Product Reviews

Star product Screen PlateRite Ultima 16000N

Latest addition to Screen’s VLF PlateRite range of platesetters.

What does it do?
The PlateRite Ultima 16000N is the latest version of the 16-up (1,470x1,180mm) member of Screen’s range of thermal platesetters. It is offered in a range of configurations depending on the user’s plate volume and automation needs ranging from totally manual loading and unloading through to fully automatic plate handling with up to six plate cassettes online.

Maximum plate size: 1,470x1,180mm
Speed (plates/hour): E: 17; S: 29; Z: 42
Contact: Screen Europe +31 20 456 7800

When was it launched and what market is it aimed at?
This latest model was launched last autumn. The 1,470x1,180mm plate size is suitable for any offset press up to that size including

CSL DuraUV 1600

A tweaked Roland opens up new UV LED-based possibilities.

What does it do?
CSL’s DuraUV 1600 makes UV LED printing affordable and easy to use for the bulk of the wide-format market that previously only had the choice of eco-solvent or latex inks. The firm claims that the biggest benefit of UV over the rival technologies is that it makes it possible to print onto a wider range of media, in particular heat-sensitive substrates while lowering running costs and enabling instant turnaround.

When was it

Konica Minolta’s AccurioLabel 190

A highly productive machine for short run labels, words by Pauline Brooks, marketing development manager, Konica Minolta

What does it do?
AccurioLabel 190 is equipped with an engine based on the award winning bizhub PRESS C1070, which has been proven in the PP market over a number of years. The AccurioLabel 190 has been designed and developed to fit into the short run digital label printing market and to promote new business expansion, due to its suitability in the customized label market. The

Canon Océ LabelStream 4000

Canon comes late to the digital labels market, Words by Simon Eccles

What does it do?
This is the first inkjet narrow-to-medium width inkjet web press from Océ, Canon’s industrial-scale printer wing. The LabelStream 4000 series is described as “an industrial-scale UV inkjet conversion platform for self-adhesive labels and selected flexible packaging with optional flexo printing, embellishment and finishing units.” It’s aimed at the high productivity end of the market thanks to its speed and the