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Polkadots Software and ECRM Sign OEM Agreement

Press release from the issuing company

Montreal, Canada: April 19, 2007, Polkadots Software Inc., a leading prepress workflow developer, specializing in database driven workflow automation for Harlequin RIP technology announces the signing of an OEM agreement with ECRM Imaging Systems of Tewksbury, MA. ECRM will take on the technology of the highly successful NEWSflo solution to create WorkMates NEWS - High performance digital workflow for newspapers. Polkadots Software released NEWSflo in 2004 as the only newspaper production workflow on the market to bring the digital integrity of true Rip Once Output Many (ROOM) to all levels of newspaper production: Ad-Makeup, Page-Makeup, and final Page-Pairing. NEWSflo still guarantees that the printed version will always match the proof – whether it is a web based pixel-on-demand soft proof or a calibrated hard copy proof printed directly on newsprint. NewsFlo accomplishes all of this while maintaining a complete PDF workflow for internet and archive production purposes. “ECRM WorkMates NEWS enables production managers to automate defined tasks, accelerate productivity, and instantly become compatible with desired file formats,” notes ECRM Product Manager John Marzec. “WorkMates NEWS is also easily expandable, inexpensive, and user-friendly, allowing for fast implementation. Automated PDF Workflows offer several production advantages. Traditionally, files are received by the RIP, converted to 1-bit TIFFs, and processed to plates. With WorkMates NEWS, newspapers will be able to capture the file in a PDF format, impose, RIP, and proof, as well as preview the file prior to imaging. This enables files on the RIP to be repurposed at a later date, saving valuable time in deadline-sensitive operations.” ECRM Imaging Systems is a global leader in imaging technologies for the graphic communications industry. For over three decades ECRM has successfully applied a broad range of optical, imaging, laser, and digital-electronic technologies to meet the business needs of its customers. The Massachusetts-based company has sold and supported more than 5,000 computer-to-plate devices and over 27,000 imagesetters in 110 countries around the world. ECRM's Tewksbury, MA facility is ISO 9001:2000 certified and is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards in research and development, design, manufacturing, service, and support. To learn more about NEWSflo visit us on the web at www.polkadots.ca or stop by Booth 1759 at NEXPO from April 21-24 in Orlando, FL. To find out more about ECRM’s products and to see WorkMates News in action please visit Booth 2267 at NEXPO from April 21-24 in Orlando, FL. Polkadots Software remains committed to developing and supplying cost effective, flexible, highly productive and automated database driven workflow solutions. We leverage our experience and knowledge in printing and prepress production to create solutions that do the jobs today’s printers and publishers require. At Polkadots we develop unbeatable solutions: unbeatable performance and unbeatable value. Polkadots benefits from global distribution channels and is always interested in finding new partners to work with. Polkadots commitment to the printing and publishing industry is evident by its active participation at industry events and its ongoing investment into research and development of automated workflow and prepress solutions. For more information about our company, our products or to become a business partner, please visit http://www.polkadots.ca/.