Digital cameras are steadily gaining acceptance as input devices in the digital prepress workflow. Our unique innovative Super CCD technology realizes higher image quality from digital cameras. Radically different from conventional CCDs, the Super CCD has octagonal-shaped photodiodes arranged in an interwoven format. The new design increases sensitivity, improves signal-to-noise ratio and offers a much wider dynamic range.
CCDs are used in prepress scanners which are increasingly recognized as powerful input devices. Our Quad-line CCD technology generates a wider dynamic range with high resolution compared to conventional CCD arrays. We ensure an optimal balance of resolution and tonality by utilizing 3-line CCDs exclusively for RGB image reading and the high-resolution fourth line CCD for line work scanning. The result: scanning with both super-high resolution and a wider dynamic range.
Our AMR (Advanced Multi-laser Recording) technology delivers the advantage of high-speed CTF and CTP outputs for outstanding productivity. AMR represents the highest-speed laser control technology for simultaneous recording by multi-laser beams. By incorporating 3D-LMS technology enabling super-high-precision control of irradiation angles, we have achieved multi-laser beam recording, previously believed extremely difficult to realize.
Printing plates are directly related to final print quality. By capitalizing on our MultiGrain technology proven as the world standard for pre-sensitized (PS) plates, we have incorporated the same technology in the Brillia CTP plate series, which match the print attributes of our conventional PS plates. By applying our original refraction control technology to the image formation layer to absorb noise-creating scattered and reflected laser light, we have realized more consistent halftone quality throughout the plate.
In digital proofing media technology, thin-layer thermal transfer is attracting keen attention today. By formulating a super-thin plate image layer measuring under 1/1000 mm in thickness with halftone dots, and laminating it to the printing stock, we have achieved digital proofing which produces finished proofs that are virtually indistinguishable from the final printed sheets. Today, digital proofing occupies an extremely important position in the CTP workflow, and a prime issue has been how to further develop the quality of digital direct color proofs. Our thin-layer thermal transfer technology offers a solution to streamline the CTP workflow.