Southern Lithoplate (SLP) has announced the perfect complement to digital printing plates: NXP-Tag It plate identification system. This new high-speed continuous inkjet printer available from SLP eliminates incorrect plate hanging positions due to errors in reading or interpreting plate images.
NXP-Tag It offers a fast and affordable way for press operators to accurately read the plate signature color sequence and direction for punching. As the plate exits the platesetter it travels over the NXP-Tag It printhead. Alphanumeric data extracted from digital plate files is printed on the back of the plate. Press operators can read the information and know exactly where to hang each plate.
Print Flow a new software product developed by Presteligence streamlines accurate data transmission. Print Flow communicates with any workflow management system used to drive digital platemaking devices. It extracts key data from TIFF files for high-speed printing by NXP-Tag It.
In its standard configuration NXP-Tag It prints up to three lines and 120 alphanumeric characters and symbols at the maximum rate of 1 148 characters per second. A compact console with built-in 10.4-inch LCD touch panel display gives the operator fingertip control of the inkjet printer’s functions. Line configuration font size and other parameters can be easily set on the touch screen. Data can be backed up using USB memory.
SLP (www.slp.com) is a leading provider of digital plate solutions and associated products for printers throughout North America and around the world. Privately held American owned and professionally operated SLP is headquartered in Wake Forest North Carolina near the world-renowned Research Triangle Park. The company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities are located in North Carolina and Michigan.