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ECRM Sees Growth In Violet CTP At NEXPO, Launches New Product

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April 15, 2005 -- ECRM Imaging Systems demonstrates CTP products in three booths and reports unprecedented interest in violet CTP at NEXPO 2005. “This has been a very exciting show for us,” said Peter Wilkens, Vice President of Worldwide Marketing. “Based on the months leading up to NEXPO, 2005 looks to be great year for ECRM. We will continue to announce new additions to both our NEWS CTP and our MAKO CTP product families.” ECRM continues its philosophy of making newspaper CTP more affordable, flexible and efficient with the most recent addition to the NEWS series, the NEWS extra CTP system. The NEWS extra offers plate formats from 9” x 10” up to 32" x 45", bringing all of the advantages of MAKO imaging technology to newspaper printers operating wide web formats and longer cut-offs. “It is very difficult to find a CTP imaging device that fits such a wide range of presses for under $100,000,” he said. “We expect the NEWS extra will be a great fit for production sites with format requirements that go beyond what is currently available in CTP imagers today.” Also showcased at NEXPO 2005, ECRM’s new workflow product drew attention from an array of small to larger regional and daily newspapers. MAXWorkFlow News v3.8 streamlines and automates the prepress production process and manages the integrity and accuracy of page output, increasing the overall efficiency of film and/or plate production. “Newspapers want a simple and straight-forward prepress management system. We feel MAXWorkFlow News offers an integrated workflow solution at a fraction of the cost of the competition,” said Wilkens. ECRM violet imaging devices and the new release of the MAXWorkFlow prepress management system were demonstrated in three booths of the major plate manufacturers and generated an extraordinary amount of interest from medium and small newspaper companies. “Consumers are now sufficiently educated about both violet and thermal imaging technologies and there is a very noticeable growing interest in violet,” he added. “They are asking excellent questions and many have indicated they will be ready to make a the transition to violet.” Rick Black, President of ECRM, confirmed the enthusiastic response received at the show for the Company’s renewed and significant presence in the newspaper industry. “ECRM has built a highly successful business for over 30 years by providing the newspaper industry with high value, cost effective and efficiency enhancing systems. We compete by engineering design, offering customers the best return on investment in a highly competitive industry.”