Luscher will use Drupa to launch its new 8-page UV CtP system, the XDrum! that has been designed for commercial print and packaging providers.

The Swiss manufacturer is exhibiting the machine, as well as its large-format MultiDX! 240 system and Accent coating plate for offset applications.

The company's XDrum! UV system is being positioned as an 'economical' platesetter for printers producing mid-format offset plates.

Capable of outputting plates up to 930x1050mm in size the new model can produce throughput up to 25 plates an hour.

The manufacturer's latest machine will complement Luscher's large-format MultiDX! 240 flat-bed CTP system at the 3-16 May event.

Its MultiDX! 240 can process plates up to 1300x1100 mm and is designed for use with rigid and flexible screen printing forms.

The machine can expose both flexographic, offset and letterpress plates at a resolution of 5,080dpi for use in hot foil, embossing and punching applications.