Remember when the good old days used to be in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s? In the world of Computer to Plate (CtP) it started in the early 90’s. The early pioneers included Agfa (Enco division) with their double Yag green light sensitive N90 and various imaging devices from the likes of Gerber, Luscher and Cymbolic Sciences; Kodak with their Thermal plate and various imaging device and Printware with the first paper electrostatic CtP imager, inline processor and plate sold initially into the check printing market.
So why has CtP become a mainstay and mission-critical technology for printers for so long? As all printers know, it is what happens in the pressroom that matters. When you can hang a plate on press that is in register every time, has a very wide operating window and can be produced very close to the press time, you make money. The solution that optimizes these key production variables becomes the technology tool of choice for successful profitable printers.
The technology and the offerings have come light-years ahead to meet the broad and changing needs of every segment of the market. The volume of plates used in CTP systems overtook conventionally exposed plates in 2002 and they have now been adopted by more than 75% of the printers in North America.
Printware has consistently provided the lowest cost of ownership with their CtP systems and have tailored their features and performance to meet the unique needs of the small to medium sized printers in addition to high volume print manufacturers. Providing a complete solution of equipment, supplies and service all backed by their industry leading support team, Printware customers can expect many years of trouble-free and highly productive press performance.