Presstek launches Zahara NWL Waterless Plates and Dimension Pro-W CTP System

Presstek's new Zahara Flexo Plate.
Presstek’s new chemistry-free Zahara Flexo Plate.

Presstek (Nashua, NH), a leading provider of eco-friendly printing solutions, has launched Zahara NWL – a chemistry-free waterless plate exclusively designed for narrow-web label printers. Water washable “a market exclusive,” Zahara NWL is extremely durable and UV-compatible, making it an attractive and environmentally-friendly plate solution, said Presstek. Also being launched is the Dimension Pro-W Thermal CTP Imaging System optimized for Presstek’s Zahara waterless plate family. These new products are being featured at Labelexpo Europe 2017 in Brussels which ends tomorrow.

At the show, Presstek and Codimag are demonstrating the advantages and simplicity of a chemistry-free waterless offset printing workflow. The Zahara NWL plate will be imaged on a Dimension Pro-W CTP system, water-rinsed, and printed on Codimag’s VIVA 340, a six-colour, waterless offset press. Visitors are invited to bring their press-ready print jobs on a USB drive to the stand to witness the streamlined, high productivity workflow, featuring the Zahara NWL plate and Dimension Pro-W CTP system.

Ralph Jenkins.

“We’re excited to unveil Zahara NWL, the label market’s most environmentally-friendly, high-quality, waterless plate solution. We’ll be demonstrating to visitors how quickly they can image and print exceptional labels,” said Ralph Jenkins, Director of Worldwide Sales and Marketing at Presstek. “Zahara NWL is engineered for the industry’s toughest jobs, and the expo provides attendees with an opportunity to experience it first-hand.”

Benoit Demol.
Benoit Demol.

“We’re pleased to be partnering with Presstek at Labelexpo Europe after a very successful partnership at Chicago last year,” said Benoit Demol, CEO of Codimag. Live demonstrations will provide visitors with a unique opportunity to see how they can streamline their print production process with Presstek Zahara NWL plates and Codimag’s VIVA Aniflo presses. The eco-friendly, waterless printing solution delivers the outstanding quality, speed, and reliability that our customers require at competitive prices, while easing their platemaking process by avoiding chemistry,” Demol added



Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.