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Monotype Systems Announces FasTRAK CTP Sales

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June 19, 2001 - Rolling Meadows, IL - At Nexpo 2001 Monotype Systems Incorporated (MSI) announced FasTRAK CTP sales to Hobbs (NM) News-Sun, a Shearman Newspaper, and 2 unit's to Colorado Mountain News Media, Gypsum (CO), a Swift newspaper. The MSI FasTRAK (YAG) Metal Platesetting System images from computer to plate for a faster and more ecomonical workflow. The FasTRAK brings PrePRESS' characteristic high speed and high quality to a plate recorder designed for rigorous production of aluminum printing plates from sizes as small as 12"x15" up to 24.625"x36". High Productivity The imaging speed of the FasTRAK provides for fast and effective job production. At 1016 DPI, ExpressTRAK outputs broadsheet plates at a rate of 100 PPH. FasTRAK has been designed to easily switch between imaging single broadsheets, 2up broadsheets and doubletrucks. The design of the FasTRAK optics and imaging bed ensures a consistent dot shape across the entire measure of the image area. Connectivity FasTRAK interfaces to your existing K&F Vision system or Western Litho OPB. Flexible plate flows can be configured with plates exiting either straight or 90° from the imager. As a member of Monotype Systems imaging family, FasTrak is fully compatible with our PrintExpress CTP workflow solutions and OnTRAK page tracking system. Full System Integration PrintExpress offers both standard and customized interfaces for all common press control systems to providing your link between pre-press production and the pressroom. Automatically image the required number of plates, provide ink pre-setting, pair pages and add furniture (barcodes, grey bars, press positions). SPECIFICATIONS: Plate size: Maximum - 24.625"x 36" (625 x 914 mm) Minimum - 12"x 15" (305 x 381 mm) Recording Source: FasTRAK 100: One green FD-YAG laser - 532nm FasTRAK 180: Violet Laser Diode Resolutions: 1016, 2400 Media thickness: 0.008"-0.012" (0.20-0.30mm) Plate capacity: Broadsheet plates: 500-plate cassette Panorama plates: 250-plate cassette Plate throughput: FasTRAK 100: up to 100 single-broadsheet plates per hour FasTRAK 180: up to 180 single-broadsheet plates per hour Repeatability: 0.001" (0.025mm) between image and edge registration pins.