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Creo Highlights Thermal Plate Flexibility at IfraExpo

Press release from the issuing company

IFRAEXPO 2003 LEIPZIG, GERMANY -- October 13, 2003 -- Creo Inc. is showcasing the wide range of plates available for its Trendsetterr NEWS newspaper platesetter at IfraExpo 2003, from October 13 to 16 in Leipzig, Germany. Bringing the quality and speed of thermal imaging to newspaper printing, the Trendsetter NEWS device can now image plates from five different manufacturers. Creo is dedicated to qualifying digital media for use on all its CTP imaging devices. The Creo stand at IfraExpo features the ThermalNews plate from Kodak Polychrome Graphics. Also at the show, Fujifilm is announcing the LH-NN photopolymer no-pre-heat plate for thermal newspaper printing. Creo Quote... "Fujifilm's decision to launch a thermal newspaper plate is a harbinger of the rapid progress being made in the development of newspaper-specific thermal plates. We expect to see additional announcements as the JANPS newspaper exposition in Tokyo approaches. Newspapers using the Trendsetter NEWS thermal platesetter enjoy daylight operation, reduced environmental impact, and the unparalleled process control of SQUAREspot imaging," says Neil McLean, Creo director, Newspaper Market. "Creo continues to place a high priority on testing, qualifying, and supporting media from industry-leading third-party manufacturers." Trendsetter NEWS Installs... The Trendsetter NEWS also images waterless CTP plates from Toray for use on the KBA Cortina newspaper press. Two Trendsetter NEWS platesetters have been installed at reiff zeitungsdruck in Offenburg, Germany, for use with their waterless Cortina and satellite-type KBA Commander press.