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ECRM To Demonstrate The MAKO NEWSmatic HS At IFRA Expo

Press release from the issuing company

TEWKSBURY, MA -- September 10, 2008 -- ECRM will be showcasing its latest high speed, fully automated Violet CTP technology at IFRA EXPO 2008 from 27-30th October. The MAKO NEWSmatic HS plus will be exhibited for the first time ever in an online configuration with the new AZTEC 65 News Processor from Heights. Designed to specifically meet the high quality, increasing volume and, fast turnaround production needs of small to medium sized newspaper publishers around the world, the speed and flexibility of the MAKO NEWSmatic HS plus makes it an ideal solution for the high throughput of newspaper plates. ECRM will exhibit in stand #8396 at the show. For more information, go to www.ecrm.com.  

ECRM Quote

Were looking forward to demonstrating the MAKO NEWSmatic HS plus in an online configuration with the new AZTEC 65 News Processor from Heights at IFRA Amsterdam, notes Derek Sizer, Vice President, Eastern Hemisphere Business, ECRM. It will provide us with the ideal forum to demonstrate how ECRM has set a new standard in violet CTP technology for the mid-sized newspaper industry and, how this is one of the most versatile systems available today.

Visitors will be able to see firsthand how the plate handling performance alone means that we have more than doubled its capacity. We can now produce up to 100 panorama plates per hour at 1016 dpi. The use of a significantly enhanced optical system with the latest violet laser technology means that the MAKO NEWSmatic HS plus produces optimum quality results and deals directly with quality issues associated with larger circulations and increased advertising.

MAKO NEWSmatic HS Optimizes Plate Handling

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 system provides dramatically increased speeds and optimized plate handling performance, producing up to 155 Berliner plates per hour and up to 100 panorama plates per hour at 1016 dpi.

In addition to providing all of ECRMs benchmark qualities including a small footprint, easy installation, simple-operational approach and, lowest cost of ownership in the industry, the MAKO NEWSmatic HS plus also offers a significantly enhanced optical system through its use of the latest 120 mw violet laser technology. This future-proof design allows for a smooth transition to violet chemistry-free plate technology when available. It can accommodate the widest range of web widths up to a maximum format of 635mm x 927mm (25" x 36.5"), ideal for high plate volume newspapers and printers with presses using Berliner through double wide plates.

ECRMs Fastest Newspaper Platesetter

Operating in normal daylight conditions the MAKO NEWSmatic HS plus is the fastest of an extensive range of Semi and Fully Automatic Newspaper CTP systems from ECRM that can handle a range of plate sizes up to 824 x 1143 mm.  And, to increase flexibility, eight resolutions can be configured ranging from 1016 to 2540dpi as well as three anamorphic resolution settings (1016 x 2032 dpi, 1200 x 2400 dpi, and 1270 x 2540 dpi).

ECRMs patented FleXarm slip sheet removal system brings automation to smaller and medium-sized newspapers. Sensors track slip-sheets through pick-up, removal and disposal using patented slip sheet compacting technology - ensuring fast throughput and superior reliability. You can see a video of the MAKO NEWSmatic HS plus by visiting the ECRM website (www.ecrm.com) and clicking on the video channel.