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Fujifilm unveils green processless plates

Fujifilm announced that its Superia ZD processless plate made its debut at Ipex.
The plate develops on-press, requiring no chemistry, and is suitable for use with LED inks. It was demonstrated live on an eight-colour RMGT 928P LED-UV press at the show held at the Birmingham NEC.
According to the manufacturers, the ZD’s durability means it has an estimated run-length life of around 150,000 impressions on a conventional press and 50,000 impressions on an LED-UV press. Superia ZD provides superior performance when printing under UV ink conditions, and also allows for improved run length in non-UV ink environments. UV durability was one of the key driving factors in this development. ‘Until recently, UV technology needed developer plates but the

Screen launches new thermal platesetter series

Screen has launched a new series of thermal platesetters for plate sizes up to and including 16-up.
The PlateRite Ultima 16000N series, which replaces the PlateRite Ultima 16000II range of CTP systems, is said to offer enhanced productivity, operability and energy efficiency.
The series, which is commercially available with immediate effect, features three models – the Z, S and E – all of which are equipped with GLVTM imaging heads. The manufacturer said these will create major improvements in

Kodak enhances features of its Prinergy cloud services

Kodak has announced the addition of new capabilities of dynamic print planning to its Prinergy cloud services.
Dynamic Print Planning is analytics-enabled for harnessing data into ‘actionable, data-driven decisions’.
“The industry is moving toward smaller, more frequent print runs which create margin and delivery challenges for PSPs,” said Allan Brown, VP and GM of Kodak’s Unified Workflow Solutions. “The PRINERGY Cloud Services new Dynamic Print Planning capabilities provide PSPs the ability to

ShanghaiTex’s new products

ShanghaiTex 2017 which is to be held during November 27-30, 2017 in Pudong, will showcase the new digital printing technology and applications under the “customisation” trend, bringing its great development potential towards industry 4.0. The focus will be on short production cycle, low-volume and on-demand production in the special Digital Printing Machinery Zone.
Following its popularity from the last edition, the Digital Printing Machinery Zone will expand to cover three halls at ShanghaiTex

Mimaki introduces roll-to-roll UV LED printing, cutting option optiosolutions

Mimaki recently announced the launch of  UCJV300-160 and UCJV150-160 roll-to-roll UV LED printing and cutting solutions for the signs and display graphics market segment. The UCJV Series is expected to be available for customer shipments in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Mimaki is also introducing a brand new environment friendly ink, LUS-170.
“The UCJV Series is available in two models: the four-colour UCJV150-160, and the UCJV300-160 that can accommodate up to seven ink colours in cost effective