CTF -- Drumming up BusinessApril 2001
Purup-Eskofot ImageMaker B1
The ImageMaker B1 CtF system has a 32.3x42.5˝ format size and is able to image 1,205 square inches per minute at 1,270 dpi. The machine can be upgraded in the field to image digital metal plates with an argon-ion, FD-YAG, or thermal YAG laser. Its cast-iron drum protects against the effects of vibration, and fluctuations in temperature and humidity. The OptoLink system increases dot sharpness by separating the laser from the imaging carriage. A three-roll magazine holds up to 600 feet of film or polyester plate (8mil) material online. Users can select from more than 20 standard punch register systems.
Screen (USA) Tanto 5120
The Tanto 5120 is an external-drum imagesetter that features a 31.9x44.1˝ format size and maximum resolution of 4,000 dpi. It is capable of imaging 1,852 square inches per minute at 1,200 dpi by utilizing a high-power LED array that simultaneously images a 120 channel-wide swath while the drum spins at up to 420 rpm. The machine handles a minimum media size of 24x32.7˝, with a low-stress loading system that is said to put minimal tension onto the media, preventing film distortion. Automatic internal punching is possible with optional punch blocks from Stoesser, Bacher, Protocol, Graphometronik and DS. An online processor also can be added.