TEWKSBURY, MASS -- April 8, 2008 -- ECRM announced today that it will be introducing its latest high speed, fully automated Violet CTP technology at NEXPO 2008. Showcasing the MAKO NEWSmatic HS plus for the first time in the Americas, ECRM will demonstrate how its new system has been designed to specifically meet the high quality, increasing volume, and fast turnaround production needs of small to medium sized newspaper publishers around the world.
In addition, ECRM announced a new extended warranty program that will be available for newspaper CTP systems sold after April 2nd. The extended warranty covers bumper-to-bumper parts for the complete ECRM platesetter for the first two years of ownership, and the laser for a full five years. For more information about ECRM and their offerings, go to www.ecrm.com.
-- The launch of this product in North America with the new extended warranty program coupled with the new Economic Stimulus Package passed by Congress and signed into law in February provides newspapers a unique nine month window in 2008 to significantly take cost out of their business, notes Doug Barr, Vice President, Western Hemisphere Sales.
-- The MAKO NEWSmatic HS plus sets a new standard in violet CTP technology for the mid-sized newspaper industry. The plate handling performance alone means that we have more than doubled the capacity of the original NEWSmatic and can now produce up to 150 plates per hour at 1016 dpi. This offers significant benefits to newspaper publishers dealing with higher volumes and faster turnaround times.
Benefits of MAKO NEWSmatic HS plus
In addition to providing a flexible, economic and extremely straightforward transition to unattended CTP for newspaper publishers, the new MAKO NEWSmatic HS plus offers an array of benefits:
-- This latest machine uses an upgraded optical system providing dramatically increased speeds;
-- To increase flexibility, eight resolutions can be configured ranging from 1016 to 2540dpi;
-- This fully-automated CTP device uses a patented FleXarm Slip Sheet Removal System which delivers full automation with proven reliability;
-- The NEWSmatic HS plus accommodates a wide range of web widths from Berliner up to a maximum format of 635mm x 927mm (25 x 36.5).
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