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Specifications of DirectPoser 750 | 1500 | Two-in-One

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DirectPoser 750 | 1500

Dimensions (width x depth x height)
92.5 x 55 x 63.4 in. (2,350 ×1,400 ×1,610 mm) *
Unit weight
3,970 lb. (1,800 kg) *
Plate 15.75 x 19.68 in (400 × 500 mm)
20 minutes for 0.5 mm relief depth
Media
EPDM black | LAMS black
Resolution
From 1,270 to 5,080 dpi.
Maximum imaging area
42.12 x 34.25 in. (1,070 x 870 mm) *
Autofocus calibration
X
Media specific vacuum and registration system
X
Registration
+/– 1 µm
Operating conditions
64° F – 95° F (18° C – 35° C)
Power Supply
400 V, 3-phase, neutral, safety earthing 10 A
External air supply
200 L/min, clean, dry, oil-free
Approvals/conformities
CE
Performance
750Watt | 1500 Watt

* Dimensions and weights may vary according to customer requirements

DirectPoser Two in One

Dimensions (width x depth x height)
92.5 x 55 x 63.4 in. (2,350 ×1,400 ×1,610 mm) *
Unit weight
3,970 lb. (1,800 kg) *
Plate 15.75 x 19.68 in (400 × 500 mm)
20 minutes for 0.5 mm relief depth
Media
EPDM black | LAMS black
Resolution
From 1,270 to 5,080 dpi.
Maximum imaging area
42.12 x 34.25 in. (1,070 x 870 mm) *
Autofocus calibration
X
Media specific vacuum and registration system
X
Registration
+/– 1 µm
Operating conditions
64° F – 95° F (18° C – 35° C)
Power Supply
400 V, 3-phase, neutral, safety earthing 10 A
External air supply
200 L/min, clean, dry, oil-free
Approvals/conformities
CE
Performance per Laser unit
unit I 750 / 1500 watt & unit II 705/1500 Watt

* Dimensions and weights may vary according to customer requirements

WaterFlusher

Dimensions (width x depth x height)
86.5 x 38 x 55 in. (2,200 × 960 × 1,400 mm) *
Unit weight
330 Kg*
Plate 15.75 x 19.68 in (400 × 500 mm)
2 min.*
Media
EPDM black | LAMS black
Resolution
From 1,270 to 5,080 dpi floating.
Maximum imaging area
42.12 x 34.25 in. (1,070 x 870 mm) *
Autofocus calibration
Media specific vacuum and registration system
Registration
Operating conditions
64° F – 95° F (18° C – 35° C)
Power supply
400 V, 3-phase, neutral, safety earthing 10 A
External Air Supply
400 L/min, clean, dry, oil-free
Approvals/conformities
CE

* Dimensions and weights may vary according to customer requirements

VacuumCleaner

Dimensions (width x depth x height)
86.5 x 38 x 55 in. (1,160 x 1,100 x 2,570 mm) *
86.5 x 38 x 55 in. (800 x 1,200 x 1,400 mm) activated charcoal *
86.5 x 38 x 55 in. (600 x 400 x 600 mm) 2 x chiller *
Unit weight
727 lb. (270 kg) | 358 lb. (160 kg) | 176 lb. (80 kg)*
Plate 15.75 x 19.68 in (400 × 500 mm)
Media
EPDM black | LAMS black
Resolution
1,270 to 5,080 dpi
Maximum imaging area
Autofocus calibration
Media specific vacuum and register system
Registration
Operating conditions
64° F – 95° F (18° C – 35° C) 30 % – 80 % relative humidity
Power supply
400 V, 3-phase, neutral, safety earthing 10 A
External air supply
6 bar at 100 L/min.
Approvals/conformities
CE

