Bridgeport National Bindery of Agawam, MA, was able to expand into the print-on-demand business and growing geographical market area, by implementing technology from Xeikon. Print-on-demand customers rely on the company primarily to print book covers, as well as other larger-format items like inserts for books, calendars, maps and posters.
The UV-Setter Series 850 is designed to expose eight pages and can be used for commercial, packaging and book printing alike.
BY MARK SMITH Technology Editor Printers in growing numbers are having second thoughts about their computer-to-plate (CTP) systems. First-time buyers are still the dominant force in the market today, but the aging installed base is rapidly driving up the percentage of shops looking to invest in a second, or even third, generation of technology. By the end of 2004, the installed base of CTP devices in North America had reached nearly 12,000 units, including metal and non-metal systems, according to a new plate market study recently published by PRIMIR (the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization). Completed by State Street Consultants in