Printware Debuts PlateStream Drum CtP Device
ST. PAUL, MN—August 28, 2007— Printware, LLC, a leading innovator of high quality, high performance CtP solutions, today announced the debut of its PlateStream® Drum polyester CtP system at Graph Expo in Chicago, September 9-12. Available for demonstration in the Printware booth (5425), the PlateStream® Drum is the newest addition to the highly successful PlateStream® family of CtP solutions, all of which offer significant benefits to short run printers. The new PlateStream® Drum has many important features and benefits including:
• Precision Drum imaging
• Dual Media Input
• Integrated Punching
• Complete Workflow Tools
• Proven Printware Processor
• Complete Solution for Lowest Total Cost of Ownership
The new PlateStream® Drum is capable of producing up to 29 full-format plates per hour and features dynamic adjustment of the laser spot size. The result is optimum color reproduction on press with excellent throughput for high production shops. The dual media input system allows two different media sizes online, which saves time and money for printers with more than one press size. Plus, an integrated punching system supports both 220 mm and 425 mm punch configurations to ensure perfect fit on press and fast make ready.
Included with the PlateStream® Drum system is a complete Harlequin-based workflow package featuring the latest Xitron RIP and PDF tools. This helps ensure predictable printing from all common page layout files and input sources. Color management, trapping, imposition, PDF creation and preflighting are all available in one easy-to-use workflow solution, creating a complete production package.
“The PlateStream® Drum CtP system is the perfect choice for commercial and in-plant printers who want to produce profitable short run color with the very latest polyester CtP technology,” stated Tim Murphy, President of Printware, LLC. “Superior quality plates coupled with excellent plate registration make the PlateStream® Drum the next step to success for printers.”
As with all Printware systems, PlateStream® Drum users can also benefit from the Printware Total Solutions Approach™ allowing them a choice in supply and service programs for the PlateStream® Drum system. Printware is the only major computer-to-plate supplier that fully supports open supply choices and service programs.
Printware products are available directly from Printware, LLC or their authorized dealers. For more information about Printware visit www.printwarellc.com, call 800-456-1400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Printware, LLC engineers, manufactures and markets computer-to-plate platesetters that produce cut-to-size, punched and press-ready printing plates primarily for commercial printers and small format print manufacturers. Printware also provides its customers with complete workflow solutions, equipment service, technical support and a full line of platesetters and plate materials sold under its PlateStream®, SilverStream® and VioletStream™ brands. Printware, LLC is a member of the Vanguard Graphics International group of companies. For more information about Printware, visit www.printwarellc.com.
About Vanguard Graphics International
Vanguard Graphics International Vanguard Graphics International (VGI) is a privately held holding company specializing in acquiring and managing graphic arts companies. It was established to acquire and consolidate a best of class group of companies to serve the small to medium sized printer. Today, VGI consists of three operating companies, Printware, LLC of St. Paul, Minnesota, a leading provider of innovative pre-press solutions focused on computer-to-plate systems; HighWater Designs Limited of Cheltenham, England, well known for their line of high performance and reliable RIPs and metal platesetters; and Xitron, Inc., the leading provider of RIPs and workflow solutions to the small and mid-size printer.