Z DUE and the great opportunity to print better on Uncoated
Among the great innovations introduced in pre-press, on the occasion of the ACIS convention in Bardolino on October 26th-27th, stands out the introduction of the Z DUE AQX system for a superlative printing on uncoated support.
More than six months have passed since the introduction of Kodak’s NX technology with the (initial) purpose of increasing the print quality, especially on coated papers, but on the way Z DUE has discovered – thanks to continuous experimentation – many other benefits for all printers.
The AQX plate today is not only a partner high quality printers, but allows better printing also on poor and coated papers, with a considerable saving on start-up times and the almost total absence of stops for plate cleaning.
Many times cliché suppliers promise plates that can help printers saving time: start-up times, cleaning times, etc. All the time these promises have not concretized to a sensible extent, and we are not just talking about competitors, but it was also a Z DUE issue.
Today we have a product that guarantees 100% a sensible saving for the printer, with no doubt. Anyone who has already tried our AQX plates will certainly have found a quick machine start-up and an almost total absence of cleaning stops.
All this savings are monetized at the end of each process, which often reduces or even low down to zero the gap of the printing plate cost. As Z DUE we are inviting our customers to measure real-time printing times with AQX plates in comparisons with the more conventional plates, and all of our customers have actually found a surprising result.
Therefore, AQX is not only synonymous of high quality printing, but has a wide range of benefits that Z DUE, thanks to its experience in the corrugated cardboard domain, is bringing to light on the market.
There’s certainly still a wide range of possibilities to explore, but the occasion of this ACIS convention gave Z DUE the chance to explain how a high-performance plate can also help in the daily press; certainly it won’t betray the expectations those who haven’t had the opportunity to try it yet.