Paul (Minn.) Pioneer Press; a second ExpressMaster 25 drum recorder
for the Daytona Beach News-Journal; ProofExpress for the Gary, Ind., Post-Tribune; ExpressMaster 4550 for the Beaumont (Texas) Enterprise; MGS3, two Sun Rip Express, Sun Sparc workstations, LaserPlex/IQ, Paper Master 600, ProofExpress and two ExpressMaster 4550s for Observer Publishing, Washington, Pa.; ProofExpress for the Stuart (Fla.) News; two Sun RipExpress, Sun Sparc workstations, two ExpressMaster 6000 drum recorders
with online processors and Monologic interface between RipExpress and two Autologic APS 108 imagers for the Dayton Daily News; Sun RipExpress, Sun Sparc workstation, ExpressMaster 4550, ProofExpress, and RIP and Color Central OPI spooler upgrades for the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph.
(Back at its own booth;Optronics showed the new Colorsetter 3000 drumless drum recorder
, in which the film is held in cylindrical form at the edges, creating a drum where none existed.
The announcement follows the unveiling of triple-I's 3850 Grafix Color Imager, a PostScript-compatible recorder designed to deliver deadline speed required by newspapers with quality that approaches that of internal drum recorders
using triple-I's registration punch to ensure accurate registration of color separations.
Fenaughty and Dahl explained that, while 3850-based imagers will not displace internal or external drum recorders
for finely screened, manually stripped work at trade shops or comparable in-house operations, those recorders' high overhead deny them the speed required for full-page pagination on newspaper deadlines.