Mitsubishi to Debut Chem-Free Ctp System, Production Inkjet Media at GRAPH EXPO 2012

RYE, NY—August 21, 2012—Mitsubishi Imaging (MPM), a leader in affordable and processless CtP systems and high-quality inkjet media for proofing and printing, will introduce a number of new products for commercial printers of all sizes in booth 841 at GRAPH EXPO 2012 in Chicago.

New VDP Chemistry-Free CtP System
Following its successful introduction at drupa, and making its North American debut at GRAPH EXPO 2012, Mitsubishi Imaging introduces the new chem-free Violet DigiPlater VDP-CF3070 CtP platesetter with the latest generation of chem-free offset printing plates, Violet DigiPlate VDP.

The Violet DigiPlater VDP-CF3070 sets a new standard for offset printing in the small to medium-sized print market. The fully-automated Violet DigiPlater VDP-CF3070 outputs 20 plates per hour at a resolution of 2,540 dpi. Plates are exposed, punched, washed-off, dried and cut to format ready for immediate printing. With two roll magazines and the integrated register punch, the Violet DigiPlater offers ideal operating conditions where two plate formats can be output automatically without any loss in material or time. This innovative, compact and fully-automatic CtP platesetter is characterized by its environmental friendliness, extremely low-energy consumption and a minimal CO2 footprint.

The Violet DigiPlate is a true chemical-free, violet-sensitive, polyester-based offset printing plate, combining chem-free plate production with the offset quality and affordability of Mitsubishi Imaging’s Silver DigiPlate. This unique plate utilizes a polymer cross-linking technology that creates the image area without chemicals, requiring only water for rinsing. VDP requires no traditional violet plate treatments such as pre-heating, post-baking and gumming.

“Based on the level of interest in Mitsubishi’s new VDP system and inkjet media at drupa, we are anticipating a highly successful GRAPH EXPO and interest in all of our innovative products for both digital and offset printing,” said Catherine Cartolano, vice president, sales and technical services, Mitsubishi Imaging.

Eco-friendly Thermal DigiPlate Processless CtP System for two-up printers
Also highlighting the Mitsubishi exhibit will be the processless and chem-free Thermal DigiPlate CtP system, capable of running 1,200 dpi plates at 75 plates per hour with no chemicals, no toner and no ink ribbons. Real savings on chemistry disposal, plate costs, maintenance, labor and time from using the Thermal DigiPlate System will give small- to medium-sized printers the competitive edge to gain more jobs and increase profitability.

Specialty Paper for High-speed, Continuous-feed Color Inkjet Printing
Mitsubishi Paper Mills, a world leader in specialty paper manufacturing, will be introducing SWORD iJET 4.3, a premium grade, high-quality coated production inkjet media at GRAPH EXPO 2012. Mitsubishi offers many grades of coated specialty media for printing on high-speed, continuous-feed, color inkjet presses. With Mitsubishi production inkjet media, true-color reproduction, fast drying time and superior line sharpness can be achieved on a variety of applications such as variable data, financial, books, brochures, print-on-demand, direct mail and more.

DP Series Specialty Media highlights: luster and luster metallic
Mitsubishi will show exciting digital papers, such as the DP Series Specialty Media for HP Indigo digital offset presses. The DP Series luster media has the look and feel of traditional resin coated photo paper and its enhanced luster metallic finish is very similar to silver halide metallic photo papers. Designated as an HP Certified Substrate, Mitsubishi Imaging’s DP Series Specialty Media is ideal for the production of a wide range of high quality printed materials, including: professional photo books; wedding albums; fine art prints; greeting cards; posters and brochures.

About Mitsubishi Imaging (MPM)
Mitsubishi Imaging, a leader in sustainable green technology, provides the printing industry in both North and South America with total solutions for the next generation of print. Mitsubishi supplies printers with affordable CtP options including the benchmark Silver DigiPlate and SilverMaster plate material. Mitsubishi Imaging’s eco-friendly CtP solutions include the low chemistry usage SDP-Eco1630IIIR and the chemistry-free Thermal DigiPlate. Mitsubishi Imaging also produces a wide range of inkjet media such as Diamond Jet, Diamond Proof, Pictorico and Grace papers that provide the highest quality printing, as well as many grades of coated commercial inkjet media for high-speed inkjet presses. In addition, Mitsubishi offers specialty digital papers with luster metallic finishes for HP digital offset presses. Mitsubishi media meets multiple applications for any proofing and digital printing requirements.

Source: Mitsubishi Imaging.

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