Toray Graphics – Waterless printing plates and new total solutions
BELGIUM • Along with new branding and a line of chemistry and processors, the company is unveiling its new Imprima line of waterless offset printing plates. (Hall 11 Stand D02). New at the show and now commercially available, are Toray’s Imprima LA and Imprima LB plates, optimized for increased durability and high-resolution imaging in the label and narrow web market. Also on display is its full line of waterless offset plates on display. Imprima LA plates are optimized for increased durability while Imprima LB plates deliver exceptionally consistent and high quality prints. Both plates can be an important aid in brand protection and counterfeit prevention due to their resolution and reproduction characteristics.
In addition, Toray is showing its line of automatic plate processors with low maintenance design that use up to 80% less chemicals. According to the company, more environmentally sustainable pre- and post-treatment chemistry is also now provided directly for a complete waterless platemaking solution.
The company also announces it is in the process of building a new research and development centre in the Czech Republic, scheduled to open in 2018. The new centre will build on the work being done in Japan by Toray’s parent company, supporting its strategy to be a full-service partner to waterless offset printing operations.