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IPEX 2002 -- Products

June 2002
Fuji Photo Film U.S.A. moved into violet imaging CTP technology by previewing three internal-drum systems that feature 30mW laser diodes for exposing photopolymer plates. The Saber Luxel Vx-6000 CTP handles a 29.5x26.4˝ maximum plate size and is offered in manual and semi-automatic configurations. The Saber Luxel V-9600 CTP and Vx-9600 CTP support a 45.7x37.8˝ maximum plate size and initially will be available in a fully automatic configuration. The Vx model supports a slightly larger imaging area and will be offered in manual and semi-automatic configurations in the future. Write in 382 on Reader Service Card


Delphax Technologies debuted the Imaggia II series of sheetfed digital printing systems. The monochrome, simplex machines use electron beam imaging (EBI) to print at 600x600 dpi. The model IM220 outputs 220 pages per minute, while the IM300 prints 300 pages per minute. With a maximum print width of 18.24˝, the units accept standard data formats, including PostScript3 and PDF. Write in 383 on Reader Service Card

Roll Systems rolled out the DocuSheeter DI, which enables up to 18 hours (60,000 sheets) of non-stop paper feeding to a Heidelberg Digi-master 9110, Canon imageRUNNER 110 or IBM Infoprint 2000 printing system. The paper-roll-to-sheet unit can switch between 8.5x11˝ and 11x17˝ applications without changing paper rolls and produces a range of sheet sizes from 8x10˝ to 14x18˝. Write in 384 on Reader Service Card

Printcafe's Prepress Connector version 1.0 links the company's print management systems to the Creo Prinergy workflow system and Synapse InSite Internet portal. By enabling data to flow between MIS and prepress, this JDF-based add-on module is said to automate the process of tracking and capturing the costs associated with a prepress workflow. The product is an outgrowth of Printcafe's partnership in the Networked Graphic Production (NGP) concept, which applies JDF standards to communicate job data during import or export. Write in 385 on Reader Service Card

Flint Ink debuted its Gemini hybrid UV ink system for sheetfed printing. The ink's cross-linked polymer finish is said to provide high surface integrity and resist heat, chemicals and abrasion. It reportedly enables printers to achieve sharp wet traps between printing stations, while utilizing minimal UV lights for curing. Process color and PANTONE ink sets are offered, and can be used on paper, label, foil, film, plastic and board substrates. Write in 386 on Reader Service Card

Gämmerler Corp. introduced the PowerLift semi-automated palletizing system, which enables operators to pick up multiple bundles at one time with minimal lifting force. The device is said to reduce worker requirements by 50 percent while costing considerably less than fully automated systems. It minimizes the strain of heavy lifting and the need for repetitive bending, thereby cutting down on worker injuries. The system also achieves tight pallet patterns for improved handling. Write in 387 on Reader Service Card
 

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