alfaQuest offers low cost CTP unit

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Rolling Meadows, IL -- alfaQuest Technologies, Inc. proudly announces Esprit – the industry’s first high technology, high quality, low cost CTP designed and developed to meet the production and cost demands of Community and Suburban newspapers, as well as provide low cost, high quality CTP redundancy in larger production facilities.

Despite its low entry-level price, Esprit incorporates the proven and reliable imaging technology of FasTRAK and NewsXpress CTP. Esprit’s productivity is assured by the history of proven performance and reliability of both FasTRAK and NewsXpress Violet CTP. This also means all Violet plates certified by alfaQuest, including chemistry and process-free plates can be imaged with Esprit.

Esprit’s benefits of low cost and high quality also position it as the ideal “back-up” CTP in single line installations, affording Publishers the opportunity to economically dispose of the higher production costs associated with aging film imagers and analog plate technology.

Esprit offers speeds of up to 50 plates per hour. Coupled with the high quality produced by its 1 mil repeatability at five resolutions ranging from 1016 to 1800 dpi, Esprit is the perfect CTP solution for the Community and Suburban sized newspapers.

In addition to these price/performance advantages, Esprit’s biggest advantage has yet to be factored – Esprit is Violet CTP technology, not thermal, and its operational specifications are astounding, with a footprint small and light enough to be “table-top” resident or stand-alone when configured with its optional stand. alfaQuest Technologies, Inc., a member of the IPA Group of companies, designs, integrates, and supports powerful cost-efficient, newspaper workflow page processing and imaging systems for the publishing industry. The number of worldwide installations now exceeds 10,000.

Esprit’s violet technology, in addition to lower capital and energy costs, high performance, and the lowest cost of ownership, also includes alfaQuest’s five-year laser warranty at no additional cost. Violet CTP technology offers Newspapers the broadest range of major plate suppliers, assuring competitive plate pricing throughout the usage of the equipment.