"The recently announced upgrade to the Prosetter CtP device is part of Heidelberg’s continuous improvement process,” says Plummer. “The successful introduction of the Thermal Suprasetter has not detracted from complimentary technologies, and the more productive visible light Prosetter will come to Australia and New Zealand during the first quarter of 2006.
“In the meantime the output capability of the existing Prosetter range is suited to most applications and if required Heidelberg Australia and New Zealand can upgrade units to increase productivity.
"It’s really a case of understanding if the increased output is required to meet production demand and investing accordingly, in many cases the present plate throughput is more than enough," he adds.
All Prosetter models will also be equipped with a laser head with a 60 milliwatt laser head. These additions will boost plate throughput for Prosetter entry-level versions in small, medium, and large formats by up to 30 per cent. At the same time, the more powerful laser head is preparing the Prosetter for the move to future photopolymer plate technologies.
Users of existing standard Prosetter versions will also have the option to equip their platesetters with a software update that will increase throughput by up to 15 per cent.