In February 2012, Diamond Envelope Corporation finished a complete update to the PrePress Department. We retired our negative to plate machinery and moved to a direct to plate system for both flexo and offset printing. This advancement will allow Diamond Envelope to provide a consistent, high level of detail, in all aspects of its plate and proof making process. In addition, with the new technology update, we will achieve higher quality printing with improved plate durability.
Screen PlateRite FX870
The Screen PlateRite FX870 is a thermal CtP system capable of imaging digital flexo plates up to 870 x 762mm and has been developed to support a wide range of flexo applications.
This new high-quality platesetter incorporates Screen’s proven thermal laser technology to image advanced digital plates from DuPont, Flint Group (BASF), Toray, McDermid and Asahikasei. Imaging at a choice of 2400 or 2540 dpi resolutions with screen rulings up to 200 lpi, the PlateRite FX870 produces consistently high quality plates – very competitively.
The PlateRite FX870 eliminates many of the problems associated with platemaking using film, including those arising from dust, UV scattering, and image unevenness. It also eliminates the many problems inherent in going from film to plate, such as misalignment of the film during platemaking and registration errors arising from stretching of the film. This ensures consistent plate quality and reduces the waste inherent in repeating plate output due to errors.
The PlateRite FX series units’ superior halftone dot reproduction ensures consistently high quality printing even in the highlight and shadow areas. The PlateRite FX870II is the ideal for flexo and offset print companies that want higher quality output and are looking to improve efficiency.
Nyloflex Combi FII
Compact all-in-one system, includes exposure unit for back, main and post exposure, batch-washer, dryer and light finisher. Perfect for narrow and mid web applications. Equipped with an integrated solvent temperature control unit, four drying drawers each with an individual timer, and an efficient exhaust system. Offers 20 memory programs for exposure and light finisher each, as well as automatic solvent replenishment. Batch-washer with easy plate input due to self-adhesive plate fixing – no punching, no loss of material.
The Duster 2000 is a professional air cleaning system designed to remove dust and spray powder, toxic fumes and odors, smoke, pollen, bacteria, and VOC’s.
Cleans shop air up to 2500 square feet. Floor level pick up circulates room air. Cleanable intake filters. Refillable carbon filters. Meets OSHA and EPA requirements.
This new system aids Diamond Envelope’s efforts to provide a clean, safe environment. As a result, keeping our equipment free of foreign material and dirt, which would result in substandard plates and proofs.
Epson Stylus Pro 9900 with EFI Software and Onboard Spectroproofer
Epson Stylus Pro printer capable of handling virtually any media type, in roll or cut sheet, up to 24 or 44 inches wide, Epson sets the standard for professional media use. Whether producing sellable color or black-and-white photography, fine art reproduction, or producing color accurate commercial and flexographic proofs for client approvals.
Taking full advantage of the optional in-line spectrophotometer – Epson SpectroProofer, EFI automatically checks both printer linearization and ink limiting to ensure consistent color performance over time. Regardless of changes in printer ink, media, or environment, EFI can quickly bring our printer back into color specification automatically. This allows Diamond Envelope to produce high quality, color accurate proofs, without compromise.
NexGen Enviro System Solvent Recovery System
NexGen Digit22E provides high performance solvent recovery for use with our Nyloflex Combi FII in plate making. Reducing the amount of hazardous waste produced in the plate making process and enabling Diamond Envelope to output clean, accurate plates, consistently.