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ECRM announces NEWSmatic 250 CTP

Press release from the issuing company

May 4, 2005 -- Continuing their reputation for high quality manufacture and a value driven product line, ECRM Imaging Systems introduces an addition to their newspaper product family, the NEWSmatic 250 CTP. This 250 plate integrated cassette and trolley is a factory configuration for the NEWSmatic CTP and begins shipping May 2005. The NEWSmatic 250 CTP incorporates ECRMs patented FleXarm technology, plate pick up mechanism and ultra reliable slip sheet removal system, while increasing the cassette capacity to 250 plates. During operation, slip sheets are deposited into the removal bin and plates are automatically imaged and transferred to the processor. Peter Wilkens, VP of Worldwide Marketing, comments, "We are excited to make this option available to newspapers who need a productivity boost. The 250 plate cassette and trolley enables the operator to load a large amount of plates, queue multiple jobs and leave the machine unattended for a longer period of time." Although the cassette capacity has increased, the footprint remains the same. The NEWSmatic CTP frame has been modified to support the integrated cassette and trolley and will accommodate plate sizes between the wide-ranging minimum 11.4" x 18.5" (290mm x 470mm) and maximum 25.0" x 36.5" (635mm x 927mm) formats. "We have received many requests for a CTP device that provides automation, reliability and increased plate capacity with the same low cost, high quality of our MAKO and NEWS product families," remarks Peter. "We feel the NEWSmatic 250 CTP will fit a certain niche in the newspaper industry and the price point is well below anything else on the market." ECRM will also release the latest TIFF Server with the NEWSmatic 250 CTP. ECRM CtServer v5.3 will be bundled with all purchases, providing a simple network connection to RIPs, workflow systems and the platesetter. For more information on CtServer v5.3 or the NEWSmatic 250 CTP, please contact ECRM Marketing.