According to Tony Mader, LPI technical officer, the push towards digital imaging was one of the primary reasons why LPI went with the Trendsetter VLF Quantum in replacing its film-based work.
“All our maps are going digital. We are also using a million dollar camera fitted to the belly of a plane to take accompanying images, and there is so much detail when it is at 25,000 and 50,000 scale. If you use 150 line screen, looking at it under a magnifying glass its all just dots. Stochastic screening just gives us so much more detail,” says Mader.
“We also just installed a Mitsubishi Diamond Press, so we decided to go to CTP at the same time.”
In making its decision, LPI visited a number of sites, some with the original Trendsetter VLF models, and it was particularly impresses with the devices, especially their ability to run 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
“Technically it was the best, and it was the best price, so it easily won out in the tender process. The machine is very impressive, both on paper, and on-site,” says Mader.
LPI is the key provider of land and property information for NSW, and provides mapping, titling, valuation, survey and related land information services to individuals, businesses, government agencies and non profit organisations throughout NSW, Australia and internationally.
The Trendsetter VLF Quantum 4557 can image plates from 508x394mm in size up to 1143×1448 mm. It is capable of imaging resolution of 1200dpi or 2400dpi and screening at 450lpi maximum line screen and Staccato screening 20 micron.
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