The market momentum behind polyester plate imaging continues to build. Small to mid-sized printers who want to obtain the benefits of CTP without the cost of metal plates are finding polyester plates with dedicated polyester platesetters to be very attractive. The DPX 4 is a fully automated, highly productive, daylight operated Computer to Polyester Plate System producing imaged, punched, dried and cut-to-size plates – ready-to-use. Delivering high quality plates up to 26.77” x 29.5”, the DPX 4 is the choice for outstanding 4-up process color work. Operating and maintaining the unit is easy and saves valuable time. Additionally – the DPX 4 has a very small footprint taking up a minimum of space and giving you more space for production.
The drum in the DPX 4 is based on the latest manufacturing technologies. It is made of extruded aluminum to ensure the highest degree of precision and accuracy. The DPX 4 will expose at any resolution between 1200 and 3000 dpi. This is achieved by automatically and dynamically adjusting the spot size through varying laser intensity and focus. This results in a perfect spot that gives you high quality prints.
The DPX 4 comes standard with one media compartment and a Bacher 2000 punch set in the 425 mm position that can be easily changed to the 220 mm position. A separate Bacher 220 mm punch and/or Komori 550 mm punch are optional and field upgradeable.
The built-in twin-bath processor has one temperature controlled activator tank with mechanical stirrer and circulation pump to ensure even processing and a stabilizer tank. Both tanks have sensors for controlling the chemistry level and active replenishment to ensure the correct level of new chemistry in the tanks and to achieve precise activation of the plate. The dryer unit is sensor equipped for computer controlled temperature, ensuring a properly dried, ready-to-use plate. The DPX 4’s maintenance friendly design means the processor requires minimal attention and gives you more time for your core business - Printing.
User friendly interface
The DPX is controlled by the PC-based DotManager interface. This very easy to use interface gives you full control of the unit allowing you to monitor machine activity at any stage of plate production. The DotManager covers everything from defining material set-ups, selecting material compartment and setting up the processor preferences. And the added benefit of the Remote Software feature helps keep your service cost down by allowing your service provider to perform service remotely.
The DPX 4 offers you a choice of front-end connections. It can be connected to any common front-end workflow or we can custom design a workflow that precisely fits your operation. Any option you choose is flexible and easy to use.
With run lengths getting shorter and print pricing getting tighter, the DPX 4 and Silver DigiPlate™ polyester plates combine to give you the speed you need and the flexibility you require, at a cost that will make you more competitive.