CRON North America
CRON North America

Redefining the future of CTP

CRON North America is committed to the success of the commercial printing industry. Our advanced technology CTP devices, coupled with second-to-none Customer-First service and support, enable printers to improve the quality and efficiency of their output while reducing viable print runs, turnaround times, and costs.

Our CTP equipment is available in various sizes and capabilities in order to serve virtually any industry, including newspaper, commercial, and packaging.

Thermal CTP

CRON’s thermal CTP products meet the most stringent demands for print quality. High-quality imaging is achieved through extremely accurate dot formation, a tonal range of 1%-99%, and up to 2800 dpi resolution. All CRON CTP can be customized for newspaper, commercial, or even security applications with resolution options from 1200 to 9600 dpi.

UV CTP

Our UV CTP products are designed to provide flexibility and quality for all offset printing applications. Its easily serviceable platform and cost-efficient design, combined with comprehensive automation options, offer fast, productive UV plate production across a wide range of formats from A3 to VLF.

Flexo CTP

CRON’s competitively priced, ground-breaking HDI prepress solutions are designed to support the needs of today’s packaging converters, delivering superior quality output and maximum efficiency for a wide range of flexible packaging and label applications.


Balancing quality, cost, and efficiency

CRON CTP enables you to satisfy varying throughput and quality demands while enjoying big savings on long-term operating costs.

Latest generation laser head design

Integrated laser head unit with 830nm wavelength diodes delivers higher precision, sharper imaging with highly stable dot output. This technology delivers consistent performance and quality, affording long life, easy maintenance, and simple upgrades. The redundant laser design allows plate making even if a diode fails.
Latest generation laser head design

Plate-loading system design

Pinch roller design allows for more reliable plate positioning. The independent pressing wheel assembly adapts to varying plate sizes and thicknesses with no engineering adjustment needed.
Plate-loading system design

Automatic 3-point registration and lead screw guide assembly

Our side-gauge drive system replaces belt positioning with a lead screw that achieves more accurate and repeatable plate loading and registration – eliminating time-consuming tension adjustments.
Automatic 3-point registration and lead screw guide assembly

Dependable and efficient operations

The high precision, magnetic levitation linear magnetic rail scanning system provides smooth positive travel, resulting in a dependable operation. A quieter, more energy efficient and maintenance-free large flow vacuum pump system can help save energy costs.
Dependable and efficient operations

Patented imaging drum design

High precision u-level light drum features class-leading drum surface flatness. The oxidation hardened drum is more durable and longer lasting. A built-in vacuum maintains consistent pressures with large or small plates, and the triple dynamic drum balancing system allows self-reposition with no operator input. The tail clamp is built in to the drum.
Patented imaging drum design

The most dependable, easy-to-use, fast, and affordable thermal platesetting devices

CRON thermal CTPs meet the most stringent demands for print quality and productivity with clean, accurate imaging, precision dot reproduction, a tonal range of 1%-99%, and up to 2,800 dpi resolution. CRON delivers cost-effective solutions to satisfy the most challenging prepress workflow requirements with our line-up of versatile devices.

TP36 G+ model shown with modular SCL autoloader add-on

TP36 G+ model shown with modular SCL autoloader add-on

TP36 H model shown with built-in autoloader as standard

TP36 H model shown with built-in autoloader as standard

  • Highest quality platemaking at rapid imaging speeds
  • Wide choice of laser channels to suit productivity and cost needs: 16 to 96 (TP36 models), 16 to 128 (TP46 models), and 16 or 24 (TP26 models)
  • 2400, 2540, and 2800 dpi imaging resolution (2800 not available on TP26 models)
  • Manual or modular add-on 200-plate single-cassette autoloader with slipsheet removal (SCL shown)
  • Supports for FM and hybrid AM/FM screening
  • Images a flexible range of plates including No Process, Develop on Press, and Traditional Wet Process
  • Highest quality platemaking at rapid imaging speeds
  • Wide choice of laser channels to suit productivity and cost needs: 16 to 96 (TP36 models), 16 to 128 (TP46 models), and 16 or 24 (TP26 models)
  • 2400, 2540, and 2800 dpi imaging resolution (2800 not available on TP26 models)
  • Manual or modular add-on 200-plate single-cassette autoloader with slipsheet removal (SCL shown)
  • Supports for FM and hybrid AM/FM screening
  • Images a flexible range of plates including No Process, Develop on Press, and Traditional Wet Process

Equip your operation with CRON CTP to satisfy your production demands now and into the future

At CRON North America, we are building a Customer-First service philosophy, which includes implementing a comprehensive program of inventory, installation, parts, and support. Our expanded CTP unit inventory, increased parts warehouse, and fully trained service network means a short lead time for equipment and virtually endless customer options in prepress.