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Cron CTP – Special Promotion


• Litho or flexo Models from B3 to VLF

• Compatible with most plates and PDF workflows

• Manufactured to ISO9001/14001

• Over 6000 installations worldwide

• Several unique and patented features

• Highly configurable to suit your work profile

• Low investment cost, low lifetime cost


LGP Cron Printing

“Our Cron is productive and reliable. It feeds 25 press units all day, every day”
– Philip Stead, LGP

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“We do our homework and we buy right – Cron was the best option. Now our plate output is up 45%”
– James Tattum, Rap Spiderweb

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“Once we installed the Cron, everything changed. The quality is great and the costs are lower”
-Frankie Curran, Fulprint

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  • The new global force in CTP

    With over 6000 installations worldwide, CRON is now one of the world’s
    leading producers of CTP (Computer-To-Plate) equipment. Cron
    machines are now manufactured in a state-of-the-art factory to ISO9001
    and ISO140001 standards. Unlike many of its rivals, Cron manufactures
    every component itself (with the exception of the lasers), and extensive
    investment in R&D has led to several innovative features, common to
    all Cron models.

  • Patented Systems

    The current Cron range incorporates some genuinely unique technology.
    For example, the laser head transport system employs a frictionless
    magnetic laser carriage for greater accuracy and reliability, requiring no
    maintenance – a big improvement on the ‘worm screw’ design found on
    rival machines. Cron has patented automatic laser focusing, patented
    internal temperature control, and a patented side gauge system – all
    of which add up to a reliable plate registration accuracy to within 10

  • Highly Configurable

    The Cron range is highly configurable and spans every conceivable
    format from B3 up to VLF (‘Very Large Format’ – used mainly in specialist
    packaging applications) so there is a system to suit every market niche.
    The more popular formats are the 26 (B3) and 36 (SRA1) – the latter
    being the perfect companion to produce 8-up work with machines
    such as the Ryobi and Komori which offer considerable cost savings
    compared to full B1 machines.

    All variants include built-in punch systems and punching on all models
    is accurate up to 0.01mm. With resolutions up to 9,600dpi possible,
    accuracy is maintained even at a microscopic level. This is also helped
    by further patented elements within the vacuum system holding the
    plate to the drum securely.

  • Compatible with most plates and all PDF workflows

    Cron equipment is compatible with most major plates including processless;
    and they will also fit seamlessly into all existing pdf workflows, although
    SOS will supply its own workflow if required. To keep downtime down
    to an absolute minimum all the service diagnostics for the Cron CTP
    system can be carried out remotely by our engineers.

    The ‘H’ variant offers a unique space-saving 3-in-1 design, with
    autoloader, de-interleaving and punching built in. This means it is
    around two-thirds the size of equivalent alternatives, which can make a
    big difference where space is at a premium.

    The ‘G+’ variant has greater modularity; it is available with a range
    of autoloaders with a high capacity single size tray, or multiple
    trays depending on work profile. The Cron multi-tray autoloader is
    significantly more compact than the bulky equivalents employed by rival
    manufacturers. Manual loading is also an option. Switching between
    plate sizes, plate thickness and punch configuration is entirely automatic.

  • Plate Options

    The industry trend has been towards the use of processless plates,
    which offer many benefits. Cron machines have been at the forefront of
    delivering processless technology.

    However, there are some who prefer to use a processor for various
    reasons – for example, when using a UV press, the press chemistry
    often does not suit processless. In these cases we supply a range of
    processor units which link seamlessly to all models.

    While most plates – processed and processless – are thermal, Cron is
    unique in offering a UV plate option. A UV offset plate is uniquely durable
    and easy to handle – and crucially, plate costs are considerably lower.
    This saving quickly adds up to dramatically reduce the lifetime cost of
    the system. Compatibility and reliability of supply is assured with the use
    of Blackwood plates, made by Cron’s sister company and distributed
    from a European hub.

Register your interest before Dec 31st* in order to quality for our offer

*Offer expires 31 March 2020