Stork Prints is showcasing its new digital RotaPlate imaging system with the launch of the new tabletop rotaLEX 6610 Direct Laser Exposer. The rotaLEX, Stork said, is a low-cost, small CtP device that is suitable for digital high quality RotaPlate applications in tag and label printing. The new system provides a simplified one-step digital workflow by eliminating the need for conventional film, ablative film, or even ablative plate processing.
The rotaLEX system is compatible with all available RotaPlate specifications, from fine text screens up to tactile screens. The main advantage is that companies can use the standard and proven RotaPlate material and do not have to use special — and more expensive — digital screen plates with a mask layer, said Bert Grootjen, program manager. “The fact that no film is needed reduces overall process costs,” he added. “The chance of human error is greatly reduced. Material and plotter costs, handling and storage, dust or scratches on the film, are all eliminated, too.”