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Popular Digital PlateMaster Series Expands At Print 01 Show

Saturday, September 08, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, IL -- Building on the popularity of its highly successful, entry-level Computer-to-Plate devices, A.B.Dick has expanded its Digital PlateMaster line in time for the Print 01 show. The newest member of the family is the DPM2404, and will be unveiled (booth #3329) during the eight day show at McCormick Place in Chicago, September 6-13. This lower cost device is the second DPM to be introduced to the market place in 2001. In February, A.B.Dick debuted the DPM2508 at the Graphics of the Americas show in Miami. The DPM2404 shares the same characteristics of the DPM2508, with only unit size being different. It is designed to meet the needs of the growing GTO size market. "The customer has the final word and they have spoken loud and clear," said Stu Gallup, Director of Digital Systems Marketing and Product Planning, for A.B.Dick. "The DPM2404 is a slightly smaller version of the DPM2508, which recently began installations. The DPM2508 is designed to accommodate printers looking to move into the 20-inch arena. We anticipate the DPM2404 to appeal to the same audience that was intrigued by our top selling DPM2340. It delivers the same high quality digital imaging accuracy and produces sensational results with digital plates, in addition to amazingly fast turnaround." A.B.Dick is the market sales leader of entry-level, Computer-to-Plate devices with over 2,000 DPM units in the field. The company won an Intertech Technology Award for innovation when the DPM series was introduced six years ago. The DPM2404 represents the fifth generation of the line. A fully integrated, direct-to-silver platemaker with a maximum plate size of 15.9" by 20.8", the DPM2404 provides extra functionality by handling offline film up to the same dimensions. With resolutions ranging from 1,200 dpi to 3,600 dpi, it also offers integrated punching on the drum with an internal drying system. The DPM2404 provides a host of features and options. Using a Harlequin PostScript3 RIP, the DPM2420 can meet the continued strong demand for process color with high quality A.B.Dick MEGAPRO polyester plates (5 mil, 7 mil and 8 mil) from a desktop computer. The universal take-up cassette option allows the imaging of rapid access film and paper for off-line processing.

 

 

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