Product of the Month

IMP Software

A single software that handles estimation & layout planning for sheetfed & web offset, digital, large format, flexo and digital web presses.

What does the software do?
The software generates Cost Based Print Ready Layouts such as imposition for books, step & repeat and nesting for die cut jobs like folding cartons, blisters, labels and signage. Optimise hundreds of jobs of different sizes, shapes, varying quantities and colours employing a highly sophisticated ganging algorithm.
It is the only software that handles layout generation for multiple printing technologies like sheetfed & web offset, digital, large format, flexo and digital web presses within single interface. Recently Print Estimation module was launched, built on

EFI Vutek h3

A next generation mid-range hybrid built entirely from the ground up, words by Richard Stuart-Turner.

What does it do?
The belt-driven 3.2m-wide h3 is built to sit above the GS and just below the HS in EFI’s Vutek printer portfolio, but is a completely new hybrid platform that is not based on either.
With three rows of Ricoh Gen 5 printheads that have a minimum drop size of 7pl and operates in greyscale mode, the 10-channel machine can print up to nine layers in a single pass and runs at up to

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

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.

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