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CRON (Hangzhou CRON Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd.)

Jinyi Road 875, Xiaoshan Economic, & Technological Development Zone, 311215 Hangzhou
China
Telephone +86 571 82838989, +49 211 98438953
Fax +86 571 82838877
info@cron-europe.com

Location

Hall map

drupa 2016 hall map (Hall 5): stand B24

Fairground map

drupa 2016 fairground map: Hall 5

Contact

Jennifer Wang (Asia Pacific & Latin America)

Department head/group leader
Business, corporate or plant management

Jinyi Road 875, Xiaoshan Economic & Technological Development Zone
Hangzhou, China

Phone
00 86 571 8378 6970

Fax
00 86 571 8283 8877

Email
j.wang@cron.com.cn

Derek Sizer (EMEAR)

Vorstand/Geschäftsführer
Geschäfts- /Unternehmensleitung

Mündelheimerweg 7
40472 Düsseldorf, Germany

Phone
+4921198438953

Email
derek@cron-europe.com

Don Langston (North America)

Executive board/managing director
Business, corporate or plant management

554 Clark Road
Tewksbury Massachusetts, USA

Phone
00 1 978 674 6225

Fax
00 1 978 640 9757

Email
dlangston@cron-ecrm.com

Victor Wong

Department head/group leader
Business, corporate or plant management

No.32-1, Jalan BS 10/6
Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

Phone
00603 8957 2378

Email
victor.wong@cron.com.cn

Isabel Zhou

Hauptabteilungsleiter
Marketing, Vertrieb, Werbung, PR

Mündelheimerweg 7
Duesseldoref, Germany

Phone
0049 211 9843 8953

Fax
0049 211 9843 8956

Email
isabel@cron-europe.com

Visit us

Hall 5 / B24

02.06.2016

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The CRON press conference will be held on 2nd of June 2016, in room 7B at CCD South (Congress Center Düsseldorf). Please take this opportunity to promote the CRON press conference in your regional press. We will be making some important announcements regarding CTP, Flexo and Blackwood plates. Please inform Isabel at CRON Europe if you have invited the press from your region so that we can coordinate plans with our PR company.

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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  prepress/print
  • 01.05  Equipment & systems for printing forme production
  • 01.05.015  Printing forme production for offset printing

Printing forme production for offset printing

  • 01  prepress/print
  • 01.05  Equipment & systems for printing forme production
  • 01.05.020  Computer to plate systems for offset printing

Computer to plate systems for offset printing

  • 01  prepress/print
  • 01.05  Equipment & systems for printing forme production
  • 01.05.035  Processing systems (film & printing plate)
  • 01  prepress/print
  • 01.05  Equipment & systems for printing forme production
  • 01.05.065  Computer to plate systems for flexo plates

Computer to plate systems for flexo plates

  • 05  materials
  • 05.07  Chemicals and other additives
  • 05.07.010  Chemicals and products for prepress production phases

Chemicals and products for prepress production phases

  • 05  materials
  • 05.07  Chemicals and other additives
  • 05.07.015  Chemical mixing & replenishing systems

Chemical mixing & replenishing systems

  • 05  materials
  • 05.08  Printing unit interior
  • 05.08.010  Formes for offset printing

Formes for offset printing

  • 05  materials
  • 05.08  Printing unit interior
  • 05.08.030  Formes for flexographic printing

Formes for flexographic printing

  • 05  materials
  • 05.08  Printing unit interior
  • 05.08.040  Coating plates and coating foils

Coating plates and coating foils

  • 06  equipment/services/infrastructure
  • 06.01  Peripheral equipment
  • 06.01.095  Colour measurement and control systems

Colour measurement and control systems

Our products

Product category: Printing forme production for offset printing

Blackwood CTP Plate

CRON's Blackwood plant is equipped with the very latest manufacturing equipment, research capabilities and support infrastructure to provide a world-class service to offset printers.

The fully automatic plate lines, with a capacity of 20 Million square metres per year, start the production process using the very best grade aluminium stock treated to provide the base on which to apply uniquely formulated photosensitive layers for UV CTP output. The photosensitive layers continue to be improved with a focus on the ultimate printing characteristics for the offset process - extremely accurate dot production, easy run-ability and superior wear resistance.

