Kodak Polychrome Graphics Selects Ultimate Technographics On-Q Server
Wednesday, September 05, 2001
Montreal, Canada, September 4th, 2001 - Ultimate Technographics, the renowned inventor of digital imposition, announces that Kodak Polychrome Graphics has selected the On-Q Server as the prepress workflow solution that will drive the system demonstrating the new DryView film at KPG booth 5723 at Print 01 in Chicago. Ultimate’s On-Q Server is an integrated prepress workflow offering automated OPI, trapping and imposition control from a single client interface. Users define preferences for various print queues and then access them from a ‘chooser’ - just like a laser printer. Ultimate On-Q Server’s most powerful advantage is its ability to integrate into a "mixed hardware" environment with complete compatibility. On-Q can easily integrate in environments where, for example, the user workstation might be a Mac while the server is NT, and multiple output devices ranging from inkjet printers to CTP systems are in operation. It allows remote access, eliminates network traffic and frees the client workstation for optimum productivity. The On-Q Server is an ideal alternative for prepress and print shops that cannot cost-justify expensive proprietary workflow systems. "The purpose of the On-Q server is to combine and automate prepress processes such as OPI and trapping, and simplify the imposition interface so less training is needed," says David Watson, Ultimate’s President and CEO. "The goal of our customers is to be able to output film and plates with the highest level of productivity. As a founding member of CIP3 (now CIP4), we offer On-Q as a complete Imposition-Trapping-OPI integrated solution into any environment, including proprietary systems such as Prinergy, Brisque and Apogee.", adds Watson. As a proud recipient of the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, Kodak DryView Recording Film, distributed exclusively by Kodak Polychrome Graphics, offers the performance of a top-quality conventional film but in a chemical-free imaging environment. Not only beneficial to the environment, DryView Recording Film requires less attention and expertise to achieve similar performance as top-quality conventional films. Tony Moprella, US & C Marketing Manager, Film Systems at KPG adds: "As you will see at our booth, DryView and DirectPrint are high quality film and plates designed with convenience in mind. No chemicals to mix, no processors to clean and no worries about environmental controls. The Ultimate products make a great compliment to this package, with easy to use workflow software which allows end-users to quickly and effortlessly get work out."