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Xinet Announces FullPress Version 11.0, PDF Workflows Easy and Hassle-Free

Friday, June 22, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

BERKELEY, Calif.-June 21, 2001--Xinet's FullPress Version 11.0 allows customers to use PDF in all types of production systems. FullPress, a powerful prepress server package, optimizes network performance by integrating file serving, print spooling, and OPI technology. Since the software's first release in 1995, Xinet engineers have sought ways to allow customers to incorporate the latest advances in print technology using the equipment they have today. FullPress 11.0 builds on this proven server technology by enabling PDF of all kinds to be used exactly as if they were a traditional image format. "FullPress 11.0 provides an automatic, server-based method for handling PDF files that allows users to choose the workflow that is best for them, and to use PDF in that workflow wherever it is appropriate,'' said Xinet CEO Scott Seebass. Place PDF Files in Layout FullPress 11.0 produces FPOs (for placement only images) with previews for any PDF file. This allows users to place PDF in layout applications without having to first create an EPS page from the file or manipulate the data in any way. When a user spools a file to the server, FullPress will resolve the FPO links, read the PDFs on the server and insert them into the PostScript stream. This PostScript can be fed to any existing output device. Create PDF files easily With FullPress 11.0, users can also easily create files PDF files on the server just by printing from any client. FullPress 11.0 includes this functionality out of the box -- and it works on all FullPress platforms: Sun, SGI, Mac OS X, and NT. These PDF files can be optimized for remote proofing and Web downloading or for high-level output. Moving PDF generation to the server saves time and allows workflow automation that is not possible with client-based solutions. FullPress 11.0 will be featured at Print '01 at McCormick Center, Chicago, Sept. 6-13, Booth No. 6464, and at Seybold San Francisco, Moscone Center, San Francisco, Sept. 25-27, Booth No. 3123. "As always with FullPress, the software is not forcing anyone into a particular workflow,'' Seebass said. "FullPress 11.0 is an example of how FullPress continues to evolve to meet the needs of the industry, providing a reliable, long-term investment to our customers.''




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