Suprasetter was a nightmare for arround 6 years to us, then we tried a kodak Trendsetter 800 and we discoverd what a ctp is, now we have two, one with autoloader, the only drawback have no punch system
Hi, I'm new to the forum, here in our company in Venezuela we have a Heidelberg Suprasetter A75 and is a very reliable machine, fast, continuous operation, we produce about 1,500 to 2,000 plates per month smoothly. We use it for 3 years. Create up to 200 LPI plates, be sure to make a good calibration of the process (linearization). I hope it's useful information. Good Luck!
Kodak without doubt.
has to be a Heidelberg Suprasetter 74
thermal ... my vote ... Creo Lotem best in speed/quality/money or newer Kodak Magnus ... ~16 (4-up) plt/h
Use Kodak thermal CTP.
Most of printing company here in my country use Kodak:-)
very handy to use.
I have suprasetter 105H with SCL and Trendsetter 800 II Quantum V.
I like trendsetter because is simply to work and very fast (about 32 plates 32"x44" Fuji LH-PJE). But I love supra!!!I think is the best way to make plates!It has a lot of check, so you cannot make a dummy plate....isn't so fast (I have 6 laser) like trendsetter, it makes about 28 plates per hour. Contact me if you need some information!
FYI, I make about 4000 plates 32"x44" with Supra, 5500 plates 24"x29"
if you request affidability and quality the heidelberg cost 20% much more of the outsider, but heidelberg are the better in all product.
Screen CTP's are good in general, we use a 4100, with Kodak processless plates, before that Fuji processless ones.