Digital Press [Part II] at drupa 2004

Digital Press @ drupa - [Part II]
It is supposed to be a JDF drupa 2004, the buzzword on most lips is CtP, followed by digital printing. This is particularly true about print managers and press-owners from India.

  • AGFA & dotrix @ drupa :
    • dotrix's the.factory Direct-to-Press inkjet printing for packaging live at drupa 2004
    • Agfa signed a strategic agreement with French company Varicolor
    Agfa demonstrated Direct-to-Press inkjet printing for packaging with dotrix at drupa 2004. The demonstration had feature enhanced configurations of the company's single-pass digital inkjet press - the.factory - designed for industrial print applications. It is capable of printing 907 sq meter per hour at widths of up to 63 cm wide.

    Alongside the existing stand-alone roll-to-roll version of the press, dotrix has demonstrated its suitability for point-of-purchase, folding carton applications and roll-to-roll label applications with the integration of a jumbo unwinder and sheet cutter.

    During this show Agfa signed a strategic agreement with French company Varicolor to market the :Dotrix high-speed digital full-colour inkjet press for the transactional printing market. Two :Dotrix systems were sold from the show floor, including one to Varicolor.

  • Presstek @ drupa :
    • ProFire supports FM, AM & Hybrid screening options.
    Presstek Inc., a leading manufacturer and marketer of environmentally responsible high tech digital imaging solutions for the graphic arts and laser imaging markets, is showcasing its leadership position in the Digital Offset Press market with an array of Presstek enabled DI presses.

    Presstek's new ProFire Excel Imaging optimised with Presstek's new ProFire Digital Media generates a 16-micron laser spot that enables 300 lines per inch (120 l/cm) output, while supporting FM (Stochastic), AM (conventional), and hybrid screening options.

    ProFire Excel DI presses dramatically change the competitive dynamics for offset printing by raising the bar on quality and lowering the cost of market entry. Their ease of use makes them the ideal solution for digital printers who wish to add offset printing to their portfolio of services.

  • Ryobi @ drupa :
    • ProFire Excel enabled Ryobi 3404X-DI delivers the ultimate in DI quality.
    • UV version of the press for the label and packaging markets is on the display.
    Ryobi had an exciting machine, the Ryobi 3404X-DI. This ProFire Excel enabled Ryobi 3404X-DI is loaded with standard features, and in conjunction with the new ProFire Digital Media, delivers the ultimate in DI quality. Ryobi also offers a UV version of the press for the label and packaging markets, this exciting new press is on display at Ryobi's drupa stand (16C03).
  • KBA @ drupa :
    • KBA's 46 Karat Plus is a result of a cooperative development effort between Ryobi, Presstek and KBA.
    KBA's 46 Karat Plus is a result of a cooperative development effort between Ryobi, Presstek and KBA, based on the needs of KBA customers who are extremely quality-oriented. Stochastic screening, a 300-line screen and Aniva inks set this new offering in KBA's digital portfolio apart. KBA offers its 46 Karat line as an entry-level strategy for enterprising print service providers. KBA customers who have purchased a 46 Karat in the past have enjoyed profitable operations, and, in some cases, have added a 74Karat or conventional Rapida press as a complement to their 46 Karat. With its enhanced quality and functionality, the new 46 Karat Plus is also ideal for printers with existing digital devices from Xerox, Xeikon and HP who see the value in blending ultra short run capabilities with high-quality, short-run offset for a more rounded portfolio.

  • KPG @ drupa :
    • KPG DirectPress 5634 DI System combines ProFire Excel & DirectWorks.
    The KPG DirectPress 5634 DI System combines industry leading ProFire Excel imaging quality, with the simplicity and automation of a DI Press. The KPG DirectPress 5634 DI System further enhances production efficiency by incorporating Kodak Polychrome Graphics DirectWorks, KPG's new workflow solution. Building on KPG's recognised colour expertise, DirectWorks enables colour management across a variety of technologies to deliver more accurate and consistent colour regardless of output device. DirectWorks streamlines operations by automating prepress activities such as pre-flight, colour correction, trapping, imposition, approval and ripping.

  • Heidelberg @ drupa :
    • Heidelberg introduced ProSpot technology which is designed & manufactured by Presstek.
    At drupa, Heidelberg introduced its new ProSpot technology, bringing better print quality to the Heidelberg Quickmaster DI Pro. This improved imaging system, designed and manufactured by Presstek, combined with proven Presstek PearlDry Plus plates, brings higher quality, improved profitability and new levels of productivity to users of Heidelberg's Quickmaster DI Pro.

