VIM Sees Successful Launch of Ink-jet CTP Solution
Since the same VIM RIP and inkjet printer that create the plates also produce the proof, the accuracy and efficiency of every job is enhanced.
The VIM-JT plates are engineered for durability. Both the polyester and aluminum products can produce up to 20,000 impressions per plate, fully covering the production volume needs of small- and medium-sized printers.
The print quality produced by VIM-JT plates is equally impressive. They can produce great 150 lines per inch results with halftone screening and apparent 175 lines per inch quality using stochastic or frequency modulated screening techniques.
The JT Direct Plate System was designed for ease of use. If an operator knows how to run an Epson inkjet printer, he or she can quickly be trained to image VIM-JT plates. The VIM RIP is easy to install and integrate and has a simple, intuitive user interface that is designed to be an integral part of the printer’s existing workflow.
VIM-JT Direct Plate conserves space by eliminating the need for bulky platesetters, darkrooms, stripping tables and other devices associated with plate making. The same device that makes the proof also creates the plate, conserving floor space.
VIM-JT plates are environmentally sound and easily recyclable, delivering a long list of eco-friendly benefits. They are not light sensitive and are imaged like any other inkjet media. They are waste free; no circulators are required and there is no disposal of anything. They are solvent free and process free, negating the need for cleaners, washes and other potentially harmful chemicals.
In production, VIM-JT plates are compatible with alcohol-free dampening solutions, further strengthening their environmentally friendly nature.
“Printers who were waiting for Computer To Plate to become affordable can now join the CTP revolution and take advantage of all the benefits that go with it,”
Bieber says. “VIM-JT plates make printing more cost competitive and that will make printers more successful.”