Computer-to-plate Recorders support large plate formats.

Press Release Summary:

Featuring large format capacity, fast imaging speeds, and flexible automation, PlateRite Ultima 48000 Series computer-to-plate (CTP) recorders ensure precise laser imaging onto plate sizes up to 114.1 x 53.1 in., equivalent of 96 A4-size pages. Satisfying plate needs of 80-page web presses, PlateRite Ultima 40000 Series platesetters support 89.7 x 62.9 in. plates, equivalent of 80 A4-size pages.

Original Press Release:

Screen to Introduce World's Largest Format CTP at DRUPA 2008

April 17, 2008

Ultralarge-format PlateRite Ultima 48000 is designed to support newest generation of high-productivity commercial web presses

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. - Screen, the leading manufacturer of computer-to-plate (CTP) recorders, has pioneered the development of a thermal CTP device that supports the largest plate format in the world. The PlateRite Ultima 48000 series will enable printing companies to achieve the highest level of productivity possible from the newest generation of 80-page and 96-page commercial web offset presses.

Screen will introduce the remarkable ultralarge-format platesetter at the Drupa 2008 International Trade Fair, May 29-June 11 in Dusseldorf, Germany.

The introduction of breakthrough printing technologies aimed at shorter run lengths and higher pagination has inspired many companies to investigate the benefits of integrating wide web presses into their production lines. The PlateRite Ultima series continues to offer larger format capacity, faster imaging speeds and more flexible automation. With the PlateRite Ultima 48000, Screen brings to the graphics industry a unit capable of imaging significantly larger plates than CTP recorders previously available on the market.

The PlateRite Ultima 48000 combines Screen's expertise in laser imaging technology, reliability and ease of use into a powerfully productive unit. This versatile system ensures precise imaging onto plate sizes up to 114.1 x 53.1 inches (2,900 mm x 1,350 mm), the equivalent of 96 A4-size pages.

In addition to the PlateRite Ultima 48000, Screen has developed the PlateRite Ultima 40000 to satisfy the plate needs of 80-page web presses. Featuring a smaller footprint than the PlateRite Ultima 48000, the PlateRite Ultima 40000 supports 89.7 x 62.9-inch (2,280 mm x 1,600 mm) plates, the equivalent of 80 A4-size pages.

Sales of the PlateRite Ultima 48000 and PlateRite Ultima 40000 will commence in June 2008. The PlateRite Ultima 48000 will be available on a production-by-order basis.

To learn more about the PlateRite Ultima 48000 and PlateRite Ultima 40000 at Drupa 2008, visit the Screen exhibition area in Hall 8b, Stand A61.

About Screen (USA)

Screen (USA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyoto, Japan-based Dainippon Screen Manufacturing Co., Ltd., is a leading supplier of systems and components for the graphic arts industry. From its centrally located headquarters facility outside Chicago, Screen (USA) provides complete sales, parts and service through sales representatives and dealer networks in principal geographic areas. Its diverse line of integrated products includes workflow management solutions, thermal platesetters, imagesetters, digital printing systems, flatbed scanners, hybrid AM/FM screening technology, color proofing applications and digital asset management software. Screen technology benefits commercial printers, packaging printers, newspaper publishers, trade shops, in-plants and service bureaus in every state, plus Canada and all of Latin America.

For more information, please visit Screen's website at

Information Contact:

Ralph Abdelhak

Screen (USA)

(847) 870-7400 ext. 2249

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