TechNova at PrintPack 2005 : A Review

TechNova at PrintPack 2005 : A Review
CtP and Chemicals steal the show :

The TechNova stall was one of the biggest at PrintPack and was neatly segregated into two sections. The bigger stand was minimalist, and impressive, and was a virtual CtP display gallery for a number of cutting-edge products. Besides which there was focus on new generation chemistry, founts; PressCare Products; and UV & European-standard press washes.

Apart from its main stand, TechNova also ran a live PrintShop. Here, TechNova's CtP solutions for small offset were highlighted. A mini version of the Print Factory concept at PrintCity, Drupa'04, TechNova's PrintShop gave visitors an overview of the CtP workflow in a small offset environment. The PrintShop also featured highly educative interactive presentations on various printing technologies.

Besides this, TechNova plates and chemicals were highly visible at more than 15 printing machinery manufacturers' stands at PrintPack.

The TechNova "Must Sees" of the show were :

A not-to-be-missed technological break-through at PrintPack India 2005 was the TechNova's PolyJet CtPolyester plate, yet another first-in-the-world innovation from TechNova. PolyJet, is a no-process polyester offset plate that can be imaged on a standard inkjet printer and taken directly to the press for printing medium-run four-colour work, without any processing, in any format.

Four-colour jobs can be imaged on the plate using a wide format piezo inkjet printer. Imaged plates go directly to the press without any chemical processing. PolyJet plate would be ideally suited for the two and four page format presses for low-cost, two & four-colour short-run jobs of 10,000 to 20,000 impressions.

Thermostar TN : World's fastest long-run CtP :

One of the biggest pre-PrintPack developments has been the whole-hearted endorsement of TechNova's Thermal Plate by all the CtP pioneers in India, and its compatibility with all brands of platesetters.

Another path-breaker has been the successful trials of Thermostar TN at leading newspapers in actual production environment; proving the cost-effectiveness and suitability of Thermostar TN for those newspapers who don't need more than 30 plates per hour.

Thermostar TN, has been developed and patented by Agfa, and manufactured at TechNova's state-of-the-art plant in India.

Thermostar TN is sensitised to 830 nm and is based on an innovative coating technology, offering fast imaging and convenient handling. It is ideal for stochastic or FM screening. Thermostar TN has been designed for high-end applications in all segments of the industry, and can achieve run-lengths up to 150,000 impressions (which can be extended up to one million impressions with baking). Dot resolution capability is 1% to 99% using 250 lpi screen ruling.

TechNova's Thermostar TN plates have been in use in almost all the CtP print shops in India for the past year and the feedback has been very positive. Customer testimonials were displayed at the stand, along with printed specimens & process plate.

Next Generation, High-Performance, Chemistry :

TechNova, in keeping with the global trend for the high-end printers to insist on using high-performance products, launched an array of next generation presscare products, European quality press washes and performance enhanced fountain solutions, for high-speed sheetfed and web offset applications. TechNova has also introduced a complete range of washes for UV inks and coatings in technical collaboration with Arets Graphics, Belgium.

TechNova's research and development team has succeeded in making products that are better than or equivalents of the current range in Europe. The products have been under field-testing for the past several months in India, and have met with amazing customer response.

All in all, a super show for TechNova. And its customers!