Hamada Distributors To Sell Screen USA 4-Up CTP Thermal Platesetter
Tuesday, September 18, 2001
ROLLING MEADOWS, IL. - Hamada of America and Screen (USA) announced today an agreement where Hamada and their dealers will market Screen products with Hamada's impressive B452 series digital color printing solution. Effective immediately, this marketing agreement includes the PlateRite 4000 thermal CTP platesetter and Trueflow workflow solution. Hamada will promote the B452 with Screen's products through its 56 dealer locations in the U.S. and Canada. "We are very pleased to reach this agreement with Hamada of America," said A.J. Kakiuchi, President of Screen (USA). "Hamada and Screen are two companies very much alike. Both have been proactive at introducing new technologies to the graphic arts industry. Hamada is well known for its outstanding dealer network, and this sends a clear message about their confidence in our PlateRite system. The opportunity to be involved in their distribution channel serves as a tremendous benefit to us." Ken Yokoe, President of Hamada of America, stated, "We are extremely pleased to bring to the market the PlateRite 4000 thermal CTP platesetter. This is complementary and enhances Hamada's multi-color press lines such as the B452 series. This allows our customers to receive the full benefits of CTP technology. We are also pleased to exhibit the PlateRite 4000 with Trueflow solution at the Hamada booth #3737) throughout Print 01." Screen (USA) introduced the PlateRite 4000 thermal CTP platesetter two years ago. Since then, customers have discovered the true abilities of the four-page device with its incredible speed, impeccable quality and reliability, and customer satisfaction. Trueflow has remained the PDF workflow solution of choice since its introduction last year at Graph Expo. It incorporates the latest features and handles automatic job processing, preflighting, automatic trapping, RIP'ed PDF files output, plate layout, editing and more. The Hamada B452 series is a four-color press that features the Easy Plate Setting System (EPS) and Auto Blanket Wash. With a maximum range of 20 1/2" by 14 3/8", it prints at a speed of 10,000 impressions per hour and offers landscape feeding and an ink key control system.