superior to a laser printer film.

    Team TechNova : What are the quality advantages with the CtPosi system, as compared to the earlier system?
    S Deshpande : Now, we get fine dots as compared to a laser printer. In fact the quality of output on a PosiJet is as good as that of an image setter.

    Team TechNova : You're using CtPoly workflow. Your comments.
    S Deshpande : By using CtPoly workflow, we are able to get 2-3% Dot. This was not possible while using a laser printer. At the moment, there is no dot loss.

    Team TechNova : What further improvements are you looking forward to?
    S Deshpande : We hope to improve speed. The current speed is 36-40 pages in 8 hours. This means, 12 minutes/page. With the improvements, I should be able to achieve 5 minutes/page.

    For further information, contact :
    Arindam Sarkar
    Product Manager – CtPoly Products
    TechNova Imaging Systems (P) Limited
    Mobile : +91 (0)93226 053123
    eMail : arindams@technovaindia.com
    Web : www.technovaworld.com