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IPEX 2017, 31 Oct - 3 Nov 2017, NEC Birmingham UK

Apex to provide UK debut for new durable Fuji processless plate

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Apex to provide UK debut for new durable Fuji processless plate

05 Oct 2017 by: Jim Bower Apex Digital Graphics

Apex Digital Graphics will provide the UK debut of the Fuji Superia ZD Processless plate at IPEX, which is to be shown working with its flagship RMGT Ryobi press and a brand new CTP system on stand B200.

The new plate develops on-press and requires no chemistry whatsoever; its suitability for use with LED inks will be demonstrated at IPEX via live demonstrations on the 8-colour RMGT 928P LED-UV press.

Apex MD Bob Usher; “The Superia ZD represents a significant advance in thermal plate technology, and further enhances the appeal of LED-UV printing which is proving to be a game-changer for offset. Due to the fast imaging characteristics of the plate emulsion and the elimination of all press chemicals and processing equipment, we believe this is the fastest plate on the market from imaging to printing.”

The durability of the ZD is also noteworthy; its estimated maximum run length on a conventional press is around 150,000 sheets, and 50,000 sheets on an LED-UV press.

The ZD plate will be imaged by the new B1 Cron 46H CTP system at IPEX, which is being launched alongside a B3 version (the 26H). The new Cron ‘H’ Series are uniquely compact models which boast built-in autoloaders and internal punching.

The 26" model is aimed at the price sensitive B3 market and is the natural successor to the popular DPX series, where Apex sold over 500 units in the U.K. The UV option of the 26H will be shown at IPEX in a special low cost configuration, including punching and Cron's low-cost Blackwood plate.

The B1 sized Cron 46G+ is an updated and enhanced addition to the popular Cron ‘G’ Series, available in UV and thermal options. The UV version of this machine will be at Ipex with multiple cassettes, internal platesetter punching and on-line processor.


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