Printex Marking Technologies of Poway, Calif., said its technology is an improvement on standard photopolymer laser pad printing.
Printex also is opening a showroom and distribution center in Toronto for Canadian customers.
With the company's direct-to-plate laser engraving technology, operators can go from computer to plate, while maintaining high-image resolution. This eliminates the need to output artwork to film and the conventional photopolymer plate process, saving time. The process is less expensive than conventional photopolymer pad printing, according to Printex, which developed the method in an exclusive partnership with Epilog Laser, based in Golden, Colo.
The company also said its new water wash photopolymer plate, G2-73, features improved graphics, biodegradable photopolymers and nonstick film. The plate eliminates chemicals and shortens process time. It can be used in close-cup and open inkwell systems, and Printex said the G2-73 works well in cold water development.
Tel. 800-982-1928, 858-513-2418, fax 858-513-2419, e-mail [email protected] printexusa.com.