Peter Wilkens, ECRM VP worldwide marketing, says, "CTP is now the established production method for many medium and large printers. Our objective is to make it an affordable technology for all printers, even those who only make a few plates per week. The MAKO 8 is a fantastic option for printers looking to add another CTP device or replace aging imagesetters."
Also launched at drupa was the MAKO 4matic, an automated version of the successful MAKO 4 CTP system, aimed at small and medium sized commercial printers. Combining proven imaging technology with a straight-through plate path and end-to-end automation, MAKO 4matic aims to provide a simple transition to CTP, without compromising on quality, reliability or productivity.
"MAKO 4matic is the ideal replacement for aging imagesetter technology," Wilkens says. "Using proven technology, we have added simple, well-designed automation to deliver all the benefits of CTP to commercial printers at the lowest cost of ownership in its class."
The MAKO 4matic can accommodate plate sizes between 15.15" x 15.15" (385x385mm) and 25"x 36.5" (635mmx927mm).
ECRM also showed the Newsmatic CTP, a fully automated newspaper CTP systems aimed at the local and regional market, but with a speed of up to 80 broadsheet pages per hour, also puts it in the range for long run commercial work.