FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division announces a relationship with alfa CTP Systems Inc., inspired by a collective desire for more efficient and environmentally safe options to produce high quality offset printing plates for newspaper printers throughout the Americas.
Fujifilm and alfa CTP have agreed to a sales and support cooperation, combining Fujifilm plate technology, such as Fujifilm’s Superia Ecomaxx-T, a true no-process thermal plate, with alfa CTP’s range of Accelero thermal Computer to Plate machines.
“By bringing our product lines together, we can offer our customers best-in-class technologies that enable them to dramatically improve their operations,” said Lane Palmer, VP Corporate Accounts - Newspapers, FUJIFILM North America, Graphic Systems Division.
For those transitioning from a traditional ‘wet’ violet, UV or thermal process, the Fujifilm no process plate and alfa CTP eliminate the need for plate processors and all of the attendant costs of ownership, operation, and maintenance. The result is a clean, dry, high quality plate with no processor to clean, and no chemistry to handle or dispose.
An Accelero plate setter is installed at Fujifilm’s Chicago Technology Center, to showcase this innovation during hands-on demonstrations. Sample plates will be available to customers within the newspaper industry to trial and see first-hand the benefits of this technology.