A special type of IMAGESETTER which prints directly onto printing plates instead of onto film. The central component of a COMPUTER-TO-PLATE system.
A plate-setter is a type of imagesetter that outputs press-ready digital files directly onto printing plates, as opposed to films.
A digital recorder that can image on paper, polyester, or metal plate materials. See imagesetter.
Digitally driven bitmap recorder or a CtP device which exposes the plate using various spectra of lasers and imaging techniques
A machine where the printing plate is produced directly from data without the need for film.
Imagesetter for making plates.
A device that uses laser light or thermal imaging to expose printing plates at high dpi resolution, usually 1200 dpi or higher. When generating screens or dots for halftones, each dot is created from the smaller dots that are determined by the dpi resolution. Platesetters come in many different sizes and formats. They can be configured to make many different sizes of plates, including plates for large presses such as the Double Round press.
An imagesetter used in a CTP (Computer-To-Plate) workflow that uses lasers to write images directly onto the paper, polyester or aluminum plate material.
a device that plots high-resolution bitmaps which have been processed by a RIP. May include type, graphics and photographic images. It outputs a to film or paper.
Imaging unit on a computer-to-plate device which exposes the plate either by laser or by thermal imaging techniques.
A device to create printing plates directly from a digital page, missing out the intermediate film stage.