DIGITAL digest 2-01
As a result, Mitsubishi Imaging also has assumed responsibility for honoring and supporting Ryobi's dealer agreement for the DPX platesetting system in the U.S. (www.mitsubishiimaging.com)
ADDISON, TX—Best Press has made a commitment to 100 percent digital production by investing in a PlateRite 8000 thermal CTP plate recorder from Screen (USA). The $12 million sheetfed operation already had been producing eight-up film using a Screen DT-R3100 imagesetter.
"We were looking for a CTP device that would produce punched plates in a completely automated environment," says Mike Heischman, director of information technology at Best Press. (www.screenusa.com)
EDISON, NJ—With the start of the new year, Sinar Bron Imaging announced it was no longer distributing the Leaf line of digital camera backs. The company will continue to operate as the exclusive U.S. distributor of high-end studio camera equipment from its parent companies—Sinar AG, Bron Elektronik AG and Foba AG. (www.sinarbron.com)
The announcement came on the heels of a move by CreoScitex (through its Leaf Products group) and Mamiya America to jointly form Leaf America. The Leaf Volare, Cantare, Cantare XY and C-Most digital camera backs now are being marketed by Leaf America. Its offices are located at 8 Westchester Plaza, Elmsford, NY 10523. (www.leafamerica.com)
PHOENIX—Business Cards Tomorrow has expanded its digital production capabilities with the installation of an A.B.Dick Colour digital press from A.B.Dick-Multigraphics. The response has been immediate and very positive, management says. "We're tapping into new markets besides what we purchased the press for, which was to produce our four-color-process business card work," notes Andrew Nichols, a partner in the firm.
BCT-Phoenix prints exclusively for other printers and print brokers. (www.abdick.com)
ROCHESTER, NY—Based on data from market research firm IDC Corp., Xerox Corp. reports it remains the leading provider of high-end digital color printers and high-speed black-and-white systems in the U.S. market.