Rolling Meadows, IL July 20, 2005 - The St. George (Utah) Spectrum has installed alfaQuest Technologies' FasTRAK Violet CTP imaging devices.
The FasTRAK Violet CTP imagers provide breakthrough technology by offering high speed and high quality in a small footprint and at a very competitive price. The imaging engine is only 69" (L) x 52" (H) x 35" (W) and fits in basically the same space as the film recorders they replaced.
The St. George Spectrum's FasTRAK Violet CTP imagers are being manually fed, and connect directly to online processors.
"We were very impressed with both the speed and the quality of the image on the plate," said St. George Production Director Scott Porter. "The dots are very sharp, with great registration from plate to plate. The machine seems to be very user-friendly and simple to maintain and operate."
FasTRAK Violet utilizes a field-proven opti-mechanical system for alignment and positioning, ensuring repeatability of ± 0.001 inches, for highest quality color registration. The straight-through flatbed design, incorporates a new plate transport system which has proven to be both very reliable and simple to maintain.
Scott Porter can rest easy due to the reliability of the Violet FasTRAKs. "The new design of the FasTRAK plate transport eliminates many moving parts which is always desirable.
We image approximately 4,000 double-truck plates per month with manually fed machines, and have had no major problems. With the low cost of Violet technology, we were able to install two FasTRAK production lines providing 100% redundancy for our operation."
FasTRAK Violet CTP can image single or double-truck newspaper pages at 1016, 1200, 1270, 1524, 1800, 2032, 2400, or 2540 DPI. Rated at either 150 or 225 broadsheet plates per hour (at 1016 DPI), FasTRAK Violet CTP allows manual feed for small to medium sized operations or quickly connects to the 1,000-plate-capacity TRAKmate II autoloader.
John Lally, Vice President of Sales, alfaQuest Technologies, "FasTRAK Violet CTP has proven to be the best price/performance CTP available and is experiencing outstanding success in both the Private and Corporate Newspaper ownership sectors. Since its debut at NEXPO 2005, multiple Page Co-Op and Gannett Newspapers have selected FasTRAK Violet CTP. We are as gratified with the success of FasTRAK Violet CTP, as our Customers are, with its price, capability, and attractive support options which combine to provide them with a very low Cost of Ownership."
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