— ECRM WorkMates NEWS is a complete truly-open newspaper workflow solution that allows publishers to process PDF PostScript TIFF PDF/X-1A PDF/X-3 EPS DCS or DCS2 files and is compatible with all standard models of prepress equipment;
— WorkMates NEWS comes standard with a Web Browser interface for publication planning template creation page monitoring viewing and proofing and is engineered to easily convert RGB to CYMK;
— For more information about ECRM WorkMates NEWS visit their booth at NEXPO (booth #2267) or is go to www.ecrm.com.
ORLANDO FLORIDA — April 19 2007 — ECRM today announced their plans to introduce WorkMates NEWS at the 2007 NEXPO trade show and conference. WorkMates NEWS is a complete truly-open newspaper workflow solution that allows publishers to process PDF PostScript TIFF PDF/X-1A PDF/X-3 EPS DCS or DCS2 files and is compatible with all standard models of prepress equipment. Working through hot folders or printing directly from the Apple or PC workstation production managers can ROOM (RIP Once Output Many) while effortlessly creating capturing and outputting production pages to either a platesetter or imagesetter. ECRM is exhibiting at NEXPO 2007 (being held at the Orange County Convention Center April 21-24 in Orlando) in booth #2267. For more information about ECRM and their offerings go to www.ecrm.com.
"ECRM WorkMates NEWS enables production managers to automate defined tasks accelerate productivity and instantly become compatible with desired file formats " notes ECRM Product Manager John Marzec. "WorkMates NEWS is also easily expandable inexpensive and user-friendly allowing for fast implementation. Automated PDF Workflows offer several production advantages. Traditionally files are received by the RIP converted to 1-bit TIFFs and processed to plates. With WorkMates NEWS newspapers will be able to capture the file in a PDF format impose RIP and proof as well as preview the file prior to imaging. This enables files on the RIP to be repurposed at a later date saving valuable time in deadline-sensitive operations."
About ECRM WorkMates NEWS
WorkMates NEWS is equipped with a Web Browser interface for publication planning template creation page monitoring viewing and proofing. WorkMates NEWS s unique Pixel-on-Demand soft-proofing of ROOMed files allows for verification of content and the increased certainty of proofs matching plates. And the WorkMates NEWS s Web browser GUI allows multiple operators to use the system without the expense of additional client licenses.
Built in pre-flighting catches and automatically fixes problems (i.e. hairlines) while JPEG files printed in separations can be output in CMYK. RGB files can be easily converted to CMYK using preset parameters or filtered out as errors and reported. With WorkMates NEWS users also have the option of separating spot colors into CMYK or output as spot separations.
ECRM Imaging Systems is a global leader in imaging technologies for the graphic communications industry. For over three decades ECRM has successfully applied a broad range of optical imaging laser and digital-electronic technologies to meet the business needs of its customers. The Massachusetts-based company has sold and supported more than 5 000 computer-to-plate devices and over 27 000 imagesetters in 110 countries around the world. ECRM s Tewksbury MA facility is ISO 9001:2000 certified and is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards in research and development design manufacturing service and support.
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