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Newest Tanto Eight-Up Imagesetter from Screen USA Is Faster Than Ever

Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL. - How do you enhance one of the most popular and successful eight-page imagesetters on the market? By maximizing its already unmatchable speed and increasing registration accuracy. That's what Screen (USA) has accomplished with the new Tanto 6120, which will debut at Print 01 (booth #5330) at Chicago's McCormick Place, Sept. 6-13. Like its predecessor, the Tanto 6120 offers high reliability, pinpoint accuracy and rapid throughput. Imaging on 120 channels as the drum spins up to 510 rpm, Tanto produces 20 flats per hour in spiral mode for media size 31.8" by 44.1" at 2,400 dpi. The Imaging Accelerator Board maintains this same speed while using automatic internal punching, maximizing both imaging speed and registration accuracy. The Tanto 6120 goes another step further as it can receive data at a full 16MB per second over its F-PIF interface. Data reception is not interfered with by the recording process, meaning both RIP and recorder remain running at their own top speeds. The most advanced drum design available enables the Tanto 6120 to deliver impeccable, high-precision imaging. Supporting media sizes from a maximum of 33" by 45" to a minimum of 24" by 32.7", means it can handle A2 and 4-up output as well as jobs 8-up and larger. The Tanto 6120 offers six imaging resolutions, ranging from 1,200 to 4,000 dpi. The device can image onto RC paper and polyester film as well, making this imagesetter an ideal, entry-level CTP unit. A highly reliable media handling system delivers untold benefits with quick and consistent throughput. An autoload setting cuts time and problems, and media is inserted into the dual magazine system (second magazine optional). With different size film loaded in each, there is no need to stop between jobs. Film, RC paper or polyester plates can also be loaded in either cassette. A low-stress loading system prevents distortion, and a slack zone between the drum and in-line processor outlet eliminates bottlenecks between devices. An optional internal register punch system allows for punching before imaging. Systems up to nine pins can be supported, with tail punching available for the largest supported media size. The Tanto also can retrofit all punch blocks. The large display, touch screen graphic user interface (GUI) further enhances ease of operation, and shows output settings, the media loaded, and the selected image size. It can even relay messages from the processor.

 

 

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