Presstek introduces chemistry-free transfer plate JT-BL for Epson inkjet printers at IPEX 2014 in London; metal plates serve as alternative to polyester plate solutions, offer streamlined workflow for posters, stickers, proofs, company says

HUDSON, New Hampshire , April 4, 2014 (press release) – At IPEX 2014 held in London March 24-29, Presstek introduced JT-BL, a metal plate that images on a wide range of Epson inkjet printers using the printer’s original ink cartridges. The JT-BL plate enables for a low-cost, easy-to-use CTP solution with an extremely small footprint. After imaging, plates go directly to press for impressions of up to 5,000, and baking in a standard oven for impressions between 5,000 and 20,000. Visitors to the Presstek stand saw the JT-BL plate being imaged on an Epson 3880 inkjet printer.

Product Marketing Manager, Alon Kahn of VIM Technologies, a Presstek Company, notes that JT-BL plates are chemistry-free and provide an excellent alternative to polyester platemaking solutions at a very low investment. The system is compact, offers a streamlined workflow and provides up to 175 lpi and FM screening. Customers who image JT-BL plates on Epson inkjet printers are highly efficient, also using that same printer for printing posters, stickers, proofs and more.

About Presstek LLC

Presstek provides printing solutions that are eco-friendly and engineered to streamline workflow as well as increase productivity, efficiency, and profits for print providers. Presstek’s core product portfolio includes: 4- to 6-colour digital offset DI presses available new and factory refurbished; Computer-to-Plate systems available new and factory refurbished; and printing plates for DI presses and CTP applications (waterless, thermal and inkjet). In addition to its product offerings, Presstek is a multi-vendor service provider with a global network of expert service technicians supporting pre-press, press, and post-press equipment including Presstek brands and many of the industry’s well-known brands.

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