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Esko-Graphics Debuts CtP Violet silver and photopolymer plates

Press release from the issuing company

New plate options offer an more economic route for newspapers on the verge of implementing CtP into their production Barcelona (IFRA 02 stand no. 0260) ˆ October 14th 2002. At Ifra ‚02, Esko-Graphics is introducing and demonstrating a violet version of the popular DMX platesetter, exposing violet silver and violet photopolymer plate. Furthermore, Esko-Graphics has added new features to the proven EskoNet newspaper workflow providing newspapers the opportunity to generate additional revenue by utilizing excess press capacity by producing commercial quality work - a perfect match to the DMX's unique capability to combine in one unit newspaper productivity and commercial quality The highlights of the Esko-Graphics demonstration on stand number 0260 include: -- DMX HS platesetter; the introduction of a new DMX high-speed platesetter that can image both violet silver and violet photopolymer plates in full daylight operation and without the need to change the laser. -- EskoNet workflow software version 2.1; prepress automation software offering newspaper printers the opportunity to fill excess press capacity for newspaper work as well as commercial jobs, using one single workflow. -- EskoScan F14 scanner; a versatile A3+ multi-purpose scanner that combines professional CopyDot scanning and high-end color scanning in one unit. -- The EskoScan 2636S+ scanner; a high productivity CopyDot scanner in double broadsheet format with an optical resolution of 1270 dpi, optimized for newspaper applications. High-end color scanning and digital descreening are valuable options. -- PERfection 3.0; bitmap editing software for CopyDot files with new features, including PDF output format, batch processing, resampling, and dot gain compensation. -- Perfection Publisher; a unique repurposing software that provides the ability to digitize archived printed material - such as newspapers and magazines - in order to make the contents available for computer-aided searching and electronic publishing.