CTP platemaking machines generally divided into inside drum, the drum type, plate type, and curve type four major categories. In the four types at present, the most use is the internal drum and the drum; the performance with most high-grade CTP platemaking machines is the drum type.
Worked in pre-press printing process, it can be used to connect with bridge and stacker to make up an integral pre-press workflow, which will improve production efficiency and reduce labor cost. UV-CTP can fit the conventional plate whose cost is lower than thermal plate. That is why UV-CTP will be the main stream pre-press equipment in future development.