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ECRM Imaging Systems

Aug 1, 2001 12:00 AM

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Consistent production of proofs and plates is a critical component to the success of any prepress operation. ECRM's DesertCat 88 provides the ideal solution, offering both 8-page and 4-page digital contract proofing and thermal platesetting from the same device and at a price you can afford.

The DesertCat 88 produces digital halftone proofs that replicate the actual dot shapes, structures and color densities that will appear on the final printed piece. When making proofs, the DesertCat images the proofing media one color at a time, to form a composite CMYK proof. This image is then transferred to the printing stock via a lamination process. The end result is a high quality digital halftone proof on the intended stock of the printed piece. The same DesertCat can then output plates, providing press operators with the highest degree of confidence that the final printed piece will be consistent with the proof shown to the customer.


MAXWorkFlow, together with the DesertCat or TigerCat, creates a complete turn-key digital CTP production system, perfectly matched for today's demanding commercial print environments. MAXWorkFlow allows users to create custom digital prepress workflows that streamline and add consistency to their CTP production.

MAXWorkFlow is a complete print management solution that can be customized to any production environment. It allows centralized control of every aspect of the prepress production process, monitoring jobs through a series of intelligent smart-scan folders. It harnesses the power of an ultra-fast PostScript Level 3 RIP with a drag-and-drop user interface that is unparalleled for ease of use, speed and productivity.

MAXWorkFlow forms the heart of your digital prepress operation. It enhances and streamlines your entire workflow, providing the digital link between your production system and your output devices. The combination of ECRM CTP solutions and MAXWorkFlow provides commercial printers and service bureaus with a powerful and cost-effective digital production management solution.


ECRM's TigerCat 4-page, visible-light platesetter delivers high levels of image quality, complete automation and daylight operation. The TigerCat is designed to combine user convenience with high performance up to 3556 dpi. The combination of high quality optics and simple plate loading/unloading optimizes quality and consistently delivers high throughput.

TigerCat operates in daylight using a light-tight cassette or automated plate feeder. Unmanned productivity is provided by direct integration into a digital workflow and direct connection to any suitable processor. TigerCat allows you to optimize your press productivity, keeping several different presses operating efficiently.

The TigerCat is built to be flexible, imaging a wide range of silver and photopolymer metal plates for 2-page and 4-page presses. With a selection of resolutions and choice of either a violet, green or red laser, the TigerCat can be configured for many different commercial applications.