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ODIS integrates with parent Toyo

Friday, 10 August 2001
By Print 21 Online Article

The arrival of the basysPrint ultra-violet light platesetter in Australia not only impacts on the dynamics of the CTP supply industry, it is also the first obvious result of the integration of ODIS (On Demand Imaging Systems) into the larger organisation of its parent company, Toyo.

ODIS Australia is the sole supplier of Indigo production digital colour printing systems in Australia while Toyo Ink Australia is one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of offset ink.

ODIS has moved to take advantage of the Toyo corporate support infrastructure throughout Australia and New Zealand to expand its role in the graphic supply industry. It remains the sole supplier of Indigo presses in the region but will be in a better position to expand its product range.

“We intend to capitalise on the experience and knowledge of the industry that ODIS has developed in prepress and digital printing, ” said Phillip Rennell, marketing manager ODIS. “We want to provide our customers with a broader range of products and services that will add value to their businesses.”

There will be no change to the level of support and commitment Indigo customers have traditionally enjoyed from ODIS. Production digital printing remains a high priority for the company, which is the leading supplier in the region.

The move is part of a strategy to become a more complete supplier to ODIS customers. The introduction of the evolutionary basysPrint conventional plate system is the initial step towards delivering a comprehensive service to the industry.

“ODIS is in a unique position to supply a range of services not previously available from one supplier to the industry. Our specialised knowledge of the digital printing market combined with Toyo’s experience in offset supplies will mean customers can get the best advice on both technologies,” said Rennell.

basysPrint produces the UV-Setters, able to expose digital data directly onto conventional offset printing plates.

Unlike other CTP systems, the UV-Setters expose materials with the Digital Screen Imaging process (DSI) with ultraviolet light in the wave length range of 360 nm to 450 nm. This is a significant advantage. It allows the use of proven materials. Conventional plates that have been used for years in the printing industry can be directly imaged.

The UV-Setter is easily integrated into the existing prepress environment. Compared to other CTP systems the UV-Setter pays for itself over a very short period of time – because of the use of conventional printing plates. These plates cost up to 50% less than thermal or other CTP plates. You do not need to invest in an additional processor for plate development or have to worry about additional chemical disposal.

The UV-Setters are configurable for almost any kind of printing task, whether it involves newspaper, book or high-quality commercial colour printing. basysPrint now offers four UV-Setter models to meet a variety of demands: 57, 710, 1116 and the UV-Setter 57-Z for the newspaper industry.

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