RIPit’s Showcases SpeedSetter VM4 CtP Solution at PrintFest 2006

RIPit® Imaging Systems, Inc. RIPit Booth #531

Affordable, High-Quality Solutions Offered for Small- and Mid-Sized Printers

May 12, 2006 – Long Beach, CA (PrintFest 2006) – RIPit, the primary workflow and CtP provider to the majority of quick printers and franchises in North America, is showcasing an array of affordable, high-quality Computer-to-Plate (CtP) and RIP Workflow solutions here at PrintFest 2006 in booth #531.

PrintFest attendees have the opportunity to see RIPitʼs SpeedSetter VM4, violet metal, 4-Up CtP system; award-winning OpenRIP Symphony workflow; and the companyʼs popular in- line polyester platesetter solutions.

“We are very excited to show our latest and most popular CtP and RIP workflow solutions to PrintFest 2006 attendees,” says Wayne Wasulko, RIPitʼs President & Founder. “One of the reasons why weʼve been so successful is because weʼre focused on delivering the best solu- tions for small & mid-sized printers. We recognize that truly affordable, high-quality solu- tions will give them an edge in the marketplace. They need the most bang for the buck, and RIPit products are engineered specifically to give budget-conscious printers exactly that.”

Fast, Affordable, & Quality CtP Workflow can use a wide Variety of Plates with NO Consumables Contracts Required

The SpeedSetter VM4 is available as a complete, turnkey CtP system which also includes RIPitʼs powerful OpenRIP® SymphonyTM core RIP, including imposition and trapping; and economical options for proofing and screening. Customers can also add a photopolymer plate processor. The VM4 is available immediately for a starting price of $52,500. No consum- able contracts are required, and customers can choose from a variety of plates for use with the SpeedSetter.

SpeedSetter VM4 is the big brother to the original SpeedSetter VM, 2-Up Violet Metal CtP platesetter. The VM4 was engineered using the same design principles as those applied to the SpeedSetter VM, already a proven, simple to use, reliable, and low cost workhorse – but now in a larger, 4-Up+ format.


NEW: SpeedSetter VM-News Model

The SpeedSetter VM-News version allows for an even larger plate size (panorama) to accommodate most double truck web press plates used by many newspapers, and a lower operating resolution for additional productivity where higher linescreen work is not a re- quirement.

NEW: SpeedSetter VM-Plus

The SpeedSetter VM-Plus is the high productivity two-page version of the original SpeedSet- ter VM delivering 35 plates per hour at 2540 DPI for small format, high volume plate users.


Pro Poly In-Line CtP with OpenRIP Workflow

The Pro Poly 300 and 400 In-Line CtP Systems allow printers to take control of custom- ersʼ digital files and output high-resolution polyester plates, film and color accurate proofs. ProPoly CtP systems are driven by award-winning OpenRIP Symphony workflow that dra- matically increases prepress production. In addition to controlling close to one hundred im- agesetters, platesetters, printers, and plotters natively, OpenRIP can also control a wide range of PostScript and TIFF-in devices from a single interface. The 300 CtP Systems integrate a SpeedSetter® 300 or 300×2 imagesetter; the 400 CtP Systems integrate a SpeedSetter® 400 imagesetter, a custom bridge and a hinged vastech plate processor. RIPit Pro Poly CtP Sys- tems are also available in a 2-Up portrait format.


About RIPit

Since 1990, RIPit has been designing its imaging solutions to be customizable to suit a variety of prepress production environments worldwide. Today, RIPitʼs superior workflow and CtP solutions for the small to mid-size print shop are the choice of the majority of quick printers and franchises in North America. Award-winning, Adobe PostScript 3 RIP technol- ogy is the cornerstone of RIPitʼs unique line of hardware and software solutions.

For more information about RIPit visit:; email: or contact: 1-888-947-4748 in North America; 011-46-36-35 47 90 in Europe.

## ## ##

Media Contact:

Amanda Sandstrom Helene Smith Public Relations/HSPR +1 407.786.0050