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New 225 PPH FasTRAK Violet CTP From alfaQuest

Press release from the issuing company

Rolling Meadows, IL, March 20, 2008 - alfaQuest Technologies, Inc. will be showcasing its latest CTP development at the Newspaper Association of America (NAA) NEXPO Newspaper Production Conference, being held in Washington DC beginning April 12, 2008.

NEXPO '08 will be center stage for the formal announcement of alfaQuest's new 225 PPH FasTRAK Violet CTP imager. The FasTRAK 225 adds to the industry's best price/performance package of CTP imagers.

* Violet laser images 225 PPH @ 1016 dpi (12" metro plates)

* Violet laser images 180 PPH @ 1016 dpi (12" metro plates)

* Violet laser images 150 PPH @ 1016 dpi (12" metro plates)

NewsXpress CTP/V 100
* Violet laser images 100 PPH @ 1016 dpi (12" metro plates)

"Highlighting alfaQuest's 'cutting-edge' technology will be a strong affirmation that we are a Newspaper Vendor and we view Newspapers as our core current and future business partners. We don't do plates, we don't do chemistry, what we do do is Newspaper Systems - the very best Newspaper Systems," said Dennis Nierman, President of alfaQuest Technologies.

John Lally, Sr. VP Group Sales, states, "Not only does alfaQuest's CTP systems offer the lowest investment and support prices for their speed class, they continually offer dramatically less energy consumption than other CTP products, especially compared to thermal devices. Less green from your pocket - more green for the planet. We're looking forward to demonstrating any and all of our Newspaper products to NEXPO attendees. Contact us for a private demonstration, or just stop in. Either way, you are always welcome, and we are always pleased to be there for you."

In addition, to the FasTRAK 225 and NewsXpress, alfaQuest will be exhibiting the following new products:

PrintExpress Consolidated Production Management System
New for Nexpo '08 will be the introduction of a full featured web client which provides all configuration, status and proofing views via any network browser. In addition to full browser functionality, alfaQuest will be introducing PrintExpress' new "Press Manager" module. Press Manager provides tools to define a press configuration and identifies each press tower and plate position. Press Manager information defines press plating requirements and plate positions that can be used to identify appropriate output pages and apply fan-out values where required, as well as plate position labels.

alfaMedia MediaSuite
alfa MediaSuite provides Publishers with a single multi-media management interface that controls the distribution of digital assets to print, web, RSS, Podcast, audio, SMS and other channels. Browser-based single point management simplifies and enhances the speed, flexibility and control of data re-purposing.

With MediaSuite you only acquire and manage content once, for all your publications media and channels. All content is created and managed on a central server which automatically  re-purposes content for different channels and media.

alfa CTP Workflow Automation 
A full featured production system for the mid-size paper available on Mac OS-X and Windows.