Toray Focuses on Waterless Print at WAN IFRA Expo
Friday, September 14, 2012
Press release from the issuing company
Economical and ecological waterless print production will be the focus for Toray Industries Inc's presence at WAN IFRA's World Publishing EXPO 2012 at Frankfurt, Germany, from 29 to 31 October.
On Press Durability Up 40%
Highlighting those capabilities and additional quality benefits will be Toray's MX10 waterless CTP offset printing plates. Since their market introduction in April, customers using the MX10 plates have reported increases of up to 40% in press run performance.
The plates can be imaged by certified plate setters such as Trendsetter News 100/200, Generation News V-X-Z or Xjet Waterless with a resolution of up to 175 LPI. They can achieve run lengths of between 250,000 and 400,000 impressions on uncoated and coated paper respectively. The waterless plate processor requires only a fraction of the chemicals needed to process conventional plates minimizing the environmental impact.
Headline Grabbing Newspaper Printing
At World Publishing EXPO 2012 Toray will showcase print samples from prominent award winning waterless newspaper printers throughout Europe. Highlights will include examples of remarkable quality cold set products with coating from Freiburger Druck, Germany. Mr Junichi Ishii, Sales Manager at Toray International Europe GmbH, says: "This level of print quality is considered unachievable on a newspaper press using the conventional offset process but possible with the KBA Cortina press and Toray waterless plates." Other coldset examples will include striking fashion adverts printed on improved paper by Eco Print Center, Belgium.
He adds: "In today's world with smaller printed news editions and reduced circulation rates, the low make-ready waste of waterless has a positive impact on the bottom line. Toray plates can print coldset or heatset with exceptional quality on a wide range of paper on the same newspaper press without the need to change the ink. They offer unmatched versatility for newspaper printers seeking to expand their semi- commercial product portfolio and increase profit."
Increased Plate Production Capacity
Toray has recently announced the start of construction of their new printing plate factory in the Czech Republic. Expected to be operational in early 2014, the USD72 million project includes facilities for plate coating and converting that will meet the needs of printers across Europe, the Middle East and North America. The project will optimize the plate manufacturing process flow and logistic as well as enhance technical service to waterless users.
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