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  • what about agfa antares CTP

    any one know any thing about agfa antares 1600 CTP ,we want to buy one without processor ,so please advice me.

    regards

    Saheb

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    Re: what about agfa antares CTP

    Saheb:

    The Antares line was OEM'd from Cymbolic Sciences,
    which was eventually bought (Gretag?), and the line
    was eventually discontinued.

    The device owes its heritage from the printed circuit board
    market, and is a very nice, simple and precise design. The
    Antares could also use film, as a transition into CTP.

    As I recall, that laser was a FD-YAG 532 nm 100 mW
    laser (green), that imaged both photopolymer and
    silver-based plates.

    Those lasers are (I believe) in short supply now, and
    at one point, there was a company (or two) that had
    aftermarket upgrades to longer-life 405 nm violet
    laser diodes.

    Check out the condition of the laser, and see if you
    have access to replacements, or upgrades to violet.

    Regards,
    Steve Musselman, Agfa Graphics - USA,
    Senior Corporate Account Executive

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    • #3
      Re: what about agfa antares CTP

      Dear Steve
      many thnaks for your replay and all this informations you give to me,now i know much about this types of imagesetters , and i am still want our assistance to chose one .

      regards

      Saheb

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      • #4
        Re: what about agfa antares CTP

        Hello Steve,
        I have Cymbolic Sciences PlateJet 8. I would be very interested in upgrading the laser to 405mw. Would you have conntact details of companies that offered these replacements?
        Thanks and regards,
        Misko

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        • #5
          Re: what about agfa antares CTP

          Sorry guys....

          That was about 5 years ago that I was approached.
          Perhaps there are others on this fourm who have fresher contacts.
          Steve Musselman, Agfa Graphics - USA,
          Senior Corporate Account Executive

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          • #6
            Hello Steve,
            I'm also interested in upgrading the laser to 405mw.
            Do you have information?
            Regards

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            • #7
              Re: what about agfa antares CTP

              Sorry,
              Hello Misko
              I'm also interested in upgrading the laser to 405mw.
              Do you have information?
              Regards
              Last edited by MMG; 10-10-2008, 11:15 AM.

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              • #8
                Be carefull!
                There is NO Service support around the World for ANTARES, and you will be alone in front of serious truble.
                Servicemen - zero or lost all experience
                Service/User docs - never was full enough.
                Spare part Stock - zero.
                Last edited by VladCanada; 01-25-2009, 10:09 AM.

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                • #9
                  Platejet

                  Those machines are built strong. I was just speaking to an ex supplier I know and he claims that Océ does support this machine. A company called Bob Webber (www.bob-weber.com) seems to be supporting it also.

                  I used to run one at my last employer about 4 years ago. Back then it was hard to find GOOD used lasers at a decent price. I'm sure it's even harder now.

                  When it worked, it worked really well. When it didn't work, not having a service contract was no fun. I purchased some lasers from some dude on the net called Mr Gizmos. (www.mrgizmos.com).

                  Good luck!

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                  • #10
                    Hi Steve,

                    where can I buy plates for the Cymbolic Sciences PlateJet 8. I would appreciate a quick response. Thanks.

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                    • #11
                      Grafiki...

                      I believe that device has a 100 mW 532 nm "green" laser.

                      This should be able to image both silver-based and photo-
                      polymer type plates. Of course contact your local Agfa
                      agent and ask about LAP-O or N91/N92 (not "V"), or
                      another source for green photopolymer. I may be
                      mistaken, but I hear rumours that Fuji is withdrawing
                      from the Green photopolymer market - or perhaps
                      this is a misunderstanding... you should check-up
                      on this aspect.

                      Regards,
                      Steve Musselman, Agfa Graphics - USA,
                      Senior Corporate Account Executive

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                      • #12
                        any one know any thing about agfa antares 1600 CTP ,we want to buy one without processor ,so please advice me.

                        regards

                        Saheb
                        what about agfa antares CTP?

                        I also know one Antares contact me
                        Farshad . www.armyaservices.com,
                        Sharing information for your success.

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                        • #13
                          HELLO, i can upgrade this equipments in to a violet laser and keep them in good form contact me.
                          Carlos Santos Casas
                          carlossc_73@yahoo.com.mx

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                          • #14
                            Hello, to Every One, i have been able To change the laser and install a Violet 405nm Laser into it, with great success. you can choose to install a 60mw laser or a 300mw laser so you can expose processless plates.

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                            • #15
                              Hello everybody please send me email i might be able to help you with this machines
                              Carlos Santos Casas
                              carlossc_73@yahoo.com.mx

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