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RIPit Showcases Expanded SpeedSetter VM CtP Series & Award-Winning RIP Workflow at Graph Expo

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August 25, 2006 – Citrus Heights, CA – RIPit, the primary workflow and CtP provider to the majority of quick printers and franchises in North America, today announces it will showcase an array of affordable, high-quality Computer-to-Plate (CtP) and RIP Workflow solutions at Graph Expo 2006 in booth #5434, from October 15-18 in Chicago. At Graph Expo, RIPit demonstrates its reliable, accurate, fast, turnkey SpeedSetter VM CtP solutions. The SpeedSetter VM and VM4 CtP series all feature RIPit's award-winning, Adobe PostScript 3-based, RIP technology. Also being shown is RIPit's powerful P24 PlateRunner Processor. Attendees will also have the opportunity to see live demonstrations of RIPit's popular OpenRIP Symphony technology on the show floor. Fast, Affordable, & Quality CtP and Workflow can use Variety of Plates with NO Consumable Contracts Required The SpeedSetter VM series is available as a complete, turnkey CtP system which also includes RIPit's powerful OpenRIP Symphony core RIP, with advanced features avaiable including raster preview, CIP3 support, in-RIP trapping, raster imposition; and economical solutions for proofing and hybrid screening. Customers can also add a photopolymer plate processor. SpeedSetter VM The SpeedSetter VM is a 2-up CtP System that offers high quality production at an affordable price. SpeedSetter VM features RIPit's award winning workflow that automates prepress production and makes it easy to produce quality, long running metal plates to suit all common 2-up portrait and landscape (B3; including SpeedMaster 52) presses on the market. SpeedSetter VM4 The SpeedSetter VM4 is a high production, 4-up CtP System. The SpeedSetter VM4 features RIPit's multi-task, multi-device workflow, fast air-bearing spinner motor, and the ability to image high resolution violet metal plates for common 4-up (B2+; including SpeedMaster 74) and 2-up (B3; including SpeedMaster 52) presses. The SpeedSetter VM4 is available immediately for a starting price of $52,500. No consumable contracts are required, and customers can choose from a variety of plates for use with the SpeedSetter. SpeedSetter VM-News Model The SpeedSetter VM-News version accommodates most double truck web press plates used by many newspapers, and a lower operating resolution for additional productivity where higher linescreen work is not a requirement. SpeedSetter VM-Plus Model The SpeedSetter VMPlus is a high production, 2-up (B3) CtP System that utilizes a high RPM air-bearing spinner motor. The VMPlus delivers approximately 2.5 times the production speed of the SpeedSetter VM, without sacrificing quality or accuracy. P24 PlateRunner The P24 PlateRunner Processor is designed to process a wide range of violet sensitive photopolymer plate products. This compact, easy to use processor is electronically controlled to develop multiple size, single sided aluminum printing plates using standard chemistry. The P24 PlateRunner can be connected to plumbing or run in a stand-alone mode. OpenRIP Workflow Award-winning OpenRIP Symphony workflow dramatically increases prepress production. In addition to controlling close to one hundred imagesetters, platesetters, printers, and plotters natively, OpenRIP can also control a wide range of PostScript and TIFF-in devices from a single interface.

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