Glunz & Jensen Launches iCtP PlateWriter 3600 Pro Inkjet System at GRAPH EXPO 15
RINGSTED, Denmark—September 14, 2015—Glunz & Jensen launches iCtP PlateWriter 3600 Pro—an affordable inkjet computer‐to‐plate system. The system produces press‐ready aluminium plates, without the use of chemical processing, in a daylight environment suitable for commercial printers, quick printers and in‐plants, small and mid‐size newspapers and book printers.
At GRAPH EXPO 15 in Chicago, Glunz & Jensen will reveal the brand new iCtP PlateWriter 3600 Pro series. The PlateWriter 3600 Pro is based on a new technology that takes inkjet platemaking to a completely new level in productivity and usability.
The PlateWriter 3600 Pro is based on the well‐known and stable solvent ink technology (same as used in the PlateWriter 2000/2400 systems) ensuring increased stability and reliability in day to day production operations. Furthermore the PlateWriter 3600 Pro is introduced in a modern design with easy access for cleaning and maintenance. This makes the user experience even better than the earlier PlateWriter models. PlateWriter 3600 Pro is an enhanced format model offering landscape plate loading for an even higher throughput speed. The PlateWriter 3600 Pro is suitable for 2‐up, 4‐up and 8‐up press formats up to 915x1140 mm (36.0x44.9”) plate sizes.
Glunz & Jensen has been leading the inkjet CtP market for more than 10 years now, and sets the standards within today’s inkjet CtP development with nearly 2,000 installations worldwide. At GRAPH EXPO 15, Glunz & Jensen will demonstrate the PlateWriter 3600 Pro with live plate making at booth #637.
iCtP CONCEPT – What is This?
Space‐saving and affordable
PlateWriter is an affordable, inkjet computer‐to‐plate system which produces press‐ready aluminium plates without the use of chemical processing in daylight operation for commercial printers and small newspaper applications. This small footprint CtP solution is completely self‐contained and its chemical‐free approach means no additional equipment (such as plate processors or washout units) is required.
Digital and semi‐automated
PlateWriter produces digital CtP plates, which delivers accurate registration and high quality for process color jobs. In addition, the semi‐automated plate registration system provides a versatile plate handling approach so multiple plate sizes and gauges can be used in parallel, with no changes. This makes the Glunz & Jensen PlateWriter ideal for printers with one or more printing presses.
Inkjet technology delivers plates without chemistry
PlateWriter applies a Liquid Dot image on to non‑photosensitive aluminium printing plates. The imaged plates are manually fed through the integrated finishing unit that dries the plates and bonds the liquid dots to the plate surface, making them capable of printing more than 50,000 impressions on press.
Benefits the environment
The PlateWriter has the lowest energy usage in its class vs. laser‐based systems, and it eliminates water usage, chemicals and disposal costs commonly used in traditional platemaking methods. The PlateWriter provides substantial long‐term cost‐savings, while being environmentally friendly.
Glunz & Jensen
Glunz & Jensen is the world's leading supplier of innovative, high‐quality solutions for the global prepress industry. In addition to developing and producing processors for the offset and flexo printing industry, it also offers after sales services. Its product portfolio also includes exposure units, dryers, light finishers, mounting tables, plate stackers and software for monitoring and controlling complete prepress processes. Glunz & Jensen has been a recognized leader in prepress technology for more than 40 years. It has longstanding relations with major customers such as Agfa, Asahi, DuPont, Flint, Fuji, Heidelberg, Kodak and MacDermid, the world's largest suppliers of printing systems.
It markets products through a comprehensive and worldwide network of distributors and dealers, and the Group has approximately 230 employees in its subsidiaries and production facilities in Denmark, Slovakia, U.S., Italy, UK and China. Glunz & Jensen's goal is to be the most innovative provider of hardware and services in its product areas and in this way increase our market share with the global customers. The business will also strengthen its earnings capacity through the optimization of prices, production, logistics and capacity utilization.
Source: Glunz & Jensen.