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Hurst Chemical Intros its SmartPlate IO CTP System at GOA

Press release from the issuing company

March 13, 2008 – Cerritos, CA – Hurst Chemical Company, continually pioneering affordable Computer-to-Plate Systems for the small commercial, quick print, and in-plant segments of the industry, introduced its new SmartPlate IO system at Graphics of the Americas in Miami.

The SmartPlate IO Complete Printing Solution combines new polyester plate technology with a color-managed digital color printer. SmartPlate IO is a major development in the legacy of Hurst's SmartPlate brand – rugged, cost-effective, premier printing plates – and provides entry into the digital color printing market to those shops wanting to steer clear of click charges and service agreements. The SmartPlate IO system also includes the well regarded Smart Technical Support freely available to Hurst Customers.

Hurst's booth was well attended and continually busy. Attendees were quite impressed with the SmartPlate IO system and sales were brisk. "GOA was an excellent launch for our new System and the show sales provided a tremendous jump start for its introduction" stated Hector Marmolejo, Hurst's Director of Technical Support. Marmolejo continued "Our customers value the quality of our products and really appreciate our Tech Support, we understand how important it is to help these printers keep their presses running."

Hurst also featured their Xtreme plates, designed specifically for the higher temperatures of the PM4 and PM5 and their Amberclean No 455, a blanket and roller wash with less than 100 grams/liter VOC emissions, in their booth.