Metro Press overhauls its pre-press department with Fujifilm

The company invested in the B2 thermal platesetter with XMF workflow to reduce chemical waste and improve quality and productivity.

Managing director Mark Rossiter (pictured left) described the installation as “one of the best” the company had been through.

“It was a generational move,” he said.

“We were having problems with quality on our Polyester CTP, with this new-set-up the quality is better, the press performance is better and the make-ready times are better.”

Paul Acton, sales manager for Fujifilm Graphic Systems in WA (pictured right) said: “Fujifilm can offer both the thermal and violet CTP systems with the lo-chem and processless litho plates”.

“Mark’s specification that he would like to remove all chemicals from his plate production in pre-press and the fact he did not need a processor was an added bonus,” he added.

“Based on our discussions Mark decided to opt for the thermal CTP using the Pro T thermal plate.”

Metro Press operates a 52 inch Heidelberg Printmaster GTO and a 52 inch two colour Ryobi and typically does trade work.

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