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CreoScitex Insite Connects Packaging Converters & Customers Via Internet

Thursday, May 17, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

BEDFORD MA - May 16, 2001 -- CreoScitex(tm), a division of Creo Products Inc. (NASDAQ: CREO; TSE: CRE) demonstrated InSite, powerful Internet tools for Prinergy(tm) Powerpack, the innovative workflow for packaging prepress, at the recent Converting Machinery/Materials Exposition International in Chicago. InSite Internet Tools... InSite is an integrated suite of Internet tools that enables packaging printers/converters and tradeshops to provide their customers with the ability to submit compressed, encrypted files and forms via the Internet, check job status, perform remote proofing, approve or reject forms, and to submit change requests simultaneously over the Web. InSite significantly reduces the time it takes for packaging print buyers and tradeshops/printers/converters to proof, correct and approve a job. InSite allows customers to download a reduced resolution proof or a full resolution master for proofing, upload new or annotated files, and submit multi-file packages for prepress production. InSite also allows Prinergy Powerpack users to collaborate online by viewing the full resolution production data. Participants located anywhere in the world can simultaneously view files or forms, take measurements, annotate content, and view each other's annotations in real time and chat simultaneously. New Customized Converter Configurations... Prinergy Powerpack Converter is a workflow management system for printers or converters without in-house prepress operations. Typically, the converter is supplied with a production-ready PDF. Using the Quality Control Toolkit, the operator views the file with the actual dot shape, screening angle, trapping, and number of separation the exact file that will be exposed onto the media. The file is then stepped via an integrated step and repeat application, sent to a large format proofing device and finally to the computer-to-plate (CTP) device. Prinergy Powerpack (full version) is intended for printers/converters or trade shops with full prepress capabilities and a CreoScitex or third party output device. A single element file is brought into Prinergy Powerpack where it is refined to a production-ready digital master. During the refining process, any input file will be normalized to an Adobe(r) PDF file and then preflighted, color managed, and trapped to a production-ready PDF, called a digital master. Integrated step and repeat brings the CAD dieline into the workflow and enables accurate, just-in-time assembly. This full version of Prinergy Powerpack includes InSite, the suite of Internet tools.




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