Mitsubishi Paper Mills to present new CTP platesetter with chem-free offset printing plates Violet Digiplate at drupa 2012, to also show Thermal Digiplater TDP-459 for small offset printing, Silver Nano ink and media system

DUSSELDORF, Germany , April 6, 2012 (press release) – Mitsubishi Paper Mills Ltd., leading manufacturer of specialty papers and of CTP plates in the 2- and 4-up printing format, will exhibit innovations for the printing industry in a 250 square meter size booth under the slogan “Print.Profit.Preserve.”

For many years small and medium size printing houses world-wide have been using Mitsubishi platemaking solutions to successfully grow their business and increase their profitability. In fact, Mitsubishi Digiplate systems have become synonymous with compact, fast, ecological and economical CTP .

The drupa 2012 highlight in the Mitsubishi booth is the presentation of the new CTP platesetter with the latest generation of chem-free offset printing plates, Violet Digiplate (VDP). The Violet Digiplate is a true chem-free polymer plate with cross-linking technology and it is available in polyester or paper- based plate material in various thicknesses up to 0.28 mm. The excellent printing properties of the Violet Digiplate will be demonstrated live on a Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 press.

The VDP plate is imaged by a fully-automatic CTP internal drum device with violet laser. The CTP platesetter, Violet Digiplater VDP-CF 3070, is designed for a maximum plate size of 780 x 680 mm. After imaging, the plates are washed off in the built-in processor with only water and without any chemistry. This extremely compact and environmentally-friendly CTP system is characterized by low energy consumption and a minimal CO2 footprint as well as its chem-free production. As an innovative technology demonstration, Mitsubishi will show a recycling unit designed to clean the wash- off water used in the platesetter, thereby making the water available for re-use after a process.

The VDP plate system will be available for commercial release from drupa 2012.

The Thermal Digiplater TDP-459 is shown as innovation for small offset printing. The compact, table- top system, designed for the 2-up printing format, images paper offset printing plates without any consumables other than the plate material itself. The TDP system is an environmentally-friendly CTP system which is absolutely chem-free and process-free.

In the area of functional printing, Mitsubishi Paper shows the novel Silver Nano ink and media system with live demo for the applications in Printed Electronics. With the system, customers can obtain electrical circuitry without any post process requirements simply by using inkjet technology with Silver Nano ink and special media.

On a large format Epson inkjet printer, Mitsubishi’s high level of competence in inkjet film and paper materials, and in applications in the reprographic and photographic range, is demonstrated.

Print. Profit. Preserve.

Additionally, a selection of new, high quality coated communication paper products including production inkjet papers from Mitsubishi Paper Mills group will be on display on the stand.
Visit us in Hall 9, Stand C22. Experience the new, environmentally-friendly systems and materials by Mitsubishi Paper – we look forward to your visit.

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