A compact, clean desktop plate setter
Finally, a computer-to-plate
system that is not aimed at high end commercial printers! More and more
digital files are coming into print shops, small offset printers, in-plant
printing departments and others. This compact platesetter is the
affordable solution for printers with a PC or Mac. The Kimosetter 340 is a
thermal transfer platesetter specially developed to image Kimoplate e2 polyester
The platesetter uses its own special ink ribbon cassettes. It does not
use any chemicals or toner.
Equivalent to 1200dpi, the Kimosetter 340 gives exceptional image quality
resulting in smooth crisp text, sharp line work, high density solids and clean
Accommodating all popular plate sizes up to 13.4in x 19.9in, the Kimosetter
340 is capable of imaging full bleed 12.7in x 18.8in with crop and register
Since it uses no toner, the thermal transfer unit cannot create unwanted
image in the background of the Kimoplate e2.
The Kimosetter 340 is comparable in size and style to a mid-size inkjet
printer and will not look out of place in a studio environment.
An optional Adobe PostScript 3 software RIP is available for Power Macintosh
users who need to work with PostScript files. The Macintosh with the
Kimosetter 340 RIP can also act as a server. This allows printing
Kimoplate e2 plates from any client computer on the network.
Ecological Approach and Economical
Kimoto introduces a new concept in
low cost computer-to-plate technology. The unique combination of Kimoplate
e2 and Kimosetter 340 platesetter sets new standards in image quality and ease
of use in the small offset CTP market. Kimoplate e2 is a polyester
printing plate from Kimoto, a world leader in coating technology. The
unique features of Kimoplate e2 bring an affordable CTP solution to small offset
Kimoplate e2 requires no special chemicals, etch or fountain solutions and
does not require post fusing. The plate is press ready straight from the
Kimosetter 340 platesetter. This environmentally friendly approach enables
operators to work in closed studio conditions.
The polyester base is 0.005in (0.125mm) thick, the same as most
presensitised metal plates, and is more stable than 0.004in (0.100mm) laser
plates. Its excellent dimensional stability ensures accurate image size
and good registration for spot color work.
Kimoplate e2 is compatible with most fountain solutions (including Silver
Master and electrostatic) when used at their recommended dilution or pH
Kimoplate e2 will run with most inks (oil base, rubber base and soy base).