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XPose Hybrid

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XPose! Hybrid

XPose!

The One and Only Hybrid Imaging System

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Custom-built

More than 70 Years of Experience in the Machine Construction

Custom Built

More than 70 years of experience in machine construction and in the Graphic Arts Industry have been brought into the design of XPose!. Precision engineering combined with state of the art laser technology with fiber-coupled diodes in the wavelength range of 375 / 405 / 830 / 940 nm stands for the highest reliability and lowest cost in maintenance and operation of the equipment.

  • Rotary Screens
  • Letterpress plates
  • Waterless offset plates
  • Flexo printing plates
  • Thermal offset printing plates
  • Conventional offset plates
  • Film, Diazo and ablative
  • Accent coating plates

All in One

Once again, Lüscher has set a new standard in the graphic arts industry. XPose! is the world’s first hybrid imaging system including more than one type of laser diodes. Depending on the application, two different laser diode types can be combined, allowing the exposure of different kinds of printing forms in one machine.

State-of-the-Art and Economical Laser Technology

Based on many years of experience, Lüscher Technologies AG has optimised ist Technology of fiber-coupled laser diodes. As a result, the user gets an economical and reliable Technology for his specific application. Due to the waterless cooling and the intelligent control system, the Service life of the laser diodes exceeds 15'000 operating hours.

Available Laser Wavelengths

With XPose!, any known printing form can be processed in one machine:

  • 830 nm IR for thermal offset plates
  • 940 nm IR for any ablative (LAMS) plate or ablative film
  • 405 nm UV for conventional offset plates and Diazo film as well as accent coating plates by MacDermid
  • 375 nm UV for Direct Imaging of water wash flexo plates or conventional letterpress plates without LAMS layer
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Laser Combinations

Individual Laser Wavelengths

Any Configuration

The broadband optical system by Lüscher allows any combination of two different types of laser diodes in one machine. Switching between the two laser sources is done by a simple click of a button. Every wavelength can be configured individually, if just one source is needed at the time. Possible combinations are:

XPose! UV-Flex with 405 nm UV and 940 nm IR Diodes

With this combination,  any UV sensitive material and any ablative plate can be imaged easily, quickly and safely. This applies to conventional offset plates, rotary screens by Gallus, Kocher+Beck and Stork, as well as to letterpress and flexo plates.

XPose! UV-Flex Thermal with 405 nm UV and 830 nm IR Diodes

With this combination, any UV sensitive material and any thermal printing plate can be processed quickly and in the highest quality in one machine. This applies to conventional offset plates, rotary screens by Gallus, Kocher+Beck and Stork as well as to any conventional thermal offset plate.

XPose! T-Flex 830 nm IR and 940 nm IR Diodes

With this combination, any ablative plate and any thermal plate can be processed quickly and safely in one machine, such as letterpress plates, flexo plates or thermal offset plates

Fully Automatic and Continuous Calibration

XPose! includes the unique Continuous Calibration Technology (CCT). During the exposure, the performance of every laser diode in any wavelength is monitored and automatically adjusted if necessary. Costly inappropriate exposures can thus be eliminated.

fleXtreme! Optic for multiple Resolutions

The fleXtreme! optic is an in-house development by Lüscher and allows the selection of any desired resolution. The changeover is fully automatic and tailored to requirements. This means that every job could be exposed to any resolution. 

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Technical Specifications

Model

XPose! 330

XPose! 360

XPose! 360L

Laser types

UV, 375 nm / UV, 405 nm / UV, 830 nm / UV, 940 nm

Hybrid configurations

2 different wavelengths, as needed

fleXtreme!

Optic for multiple Resolution up fo 5080 dpi

Max. plate size

Offset 1130 x 950 mm (44.4 x 37.4 inch)
Flexo 950 x 950 mm (37.4 x 37.4 inch)

Offset 1650 x 1370 mm (114.5 x 53.9 inch) 
Flexo 1340 x 1370 mm (52.7 x 53.9 inch)

Offset 1650 x 2260 mm (64.9 x 88.9 inch) 
Flexo 1340 x 2260 mm (52.7 x 88.9 inch)

Max. plate thickness

Offset 0.2 – 0.4 mm (0.07 - 0.15 inch)
Flexo 0.76 – 6.35 mm (1/32 x 1/4 inch)

Offset 0.2 – 0.4 mm (0.07 - 0.15 inch)
Flexo 0.76 – 6.35 mm (1/32 x 1/4 Inch)

Offset 0.2 – 0.4 mm (0.07 - 0.15 inch)
Flexo 0.76 – 6.35 mm (1/32 x 1/4 Inch)

Dimensions 
(L x W x H)

2908 x 1367 x 1627 mm
(114.5 x 53.8 x 64 inch)

3575 x 1565 x 1735 mm
(140.7 x 61.6 x 68.3 inch)

4647 x 1565 x 1900 mm
(182.9 x 61.6 x 74.8 inch)

Power consumption ø

2 kW

2.5 kW

2.5 kW

Weight

1900 kgs (4189 lbs)

2250 kgs (4960 lbs)

3800 kgs (8378 lbs)

Power supply

3 x 400 V + N + PE, 32 A, 50 / 60 Hz

Air supply

6 – 10 bar, 300 l/min (66 gal./min)

Ambient conditions

50 – 65% humidity at 18 – 25 °C (64,4 - 77ºF)