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Mitsubishi Imaging Shows Chemistry-Free Flexible CTP Plate at Graph Expo

Press release from the issuing company

RYE, NY September 13, 2007 -- Mitsubishi Imaging (MPM), Inc., the leading provider of polyester CTP technology, will show its first ever chemistry-free flexible CTP plate, Thermal DigiPlate, at GRAPH EXPO in Chicago, Sept. 9-12, 2007.
Thermal DigiPlate and the complete line of Mitsubishi Imaging products will be on display in the company's Booth #4844.
Thermal DigiPlate is a revolutionary new flexible CTP plate that is completely processless and chemistry-free. It is an excellent choice for small printers who want an eco-friendly upgrade from laser and electrostatic plates.
"A rising favorite among cost-conscious commercial printers, Mitsubishi Imaging now offers printers an economical CTP plate upgrade for single and spot color jobs," said Frances Cicogna, Director of Marketing Communications at Mitsubishi Imaging. "This is a big step forward for Mitsubishi flexible CTP plates. We are already at work on the next generation of chemistry-free flexible CTP plates for process color printing."
Drawing on Mitsubishi Imaging's expertise in paper technologies, Thermal DigiPlate uses a patented thermal fusing technology to create a high-contrast image on plate without chemical development or wash-off. The plates are exposed in a low-cost platemaker that uses a thermal head system. Ideal in high-volume environments, the platemaker can produce up to 60 plates per hour and output plates up to 18.1" x 20.8". The platemaker has an output resolution of 1200dpi and up to 133lpi.