DuPont Advanced Printing Introduces Next Generation Plate Processor

Press Release | May 16, 2016

Cyrel® FAST 2000TD Offers Improved Plate Quality and Machine Performance

WILMINGTON, Del., May 16, 2016 – DuPont Advanced Printing (DuPont) is launching the DuPont™ Cyrel® FAST 2000TD system, which provides outstanding quality and productivity in a mid-size format for flexible packaging and tag and label applications.  The new technology will be featured at the upcoming drupa 2016 trade fair, to be held May 31 – June 10 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

“DuPont leveraged its extensive knowledge of thermal processing in developing this next-generation system,” said Jan Scharfenberg, technical manager, DuPont Advanced Printing.  “In terms of plate quality and machine performance, this is truly a step change for the industry and we look forward to implementing the technology with our customers.”

The Cyrel™ FAST 2000TD features several cutting-edge tools and technologies that contribute to higher plate quality, easier workflow, and improved machine serviceability. FAST 2000TD is the next-generation technology to DuPont’s existing FAST processor portfolio.

The 2000TD processor works with DuPont™ FAST thermal workflow – an innovative, highly productive plate processing technology that uses solvent-free thermal processing to produce a press-ready finished plate in one hour or less. Compared to traditional plate processing solutions that require the use of solvents and require long plate drying times, FAST technology is not only solvent-free, but also dramatically improves productivity because it eliminates the drying steps. 

During drupa, print samples, demonstrations, tours and featured speakers will reveal how DuPont works across the package printing industry value chain to address technology needs and help customers achieve desired results consistent with their brand-building initiatives.

Additional technologies featured at the show will include:

DuPont Advanced Printing brings together leading technologies and products for the printing and package printing industries.  DuPont™ Cyrel® is one of the world’s leading flexographic plate-making systems in digital and conventional formats, including the new Cyrel® EASY photopolymer plates and Cyrel® FAST plates and processing equipment.  DuPont™ Izon® provides anti-counterfeit solutions and document security systems to corporate and government entities. DuPont™ Artistri® offers high-quality inks for consumer, commercial, office inkjet and textile printing applications. For more information, visit;

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