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Presstek Unveils Gemplate, an Open Platform Thermal CtP Plate at Ipex

Friday, March 28, 2014

Press release from the issuing company

Hudson, NH USA – Presstek unveiled GemPlate, its eco-friendly open platform thermal CTP plate at IPEX 2014 being held in London March 24-29.  Visitors to the Presstek stand (#S3-E290) have been extremely receptive to GemPlate for its ease of use and environmental benefits. GemPlate can be imaged on any 830 nm platesetter.  After imaging, GemPlate runs through a low cost, low maintenance cleaning unit that utilizes a pH neutral biodegradable solution. Financial and environmental benefits are extended even further with low replenishment rates and a long bath life.  

Streamlining plate production, GemPlate is rated for up to 100,000 impressions and does not require any pre- or post-baking processes. GemPlate has been engineered for many press platforms including those with Delta dampening systems. Customers using GemPlate have experienced excellent on press performance, high solvent resistance, wide press latitude and compatibility with a broad range of fountain solutions and additives. 

Ralph Jenkins, Presstek’s Worldwide Sales and Marketing Director, states, “Now printers have an even more robust offset plate to choose from that minimizes plate production costs and retains a high image contrast from a 1-99% dot at 200 lpi.”  Mr. Jenkins adds that customer feedback has been extremely encouraging and we fully expect commercial availability in Q3. 


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