A simple CO2-laser device reportedly produces ready-to-use, high-quality pad-printing cliche plates with etched images of artwork for product decorating.

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A simple CO2-laser device reportedly produces ready-to-use, high-quality pad-printing cliche plates with etched images of artwork for product decorating. Newly available from ITW Transtech, Carol Stream, Ill., the Starlight LPM laser plate maker has a compact design that is said to enable rapid creation of laser cliches for short or long production runs. It has a choice of settings for solid, screened, or four-color process images. Easy-to-use PC software reportedly makes importing of graphics and positioning of images on the plate visual and intuitive with minimal learning. Finished cliches are said to be ready to use in pad printers without further processing; no washout chemicals are necessary. High-resolution Starlight laser images reportedly ensure crisp pad transfer and consistency. The etching operation requires external venting with an exhaust system capable of at least 150 cfm airflow under load of 6 in. of static pressure. (630) 909-5762 • www.itwtranstech.com

ITW TransTech
475 N. Gary Ave. Carol Stream, IL 60188-4900
Phone (630) 752-4000 Fax (630) 752-4433