Interesting I should dig in more info about this, if this is only the same paper ink
In our region, a lot of continous form printers invested on it.
Offset printing is a commonly used printing technique where the inked image is transferred (or "offset") from a plate to a rubber blanket, then to the printing surface. When used in combination with the lithographic process, which is based on the repulsion of oil and water, the offset technique employs a flat (planographic) image carrier on which the image to be printed obtains ink from ink rollers, while the non-printing area attracts a water-based film (called "fountain solution"), keeping the non-printing areas ink-free.
does anyone here use this printer in his workflow for productuion?
How good is the quality in 4-c?
I heard from this printer, but never seen one working, or see a offset machine printing with Epson Alu Plates
I have been studying this lately. If you are serious into CTP, I don't recommend the Epson. buy the G&J PlateWriter 3000. It's the best in the market of its kind. I made several test from our local dealer here. The output is perfect. I was about to buy one, but I found one drawback. You need to use their iPlate, which is more expensive than the regular PS Plate, or thermal plates. I tried sending one PS Plate to our local dealer to test if it is compatible. Unfortunately, the ink bleeds to plates other than the iPlates. Bleed means it spread on the plate. Although it cannot be seen in the plate, but once you use it to do actual press run, you will see the result, which we did an actual press run.
that is why he told us to use some kind of coating to endure this hardwork...but I don't know what kind of coating works best for this epson plate...maybe the TS will try to explain to us
yesterday my local dealer told me the Epson 7900 is no alternative to thermal CTP.
Useable only for very low cost and low quality 1-c or 2-c printing.
So we order an 2nd Heidelberg CTP System.
Regardless thats stll an awesome printer. To be able to make plates and proof for under 10,000 USD and use no chemicals. Thats awesome news for the environment. Good on Epson. These forums have blown me away!