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Hughes Integrated installs Esko Graphics CDI Spark flexo platesetter

Press release from the issuing company

Vandalia, OH – April 6, 2004 - Esko-Graphics announces that Hughes Integrated, Inc., a Plainwell, Michigan based tradeshop, has successfully installed an Esko-Graphics CDI Spark XT 25 platesetter. The CDI Spark XT is the latest member of Esko-Graphics’ award winning CDI flexo platesetter family. CDI Spark XT images digital photopolymer plates in sizes up to 48” x 35” – the most popular flexo plate format. The CDI Spark XT features a long-life, low maintenance fiber laser and the 8 beam optical system that is used with CDI PowerBeam models. CDI Spark XT is delivered with a built-in plate loading/unloading table and with EasyClamp to easily load and securely hold down plates up to 6.35 mm thick on the drum. In looking for a digital platesetter, Hughes required a product history of proven, repeatable quality, an existing system of quality assurance, and cost-effective pricing. Their decision to partner with Esko Graphics was due to the company’s ability to introduce innovative ideas to the marketplace, along with a progressive CTP upgrade path to accommodate customer demands. Hughes selected the CDI Spark XT based on its track record and laser technology. “The CDI installation was very smooth. Esko-Graphics’ support went beyond our expectations. Their responsiveness has been great,” notes Bill Amsbury, Hughes Director of Operations. “Their Flexo Implementation Quality (FIQ) training provided a clear, efficient path for our digital plate production.” “Esko Graphics has delivered what they promised. We’re very pleased with our decision to partner with them as we integrate the production of digital photopolymer plates with our other product offerings,” comments Robert Hughes, president of Hughes Integrated, Inc. For more information about Hughes, visit its Web site, www.hughesintegrated.com.