Graph Expo Guide
Agfa will debut its chemistry-free thermal digital plate, the ThermoFuse-based Azura TS. It features an advanced clean-out system and improved contrast for easier visual inspections and offers higher throughput of up to 50 percent or 100,000 impressions. Agfa’s ThermoFuse technology physically bonds images to the plate without chemical processing.
PlateWriter 2000, an ink-jet system designed for small- to medium-format offset printing, will be shown by Glunz & Jensen. The system jets a Liquid Dot solution onto non-photosensitive aluminium plates. The imaged plates are then manually fed through a finishing unit that dries them and bonds the liquid dots.
Heidelberg will demonstrate Prinect Inpress Control, the in-line color measuring system that won a GATF InterTech Award. Prinect Inpress Control automatically measures and controls color and register on-the-fly, and at any speed. Integrated directly into the press, it measures process colors, spot colors and register in the print control strip.
Quite Software will demonstrate its latest software: Quite Imposing Plus 2.9, which now works with Acrobat 9.0; and Quite HOT Imposing 1.0, which enables OEMs, system integrators and independent vendors to create customized workflows using either Quite Hot Imposing hot folders or command-line tools.
XMPie will introduce PersonalEffect 4.5 software. It features patented “gossiping” technology and supports Xerox specialty imaging technologies, including microtext and fluorescent imaging. It contains analysis and reporting functionality that allows users to track, analyze and refine campaigns in real time.
Five months after it unveiled the Speedmaster XL 105 with perfecting device at Drupa 2008, Heidelberg will show this Peak Performance Class press in Chicago. It helps boost productivity levels in perfecting mode by up to 40 percent. It also provides all the technical benefits of the straight printing press and integrates perfecting technology in one system that achieves speeds of up to 15,000 sph.