At each stage of the manufacturing process strict quality control ensures delivery of the highest quality plates. Elsewhere in the organisation, the support team not only keeps in touch with the latest market requirements, but also provides immediate help to resolve printing issues.

CRON Blackwood HUV Plates: robust performance for newspaper, commercial and offset packaging applications.

Blackwood UV plates combine the qualities of a first-class aluminium base, with fine graining for even dampner distribution, together with a coating which has a high sensitivity, excellent plate adhesion and robust performance. The net result provides excellent dot reproduction, perfect ink/water balance and long run lengths for both commercial and newspaper applications.

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Product category: Computer to plate systems for offset printing

CRON's Thermal CTP, UV CTP

CRON’s UV CTP products are designed to provide flexibility and quality for all offset printing applications. With a platform that is easy to service and highly cost efficient in design, these CTP engines, together with comprehensive automation options offer fast, productive UV plate production across a wide range of formats from A3 to VLF.

CRON has perfected UV exposure to give dot quality equivalent to thermal imaging. This level of accuracy is complemented with a unique Chemistry Replenisher Developer (CRD) system which takes automatic control of processor chemistry ensuring accurate midtones and a tonal range of 1-99% (plate dependant).


CRON's Thermal CTP products meet the most stringent demands for print quality.

With extremely accurate dot formation, comprehensive automation options and the ability to be operated in a daylight environment they provide a fast and convenient flow of plates for the majority of printing applications from A3 to VLF.

 

 

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Product category: Processing systems (film & printing plate)

HQ / Hu q PT series of plate processors

HQ-PT series of plate processors are provide a high-value solution to processing plates from any CRON CTP solution. They are highly automated and cost effective with a wide tolerance of processing control adjustment suitable for almost any offset printing applications.

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Product category: Processing systems (film & printing plate)

Glunz & Jensen Tiger plate processors

Tiger and Tiger Premium plate processors are designed with the key attributes of quality, simplicity and robust performance. They use traditional chain-drive rollers and brushes, to cope with high processing demands combined with the convenience of electronic control for simple everyday use.

TIGER Premium offers added features at an economical price with Graphical Touch Screen user interface, Water Saving technology and alerts for chemistry quality and container levels.

The choice of Tiger processor will depend on the type of CRON CTP engine to be supported. They available in two widths: 86cm and 125 cm (33.9” and 49.2”) and can be used for both thermal and conventional processing.

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Product category: Computer to plate systems for flexo plates

CRON Digital Flexo Imager HDI

 

CRON digital flexo imager HDI is based on the highly successful CRON offset CTP technology which is daily use around the world. It provides a comprehensive solution for flexo users covering a wide range of applications from flexible packaging to labels and tags, from corrugated printing to folding carton and even security printing. 

  • CRON HDI reduces make-ready time by eliminating film and chemical processing, which, at the same time, greatly reduces cost. 
  • CRON HDI endows customers with the privilege of broad selection of plate types for many flexo applications to maximize profit.
  • CRON HDI delivers repeatable quality at resolutions as high as 9600dpi with excellent image richness and contrast, which competes well with offset or gravure printing quality.
  • CRON HDI is environmentally sustainable with a low carbon footprint.

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Product category: Chemicals and products for prepress production phases

Blackwood Developer HUV-P DP-II series

HUV-P applicable to UV-CTP plate development

DP-II applicable to Thermal CTP plate development.

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Product category: Chemical mixing & replenishing systems

CRON CRD for Plate processing control

CRON's patented CRD digital processor control system employs cutting-edge detection and automatic control technology to provide real-time dynamic monitoring of all plate processing functions. This includes condition of the plate developer, temperature, plate quantity, processing time and other control data to make intelligent decisions on processing capability and automatic replenishment needs.

Installation of the CRON CRD system could not be easier. Connection to the processor is simply by connection of flow and return hoses. The unit is externally powered, so there is no need for any electrical or other connection. All measurement and control is carried out in the CRD system unit which has a simple touch pad for ease of use.

The system provides:

• Easy installation
• Consistent development
• Precise reproduction of dots and dot structure
• Improved production efficiency
• Reduced plate and chemical waste
• System alarms for any sub-standard operations
• Automatic calculation and control of developer replenishment

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Product category: Formes for offset printing

CRON Blackwood UV plates

CRON's Blackwood plant is equipped with the very latest manufacturing equipment, research capabilities and support infrastructure to provide a world-class service to offset printers.

