From the first installation - still active after eight years of service - to the 1000th, Creo says the Trendsetter VLF has earned a reputation as a productive, reliable workhorse in demanding prepress environments around the world. Today, there are Trendsetter VLF devices installed and operating on every continent (except Antarctica). The 1000th device went into Eclipse Print, a printer based in Prague, Czech Republic.
Available in both manual and automated variants, Trendsetter VLF CTP devices are typically used to image a wide range of plate sizes for use in printing items such as magazines, catalogues, books, and packaging.
Jamie Lyall, Creo product manager, says, "The first Trendsetter VLF was installed eight years ago and gained an immediate following by those who valued its imaging fidelity, productivity, reliability, and ease of use. Over the years, it has undergone many enhancements – including six major imaging speed increases, the addition of fully automatic plate handling options, and the capability to achieve near-photographic quality with Staccato 10 screening."
Creo continues to offer the Trendsetter VLF CTP device, which provides Creo quality and reliability at a very competitive price point. Creo introduced the new generation Magnus VLF CTP device at Drupa 2004. This device offers larger format options, faster imaging, and more flexible automation options.