Lexington, KY - WhatTheyThink, the leading media organization serving the printing and publishing industry, today announced the availability of "The Chinese Are Coming! Will suppliers from the Far East take over the market for offset plates?. This report digs into the details and presents a wealth of data about the Chinese CTP suppliers and their plates.
You may have noticed that Chinese plates are beginning to appear on international markets. Perhaps you have seen companies like the curiously-named 2nd Film Factory of Lucky Group exhibiting their wares at big trade shows. But how well-informed are you about these new plate sources? You can find out what you need to know from a new report: “The Chinese Are Coming! Will suppliers from the Far East take over the market for offset plates?” It digs into the details and presents a wealth of data about the suppliers and their plates. You might be surprised at the answers it provides to some basic questions:
- How many Asian vendors are active in international markets? (Answer: There are more than a dozen.)
- Do they only make traditional analog plates? (Answer: They also make some of the world’s most sophisticated CTP plates, including the world’s first commercial switchable-polymer plate.)
- How much capacity do they have? (Answer: They already have more than 20% of the world’s plate manufacturing capacity, and the percentage is growing.)
- Are their prices low? (Answer: Yes—in many cases, remarkably low.)
- How is the quality of Chinese plates? (Answer: It varies by vendor; some are excellent and some need improvement.)
The report provides detailed answers to these and many other questions about Asian plates, their suppliers, their sales channels, and the impact they are beginning to have on the market. Written by Michael Mittelhaus, Europe’s leading CTP analyst, the report is based on in-depth interviews with Chinese plate suppliers. It includes a table overview of all Chinese supppliers, all URL´s of their websites plus detailed contact information.
The report was updated this year with recent developments, e.g. Chinese installations in Europe and the takeover of a British CTP manufacturer by a Chinese company. Also added are the technical and pricing information on first Chinese CTP systems sold and installed in Europe.
If you are involved with plate manufacturing and sales, CTP systems, or high-volume printing, you need the information contained in this report. Available at a price of $395 (US-only) or 295,00 Euros (ROW), this 60-page report describes the biggest changes to hit the plate market since the arrival of CTP, and much of the information is available nowhere else.
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