The fully automatic plate lines, with a capacity of 20 Million square metres per year, start the production process using the very best grade aluminium stock treated to provide the base on which to apply uniquely formulated photosensitive layers for UV-CTP output. The photosensitive layers continue to be improved with a focus on the ultimate printing characteristics for the offset process - extremely accurate dot production, easy run-ability and superior wear resistance.

At each stage of the manufacturing process strict quality control ensures delivery of the highest quality plates. Elsewhere in the organisation, the support team not only keeps in touch with the latest market requirements, but also provides immediate help to resolve printing issues.

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Product category: Coating plates and coating foils

CRON Blackwood UV CTP plates

CRON's Blackwood plant is equipped with the very latest manufacturing equipment, research capabilities and support infrastructure to provide a world-class service to offset printers.

The fully automatic plate lines, with a capacity of 20 Million square metres per year, start the production process using the very best grade aluminium stock treated to provide the base on which to apply uniquely formulated photosensitive layers for UV-CTP output. The photosensitive layers continue to be improved with a focus on the ultimate printing characteristics for the offset process - extremely accurate dot production, easy run-ability and superior wear resistance.

At each stage of the manufacturing process strict quality control ensures delivery of the highest quality plates. Elsewhere in the organisation, the support team not only keeps in touch with the latest market requirements, but also provides immediate help to resolve printing issues.

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Product category: Colour measurement and control systems

Techcron SuperScan TSS for Automated print control

Techcron SuperScan (TSS) revolutionizes automatic print quality measurements on print control bars, color wedges and test charts.

It provides fast and accurate data reading using an x-y control rails which automatically lower the scanning head, make a scan and then retract to accomplish a smooth cycle of print control bar measurement. Manual operation is also possible for spot color measurement. Working with SpectroConnect or ExPresso software the system has the following functionality providing data on which to make decisions on any PC via a USB connection.

The system provides:

• Ink zone specific density display
• Color density for CMYK and spot colors (spectral density)
• Densitometric gray balance
• Dot area, Dot gain, Printing contrast
• Slur/doubling
• Target values and tolerances
• OK-sheet
• Measurement data export (e.g. JDF format)
• Front-side and reverse printing
• Works with any sheet format and color bar length
• Display of single measurements when used as a hand-held device
• Statistical analysis and reports
• Ink zone specific colorimetric CIE L*a*b*and E*a*b* display
• L*a*b*, CIE L*C*h*, L*C*h*
• InkCheck: recommendation for ink key settings
• Display and evaluation according to ISO 12647 (PSO)
• Gracol G7™ generator

With a wide range of models, TSS fits the majority of types and sizes of press systems. A tailor-made TSS is also available on request.

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Our trade marks

About us

Company details

CRON’s mission, since its founding in 1992, has been to redefine the direction of conventional print by providing digital prepress technology that improves the quality and efficiency of print workflows while reducing viable print runs, turnaround times and costs.

Today, the Hangzhou CRON Machinery & Electronics Co. Ltd has three major strands to its business:

  • Advanced CTP solutions for both UV, thermal and flexo plate exposure 
  • Precision offset plates for UV and thermal exposure sold under the Blackwood brand. These are suitable for all ink types including UV. 
  • Integrated prepress peripherals – workflow software, autoloaders, bridges, processors, punch systems, delivery conveyors and color measurement ancillaries - which not only streamline the platemaking process but also provide measurement and control of the final printed products 

These three product groups are supported by a growing worldwide infrastructure with centers of excellence in China, Malaysia, Germany and USA, via a joint venture with ECRM. Each hub manages a network of specialist dealers to ensure first class, local delivery, support and training across the entire globe.

With a product philosophy that combines the latest technologies with ‘out of the box’ creative design, CRON products deliver high value at a very competitive capital outlay. For this reason, for example, there are already over 3000 Computer-to-plate installations in the world serving a wide range of printers including commercial, heatset, VLF, packaging, labels, newspapers and print shops.

As CRON’s influence grows and becomes broader, the company will remain committed to state-of-the-art core technology development, product manufacturing and support to the benefit of its customers.

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Company data

Sales volume

50-99 Mio US $

Export content

max. 50%

Number of employees

100-499

Foundation

1992

Area of business

prepress / print