  • Jetrion @ drupa :
    • Jetrion introduces Jetrion 3025 drop-on-demand inkjet printing system.
    • Jetrion 3025 offers the flexibility of speed, print resolution & ink to meet the demands of the commercial printing, publishing and packaging markets.
    Jetrion LLC, a leading global provider of advanced products, services and specialised solutions for industrial inkjet applications, and a separate business unit of Flint Ink, introduces its new cutting-edge Jetrion 3025 drop-on-demand (DOD) inkjet printing system. The Jetrion 3025 features breakthrough technology that delivers significantly more flexibility, higher quality and lower cost digital printing capability to the commercial printing, publishing and packaging markets.

    Starting at 2.4 inches (61 mm) with one printhead, and designed to incorporate multiple printheads for wider applications, the monochrome Jetrion 3025 inkjet printing system delivers 316 dpi across, and up to 526 dpi in the process direction, at speeds up to 250 fpm (77 mpm) with UV inks, and up to 400 fpm (123 mpm) with solvent inks. With this combination of features, the Jetrion 3025 offers the flexibility of speed, print resolution and ink to meet the demands of the commercial printing, publishing and packaging markets.

    The Jetrion 3025 was co-developed with Graph-Tech AG of Switzerland.right>
  • Delphax @ drupa :
    • Delphax exhibit its CR2000 toner-based digital web press which has a running speed of 450 fpm.
    Delphax Technologies Inc., a global provider of high-speed digital printing and publishing systems, announced a major digital printing speed breakthrough with the introduction of its new CR2000 digital web press with an industry-leading continuous running speed of 450 feet per minute. The CR2000 is being presented to the industry for the first time at drupa 2004 in the Delphax exhibit stand 17A39.

    With its extraordinary speed capability, the ultra-high speed CR2000 toner-based digital web press can produce nearly 2,000 8½ x 11-inch pages every minute with 600 x 600 dpi print quality. A full 50 % faster than the Delphax CR1300 digital web press, for years the industry's productivity leader with a continuous running speed of 300 feet per minute, the CR2000 now takes its place as the top high-end model in the Delphax CR Series.

    In addition to a new benchmark for speed, Delphax also will be displaying its latest print quality enhancements for the CR series. While the release improves quality across the spectrum of print from text to line-art to images, the new level of greyscale and halftone image quality achieved is particularly impressive especially since it is delivered at speeds up to 450 feet per minute.

  • Xeikon @ drupa :
    • Xeikon 5000 introduced with a brand new digital front-end and numerous state-of-the-art components.
    • Xeikon 5000 has a width of 500 mm, unlimited sheet length & the capability to print onto a wide variety of substrates.
    • Xeikon 5000 comes integrated with the brand-new Swift digital front-end.
    • Xeikon 5000 can print multi-page documents at a speed of 8,200 full-colour pages per hour.
    The newly resurgent Xeikon introduced Xeikon 5000 at drupa. This aesthetically designed machine is the culmination of more than 10 years of experience in digital colour printing. Designed from the ground up, the Xeikon 5000 comes with a brand new digital front-end and numerous state-of-the-art components that define the Xeikon 5000 as the first digital colour press designed to produce impeccable quality colour printing during short print runs and throughout print volumes running into the millions.

    The Xeikon 5000 has all the features that become Xeikon's trademark : true One-Pass-Duplex, a unique width of 500 mm combined with virtually unlimited sheet length and the capability to print onto a wide variety of substrates.

  • Several technological breakthroughs were displayed :

    First of all, the Xeikon 5000 comes integrated with the brand-new Swift digital front-end, a fully redesigned front-end to support and enhance the capabilities of the Xeikon 5000.

    The Swift DFE delivers an improved toolbox that enables faster and better integration of applications and equipment into a seamless workflow thanks to the implementation of open standards. The Swift DFE easily processes PostScript, PDF, PPML and PPML/VDX files at high speed and is designed to support future JDF-based digital printing job tickets.

    Being web-fed, the Xeikon 5000 is intrinsically fast it can print multi-page documents at a speed of 8,200 full-colour pages per hour (138 letter-size pages per minute).


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