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Creo to demonstrate thermal CTP

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Creo will be demonstrating the Trendsetter NEWS thermal computer-to-plate (CTP) device at NEXPO 2005, the world’s largest annual newspaper exhibition and conference, being held in the Dallas Concention Centre from March 19-25.

More than 40 percent of CTP devices installed by North American newspapers are Creo Trendsetter NEWS.

Creo says newspapers of all sizes are choosing its thermal newspaper solutions to streamline production, increase print quality and dramatically reduce prepress costs.

The Honolulu Advertiser installed a Creo Trendsetter NEWS thermal CTP device to produce USA TODAY, the largest-selling daily newspaper in the United States. In each of the first three months of using Creo CTP to produce the newspaper, the printer ranked number one for print quality among the 36 USA TODAY print sites.

Creo thermal CTP features excellent process control, reduces the requirement for alignment, and provides the ability to print FM stochastic screening with Creo Staccato screening.

Every Creo thermal plate produced on a thermal CTP is a crisp, first-generation digital image with none of the variability of film processes or visible light CTP.

Creo provides a comprehensive set of workflow software to meet the demands of all newspaper printers. The functionality of the Prinergy Evo PDF processor provides the automation, speed, control and flexibility that allows newspapers to extend close times, easily handle last-minute changes, and output large numbers of pages.

This functionality is managed and co-ordinated within a Synapse NewsManager workflow to maximise end-to-end throughput and system availability.

The Prinergy Evo PDF processor, based on open standards including JDF, can be used either standalone or with Synapse NewsManager to deliver PDF creation, optimising, pre-flight checking, colour management and PDF rendering.

Delivering high performance, total automation and commercial quality processing, Prinergy Evo is an ideal solution for newspaper production.

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