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Truepress 344 Produces True Lithographic Quality with Digital Ease

Press release from the issuing company

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. September 12, 2007 - How can printing companies differentiate themselves to compete with increasing in-house capabilities, shorter runs and higher quality requirements? At Graph Expo 2007, Screen (USA) will demonstrate the Truepress 344, a full-color direct imaging press that can help capture a bigger share of print volume.
The Truepress 344 is the perfect production machine for low operating costs, fast throughput and true lithographic quality. This exceptional four-color press produces smaller-format, economical print runs with color fidelity that compares to conventional offset equipment. Its substrate versatility and ability to accomplish longer runs efficiently make the Truepress 344 ideal for printing catalogs, books, sales collateral, postcards, art prints and business forms.
The Truepress 344 features a maximum sheet size of 13.4 x 18.5 inches and top speed of 7,000 sheets per hour. It employs the conventional wet offset process, with traditional dampening system, offset inks and paper stock. The multi-array laser diode (MALD) imaging head exposes all four plates simultaneously within three minutes.
Plates can be imaged at 2,400 dpi resolution using screen rulings up to 200 lpi. In addition, the Spekta 2 screening method enables printers to enjoy the benefits of AM/FM hybrid screening in their digital printing solution.
TrueFit Advance, an automated quality control system, ensures a consistent ink-water balance throughout the print run.
One operator can manage the entire process from workflow to printing. Ink rollers, dampening rollers and blankets are cleaned with a single automated command. Plates are imaged, the feeder unit is set and ink ducts are calibrated automatically. The press can start its next job in about five minutes.
To see Screen's solutions for digital print production in action, visit Booth #3801, September 9-12 at Chicago's McCormick Place.