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Vertis Purchases Flexographic Platemaking Devices From Esko-Graphics

Press release from the issuing company

June 10, 2003 -- BALTIMORE, MD. – Vertis, a leading provider of technology-based marketing and advertising solutions, today announced the purchase of multiple Cyrel Digital Imaging (CDI) units from Esko-Graphics, the market leader in computer-to-plate technology and packaging solutions and world leader in digital imaging of flexo plates. The Esko-Graphics CDI Advance provides significant enhancements in speed and quality in the digital flexographic platemaking process. Recognized by GATF and FTA, the award-winning Esko-Graphics CDI technology addresses highest throughput needs. “The Esko-Graphics CDI Advance creates the finest details so far seen on any flexo plate, matching that of the offset or gravure printing processes,” says Ian Hole, director of market development for Esko-Graphics. “The new 8-beam technology coupled with the slow drum rotation speed of the Advance provides output of any sized plates and fast throughput. Additionally the newly designed ergonomics of a flat loading table and a drum plate clamp eases the loading and unloading of large heavy flexo plates and pushes the up-time of this device to optimum levels”. “Vertis was the first in the Americas to purchase the CDI Quadbeam in 2001,” comments Herb Moloney, chief operating officer for Vertis. “The newest investment demonstrates our commitment to digital photopolymer plate technology and reinforces our practice of continuous innovations in response to client needs and marketplace demands. The CDI strengthens our ability to deliver the best in digital workflow solutions for consumer packaged goods companies."