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alfaQuest expands FasTRAK CTP/C Product Line

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Rolling Meadows, IL June 13, 2003 - alfaQuest Technologies offers new FasTRAK CTP/C advancements by expanding its product offerings with new additions and speed enhancements to its conventional UV laser family. Three models of FasTRAK CTP/C are available: FasTRAK CTP/C 50-A lower speed semi-automatic version, specifically developed for the smaller newspaper community who have lower plate volume requirements, but are looking to achieve the ROI available with conventional plate CTP, while improving quality reproduction at the same time. The unit is capable of achieving 50 plates per hour. FasTRAK CTP/C 110-This unit is available in semi-automatic and automatic versions. Installations of this unit began in March '03 in medium size newspaper operations and it is capable of imaging over 110 plates per hour. Satisfied customers include CNHI's Terre Haute (IN) Tribune-Star, Clarksburg (WV) Exponent Telegram, Shearman Newspapers' Lake Charles (LA) American Press, Western Newspapers' Prescott Valley and Golden Valley (AZ) Operations, Hollinger's Chicago (IL) Midwest Suburban Publishing, Frederick (MD) News-Post, San Antonio (TX) Shweiki Media, and Freedom Communications McAllen (TX) Monitor. FasTRAK CTP/C 160-The fastest UV conventional platesetter available for major metropolitan newspaper operations. Achievement of speeds of 160 plates per hour in conjunction with the TRAKmate autoloader and fast projection speed plates makes it all possible. Three FasTRAK CTP/C systems will be displayed at the NAA's NEXPO Production conference in Las Vegas, June 16-19th. Production demonstrations will be available including Processors, Plate-Benders and Plate-Stackers. 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.