New CtP plate production line

FUJIFILM Corporation is to start the operation of a new CtP plate production line incorporating cutting edge technology and energy saving facilities, in a move to address the growing demand of CtP plates for offset printing. The production line goes operational in early January 2012 at FUJIFILM Manufacturing Europe BV (Netherlands), one of the company’s four major production sites for printing materials.

With the digitization of plate-making processes, the printing market has seen a surge in demand for CtP plates, which allow digital text and image data to transfer directly to printing plates without having to use film. Amidst rising environmental awareness, the industry is strongly seeking environmentally-considerate products, such as processless CtP plates that do not require processing and therefore do not generate liquid waste, and low-chemical CtP plates that involve simplified processing to reduce the amount of liquid waste.

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