New Tech Allows You to Leverage Inkjet and Wide-format Printers for Computer to Plate

Inkjet printing has progressed by leaps and bounds in the past decade. Improved print heads make it possible to produce excellent screening by decreasing the size of the dot.

Along with significant advances in the print engines, inkjet printers are also much faster than they were just a few years ago. Many of today’s inkjet printers can be bundled with a state of the art software RIP, allowing commercial printers, quick printers and screen printers to use these systems as computer to film and computer to plate systems. With the right combination of hardware, software, ink and film, a screen printer can achieve densities of close to 4 on clear film for their film positives.

For the commercial printer and quick printer with the correct combination of inkjet printer and software RIP, you can have a computer to plate system. The CtP systems are available for both computer to polyester plates and computer to metal plates. Lower end systems can be used for one and two color work where registration is not critical.

Higher end systems can produce high end 4 color work comparable to what you get on thermal and violet systems costing thousands more. And best of all, these systems are environmentally safe as they eliminate the need for hazardous chemicals. Lower end systems start at under $3,000.

If you would like additional information on these systems call Robert Yasi with DEI Systems at

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