Presstek, LLC, the leading provider of eco-friendly printing solutions, today announces record traffic at Labelexpo Europe. Visitors are gathering to see Presstek’s newly launched Zahara chemistry-free waterless plate exclusively designed for narrow web label printers, and Dimension Pro-W, a thermal CTP imaging system ideal for the Zahara plate family.
Many visitors are also taking advantage of the opportunity to see their jobs printed live via a chemistry-free and waterless offset printing workflow. Live press runs are taking place throughout Labelexpo Europe 2017, September 25-28 in the Codimag stand (Hall 11 stand C10).
“It’s exciting to see the reactions when we explain the Eco-Kleen plate processor contains water only,” comments Karol Wolnikowski, EAMER Region, Sales Manager, Presstek LLC. “Visitors are also impressed with the high image contrast of the Zahara NWL plates. They appreciate its durability and easy handling attributes, and are taken by the sharp images and high quality sheets coming off the press.”
“The response has been overwhelmingly positive. Label printers are really engaging with us and are fascinated with the water-washable aspect of the Zahara NWL plate and small footprint of the Dimension Pro-W,” comments Yuval Dubois, CEO, Presstek. “It’s nice that they can see the entire workflow here in the Codimag stand, from imaging, rinsing, and running Zahara NWL on Codimag’s VIVA Aniflo press. We’ve already received multiple order commitments in the first few days of the Expo.”
The Chemistry-Free, Waterless Offset Printing Workflow
Labelexpo visitors are encouraged to bring USB drives with t heir press-ready files to the Codimag stand. There, the Presstek team images the Zahara NWL plates on a Dimension Pro-W CTP system. The plates are then water-rinsed in the Eco-Kleen unit and printed on Codimag’s VIVA 340 waterless offset press.
Visitors cite the environmental benefits of the chemistry-free workflow and can easily calculate the savings from forgoing the chemistry. The simplified plate processing and reduced processor maintenance in the offset printing workflow are also driving interest.