Mitsubishi Imaging, a leader in polyester plate technology, presented its next generation of ecologically friendly CTP systems, the new Processless DigiPlate PDP-VL and Thermal DigiPlate System at the recent Graph Expo ‘10 in Chicago.
Processless DigiPlate PDP-VL
Highlighting the Mitsubishi Imaging exhibit was the new Processless DigiPlate PDP-VL. The new PDP-VL plate will be available in polyester or paper base in sheet or roll format in various thicknesses. PDP-VL, compatible with most current violet CTP platesetters as well as Mitsubishi’s soon to be released PDP CTP series, combines chemistry-free plate production with the offset quality and affordability of Mitsubishi Imaging’s Silver DigiPlate. The new violet sensitive PDP-VL plates use a polymer cross-linking technology that requires no chemical processing to create the image area. This unique plate requires only water for rinsing and no pre-heating, no post-heating and no gumming.
“Graph Expo was a very positive show for Mitsubishi”, said Catherine Cartolano, Vice President Graphic Arts Materials & Technical Services, Mitsubishi Imaging. “The highlight of the show for us was the successful introduction of our new Processless DigiPlate which drew a crowd for our live demos and a consistently favorable reaction from our customers and dealers alike. We are looking forward to the official introduction of the Processless DigiPlate in early 2011”.
“Mitsubishi Imaging has been on top of their game for a long time, and now with the introduction of their new processless DigiPlate technology, this really sets them apart from the competition”, according to Roger Bungert, President GSS Graphics, Inc., a Mitsubishi Imaging Dealer in West Bend, Wisconsin. “With their new PDP-VL plate being green and processless, I think this will spur on considerable new business in an ever-changing marketplace.”
Thermal DigiPlate System
“Attracting considerable interest and a significant number of our show leads was the affordable, processless and chemistry-free Thermal DigiPlate, a 2-up CTP system ideal for smaller printers who want an environmentally friendly upgrade from analog, electrostatic, and toner plates”, said Colleen Molkenbur, Senior Product Manager, Mitsubishi Imaging.
The ecologically friendly Thermal DigiPlate is a truly processless system that uses a patented thermal fusing technology to create a high-contrast image on the plate without chemical development, wash-off or ablation. The system eliminates the need for chemicals, toner, ink ribbons, processor maintenance and chemical disposal reducing the impact on the environment.
Grace Pearlescent Inkjet Media
Also introduced by Mitsubishi Imaging at Graph Expo, was Grace Pearlescent inkjet media, a first of its kind metallic inkjet photo media which is compatible with all aqueous wide format inkjet printers. Grace Pearlescent, with its unique, high gloss surface finish is similar to silver halide metallic photo paper and offers exceptional image clarity and brilliant color reproduction. Grace Pearlescent is ideal for high quality photo reproduction, professional and commercial photo applications, and graphic display and signage uses, such as POP.
“The applications and markets for specialized inkjet media continue to grow and our new Grace Pearlescent paper was very well received by visitors to our exhibit, who were impressed by the uniqueness and overwhelming vibrance of the product”, said Steven Vallario, Director Digital Imaging Marketing, Mitsubishi Imaging. “In addition there was consistent interest in our Diamond Proof media portfolio”.