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Monotype Systems Debuts ExpressTRAK CTP Flat Bed Systems for Newspapers

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June 16, 2001 - Rolling Meadows, IL - At Nexpo 2001 Monotype Systems Incorporated (MSI) debuted the robust ExpressTRAK Computer-To-Plate Flat Bed Systems for major Metro newspapers. The MSI ExpressTRAK 180 & ExpressTRAK 240 CTP platesetters have been designed from the ground up to provide high speed dependable operation during the most demanding, deadline critical conditions. ExpressTRAK platesetters set the standard for reliable CTP production. There is no match to the cost-effective combination of speed, automation and daylight operation as offered by the ExpressTRAK CTP. High Productivity The imaging speed of the ExpressTRAK provides for fast and effective job production. At 1016 DPI, ExpressTRAK outputs broadsheet plates at a rate of 180 or 240 PPH. ExpressTRAK has been designed to easily switch between imaging single broadsheets, 2up broadsheets and doubletrucks. The design of the ExpressTRAK optics and imaging bed ensures a consistent dot shape across the entire measure of the image area. High Technology ExpressTRAK platesetters utilize a patented five-facet holographic imaging technology, which sweeps the laser five times across the plate for every revolution. To ensure the highest quality imaging at all production speeds, the laser head is stationary and mounted separately from the load/unload mechanism. This combination of high speed optics and simple plate handling provides smooth, vibration-free imaging and consistently delivers high throughput. Connectivity ExpressTRAK 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, ExpressTrak 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).

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