CRON-ECRM Introduces New CTP Platesetter Family to the North American Market
TEWKSBURY, MA—February 26, 2015—CRON-ECRM LLC, a newly formed joint venture of China’s Hangzhou CRON Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd, and ECRM Imaging Systems, today announced the availability in North America of the partnership’s new platesetter family. CRON-ECRM systems offer the marketplace versatility, while maintaining pinnacle-quality production (up to 400 lpi with 1,200 to 3,600 dpi resolution). Each system enables purchasers to tailor the speed, automation features, and imaging head preference (UV or thermal) to their specific productivity requirements (up to 96 diodes). The new CRON-ECRM platesetters are available immediately through CRON-ECRM and their North American dealer network.
CTP for the Choosing
In addition to choices of imaging heads (UV or thermal), CRON-ECRM also enables users to select productivity requirements by modifying the number of imaging diodes. Beginning with 16 diodes (in five different diode configurations), users can choose up to 96 diodes. The more diodes the faster the system images plates. Furthermore, by utilizing individual fiber coupled diodes, users are ensured of redundancy and will not face lost production in the event of a laser failure.
Users can also select their level of automation. These new platesetters can be configured for manual, semi-automatic and fully-automatic operation (single or multiple cassette), as well as online with an optional in-line punching system. CRON-ECRM offers an in-field upgrade path for your level of automation preferences.
It’s About What the User Wants/Needs
Rick Black, president and CEO, CRON-ECRM noted, "The prime objective of CRON-ECRM is to offer solutions that best fit each customers productivity wants and needs with the platesetting solution we deliver. By providing the market with selective feature options that better match each customer’s critical buying criteria, we can ensure greater user satisfaction, while certifying users are only paying for the solution they really need.
For more than four decades, ECRM has delivered some of the most reliable, cost-efficient, and quality-oriented solutions in the printing and publishing marketplace. Our new partnership provides a unique opportunity to take that reputation to the next level by establishing CRON-ECRM as the most user-oriented industry leader in the North American prepress marketplace."
In September of 2014, Hangzhou CRON Machinery & Electronics Co., Ltd, China’s largest CTP manufacturer, announced its entry into the North American graphic communications market by forming a joint venture company with ECRM Imaging Systems, a global leader in imaging technologies for the graphic communications industry. The company, CRON-ECRM LLC, is headquartered in Tewksbury, MA.
CRON-ECRM serves as the master distributor in North America for CRON CTP systems and Blackwood, a new line of offset printing plates manufactured in China. CRON-ECRM will also be a future center for the research and development of new, high-quality prepress equipment that will be distributed worldwide. CRON-ECRM will direct sales and service of CRON solutions and will partner with CRON in CTP development. The new venture will be key to completing a global strategy for distribution of high quality CTP solutions offering unique value to printers and publishers throughout the world.