VIM Technologies is to launch its VIM DOS high resolution waterless, process-less metal offset plate for imaging by standard thermal plate setters.
At Labelexpo India, on the stand of Lucky Graphics, visitors will be able to examine preimaged examples of the new VIM DOS plates, together with printed paper samples.
Avigdor Bieber, founder and president of VIM Technologies, said: ‘Our materials help printers to maintain a lower environmental impact. All VIM plates are process-less, whether they are imaged on press, off-press or by inkjet. Now the new VIM DOS plate makes it easier for any printer to adopt the benefits of waterless offset for high quality long run printing, which means fewer chemicals on the press as well as at the imaging stage.’
VIM DOS plates are suitable for runs up to 100,000 impressions, with high quality AM or FM screening up to 350 lpi or equivalent. ‘No other waterless plate on the market can hold such fine screens, and none offer process less imaging,’ said Bieber.
VIM DOS will be released first for the narrow web market and the KBA Genius 52UV, following by plates for other waterless presses.