is committed to being at the forefront of technology relevant to
computer-to-plate and imaging systems. To maintain this leading edge
Synectix undertakes research and investigation of potentially
beneficial technology. These studies are independent of product
developments and explore the feasibility of new technologies and
production techniques. Successful studies provide the technological raw
material for future innovative product designs.
Some of this ground breaking work has been
recognised by the UK government and the EU with grant supported
projects. These projects have covered a wide range of technologies with
awards under the SMART and SPUR schemes.
1995 High speed scanner techniques for flat bed
systems with precision automatic calibration methods.
1996 Novel materials and optical elements for
internal drum imaging devices.
Integration of imaging systems with the World Wide Web.
2000 Modular violet laser light sources.
2002 Multiple beam imaging techniques for internal
drum systems with low cost alignment methods.
These internationally recognised and externally
refereed projects complement Synectix' regular updating and development
of technologies used in computer-to-plate and imaging systems. This
work runs alongside the commercially funded product developments that
benefit from this research.