ECRM Previews CTP and Workflow Enhancements for Drupa 2008; Solutions Pave Way for Greener CTP Adoption
TEWKSBURY, MA—March 26, 2008—Following up on their new campaign to promote graphic arts professionals to conserve energy and be more aware of ecological benefits (announced in early February), ECRM today announced their line-up of CTP and workflow enhancements that will be showcased in their Drupa 2008 exhibit (May 29th to June 11th in Dusseldorf, Germany). Exhibiting in Hall 9, Stand C56, ECRM will showcase four new platesetter offerings enhanced with the aim towards developing more eco-friendly CTP prepress workflows. ECRM will be providing a technology demonstration of the new chemistry-free digital plate for violet platesetters from Agfa. The Azura V will be imaged and then run through a clean-out unit live in the ECRM stand. For more information about ECRM and their offerings, go to www.ecrm.com .
“The adoption of green technology is a function of both social and fiscal responsibility. Though we all strive for a cleaner environment, businesses must also protect the financial health of their operations,” notes Doug Barr, Vice President, Western Hemisphere Sales, ECRM. “Offerings that accomplish both are desirable. The future is chem-free violet CTP. Manufacturers, such as Agfa and Fuji, are already showing plates and are prepared for a 2008 launch, and we suspect there will be others.”
“We previously released a statement supporting the benefits and our support of chemistry-free plates in April 2006,” adds Derek Sizer, Vice President, Eastern Hemisphere Business. “Since then ECRM has anxiously awaited the release of viable plate products. We are very proud to be chosen by Agfa to provide customers with a technology demo of the new Azura V plate. Customers will be able to see the Agfa Azura V plate being imaged and then pass through a clean-out unit live in our stand. With this advance in violet plate technology, very soon customers will be getting all the advantages of chem-free technology without having to sacrifice throughput speed.”