* Dimensions and weights may vary according to customer requirements

Undercut as well as variable flank shapes help to improve print results

Comparison of polymer plate manufacturing versus direct engraving with EPDM

Polymer plate manufacturing consists of an

  • Exposure of reverse side   -    Defining of relief depth by UV ray application, which is not 100 % repeatable
  • Masking    -    Ablation of the LAMS layer «Laser Ablation Masking System
  • Main exposure   -    Exposure with UV rays for hardening of the printing elements
  • Washing off   -    Removing of non-hardened polymers with solvent or water
  • Drying   -    Vaporizing of solvent or water embedded in the material
  • Postexposure   -    Hardening of residual monomers by defining the surface tension
  • Recycling   -    Recovery of solvent and water by purification
  • Toxic waste   -     Polymer residues / solvents / contaminated water are subject to disposal regulations

of EPDM direct engraving plates

General process advantages

  • Standardized «digital» plate manufacturing
  • 100% repeatability through stored engraving parameters
  • No fluctuations in the manufacturing process
  • Easy and quick reproduction even of very small plates
  • Undercut engraving for avoiding squeezed edge effect (squashed out ink at the edges)
  • Surface engraving for ink reduction in uniformly covered areas
  • Flank shaping according to the print job
  • Long waiting times avoided when repeating plates
Comparison of polymer plate manufacturing  
versus
versus
 direct engraving with EPDM

of EPDM direct engraving plates

Polymer plate manufacturing consists of an

General process advantages

  • Exposure of reverse side
  • Masking
  • Main exposure
  • Washing off
  • Drying
  • Postexposure
  • Recycling
  • Toxic waste
  • Defining of relief depth by UV ray application, which is not 100 % repeatable
  • Ablation of the LAMS layer «Laser Ablation Masking System»
  • Exposure with UV rays for hardening of the printing elements
  • Removing of non-hardened polymers with solvent or water
  • Vaporizing of solvent or water embedded in the material
  • Hardening of residual monomers by defining the surface tension
  • Recovery of solvent and water by purification
  • Polymer residues / solvents / contaminated water are subject to disposal regulations
  • Standardized «digital» plate manufacturing
  • 100% repeatability through stored engraving parameters
  • No fluctuations in the manufacturing process
  • Easy and quick reproduction even of very small plates
  • Undercut engraving for avoiding squeezed edge effect (squashed out ink at the edges)
  • Surface engraving for ink reduction in uniformly covered areas
  • Flank shaping according to the print job
  • Long waiting times avoided when repeating plates

necessary with direct engraving

  • Engraving     -     Three-dimensional digital engraving of EPDM «natural rubber» substance
  • Washing off     -     Further cleaning of the EPDM plates/sleeves with water
  • Waste disposal     -     Both the collected ablation dust and the rinsing water are subject to disposal regulations

Advantages of EPDM material

  • EPDM plates are not sensitive when transported or stored
  • EPDM plates are extremely robust and stable for long print runs
  • EPDM plates are not subject to environmental conditions or expiration dates when stored
  • EPDM plates can be reused thanks to their durability

necessary with direct engraving

Advantages of EPDM material

  • Engraving
  • Washing off
  • Waste disposal
  • Three-dimensional digital engraving of EPDM «natural rubber» substance
  • Further cleaning of the EPDM plates/sleeves with water
  • Both the collected ablation dust and the rinsing water are subject to disposal regulations
  • EPDM plates are not sensitive when transported or stored
  • EPDM plates are extremely robust and stable for long print runs
  • EPDM plates are not subject to environmental conditions or expiration dates when stored
  • EPDM plates can be reused thanks to their durability

Ecological aspect

  • No hazardous substances necessary for manufacturing EPDM plates
  • No polluting exhaust gases in EPDM plate production
  • No waste disposal subject to environmental regulations
  • No application of energy and resource intensive systems
  • No use of chemical cleaning agents

Economic aspect

  • No hazardous substances in EPDM plate manufacturing
  • 70% time saving in flexo plate production
  • 30% to 50% less plate waste by direct engraving of EPDM plates
  • Cleaning expenditure exponentially reduced

Ecological aspect

  • No hazardous substances necessary for manufacturing EPDM plates
  • No polluting exhaust gases in EPDM plate production
  • No waste disposal subject to environmental regulations
  • No application of energy and resource intensive systems
  • No use of chemical cleaning agents

Economic aspect

  • No hazardous substances in EPDM plate manufacturing
  • 70% time saving in flexo plate production
  • 30% to 50% less plate waste by direct engraving of EPDM plates
  • Cleaning expenditure exponentially reduced

Carbon footprint

Which polymer plates do you use?
Co² emission with your plate production

Basic data for 1 m² Flexo EPDM plate

Conclusion: ROI on environmentally-friendly investments within a very short time

30% to 50% cost reduction when producing EPDM plates versus polymer plates. Consistent high-quality guaranteed.