At PrintEx 07 Heidelberg unveiled its new member of the Suprasetter
family and a new workflow version for smaller businesses.
Being the most compact device in its class, the Suprasetter
A52/74 is built to suit requirements of smaller business with
limited floor space. It has built-in punches and offers automation
as an option without increasing the foot print and offers printers
an economical way to enter thermal CtP production and benefit from
reliable plate production. The device is also prepared for
process-free or chemical-free plates. The Suprasetter A52/74
automatically removes the slip-sheet between the plates, so there
is no need to unpack the pack of plates before loading, avoiding
scratches and bends.
The new Suprasetter A52/74 comes in two format classes, 2up
and 4up and can be used manually or fully automatic. The A52 images
up to 17 plates per hour, the A74 has a performance of 14 plates
per hour - both depending plate type and sensitivity.
Automation made easy The Auto-Top-Loader (ATL) can be added whenever demand for
automation increases. Because the ATL is fitted to the top of the
device no additional floor space is needed The upgrade can be done
on-site in half a day. The plate tray in the loader holds up to 100
plates (0.15 mm). The Suprasetter has an integrated conveyor, which
transfers the imaged plate into a cleanout unit, a processor, or
directly into a stacker if the plate does not require processing.
Heidelberg Laser The Suprasetter A52/74 uses the same laser module as the
entire Suprasetter family. The module is developed and produced by
Heidelberg and works with 64 beams. Different from competitive
devices, the intelligent laser system ensures that production
continues even if a laser beam fails. While some other CtP devices
would stop completely until the laserhead is replaced, the
Suprasetter just switches off the faulty channel automatically and
At PrintEx Heidelberg also presented a dedicated RIP for the
Suprasetter A52/74. The well-known MetaDimension software has been
developed to suit the small business environment and is called
MetaDimension 52i. This version includes Imposition Editor which
provides impositioning without extensive user training and cost.