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ECRM Joins Southern Lithoplate's Ctp Alliance

Monday, April 14, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

WASHINGTON DC -- April 12, 2008 -- Southern Lithoplate and ECRM today announced a digital alliance that delivers a best-in-class violet CtP plate and platesetter solution for the newspaper marketplace. According to the announcement made today by Edward A. "Trip" Casson III, Chairman and CEO Southern Lithoplate, and Rick Black, CEO, ECRM, ECRM will join SLP's CtP Alliance for Violet CtP, and SLP will market ECRM's complete line of newspaper platesetters. The alliance was announced at NEXPO 2008 in Washington DC (April 12-16, 2008) where both firms are exhibiting. For more information go to www.slp.com and www.ecrm.com.

Southern Lithoplate Releases TIGER V Violet CtP Plate
The alliance was announced in conjunction with Southern Lithoplate's full market commercial launch of the TIGER V(TM) violet CtP plate, targeted as an excellent and efficient printing solution for North American newspapers. The TIGER V lithoplate delivers crisp 2-98% dot resolution and up to 175 lpi at 2450dpi image quality, giving it extra versatility for imaging quality plates for newspaper inserts.

SLP and ECRM Quotes
"The launch of TIGER V is a direct result of technology we acquired and developed," stated Edward A. "Trip" Casson III, Chairman and CEO Southern Lithoplate. "We are capable of delivering both thermal and violet CtP plates, and I am happy that we are able to offer customers commercial quality at newspaper prices regardless of the technology. We will continue our efforts to provide our customers the best products, value, and service solutions from a single source, with our 100% Guarantee."

"At ECRM, we are pleased to establish our partnership with Southern Lithoplate and to become part of the CtP Alliance," stated Rick Black, President and CEO of ECRM. "Our partnership joins a proven and trusted newspaper CtP equipment supplier with one of the leading newspaper lithoplate suppliers in North America. Our quality, efficient, and easy-to-use solutions for newspapers will serve nicely for Southern Lithoplate's customer needs."




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