ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. September 12, 2007 -- Label and flexible packaging printers increasingly utilize flexographic presses to manufacture their products. The PlateRite FX870 computer-to-plate (CTP) platesetter helps improve production for the packaging industry.
The PlateRite FX870 enables better production efficiency and more stable output quality for printing corrugated containers, folding cartons, plastic bags, labels and product wrappers. It can be used in both flexo and letterpress printing production. Additionally, the PlateRite FX870 offers the option of imaging digital offset plates.
The PlateRite FX870 directly exposes the black mask layer of resin plates, eliminating the need for film or other intermediate processing. What's more, its superior halftone dot reproduction ensures dependable results, even in the highlight and shadow areas.
The PlateRite FX870 takes advantage of customer-proven technologies engineered into Screen's PlateRite series CTP devices for offset printing. It utilizes a 32-channel laser diode head to image plates from 7.9 x 7.9 inches to 34.2 x 30 inches. It features 2,400 dpi and 2,540 dpi imaging resolutions.
The PlateRite FX870 is compatible with all flexo workflows, including Screen's specially developed packaging workflow, Packstudio SE. It also is compatible with the Trueflow SE PDF/JDF-based workflow management system from Screen.
The PlateRite FX870 will be featured in the Screen (USA) exhibition area (Booth #3801) at Graph Expo 2007, September 9-12 at Chicago's McCormick Place.
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