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alfaQuest Technologies Introduces NewsXpress CTP Solution

Press release from the issuing company

Rolling Meadows, IL, March 20, 2007 - alfaQuest Technologies, Inc. proudly announces NewsXpress-the first high technology, high quality, low-cost CTP solution for the Newspaper Industry. Price/performance returns unattainable by any other CTP, makes alfaQuest's NewsXpress System the "Product Publishers have been waiting for." Despite its low entry-level price, its productivity far outperforms much higher priced competitive models. Speeds of up to 100 plates per hour, coupled with the quality produced by its 1 mil repeatability at seven resolutions ranging from 1016 to 2540 dpi, positions NewsXpress as the perfect CTP solution for the Community and Suburban sized newspapers. NewsXpress meets their requirements of producing plates at newspaper deadline speed with commercial grade quality and affordability. Another outstanding production advantage is NewsXpress' companion product - NewsMATE. NewsMATE is an automatic plate loader and slip-sheet removal peripheral to NewsXpress. As a peripheral, it can either be configured at the time of order, or installed anytime in the field in a matter of minutes. It also can be easily and quickly moved from one NewsXpress to another, providing the ultimate in configuration flexibility and redundancy. In addition to these price/performance advantages, NewsXpress' biggest advantage has yet to be factored - NewsXpress is Violet CTP technology, not thermal. Violet technology, in addition to its lower capital cost and higher performance, delivers the lowest cost of ownership, which includes alfaQuest's five-year laser warranty at no additional cost. Violet CTP technology also offers Newspapers the broadest range of major plate suppliers, assuring competitive plate pricing throughout the usage of the equipment.