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Printel Installs Lucid Dream I-Trap Trapping Solution

Tuesday, October 22, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

First European Installation of Application-based Trapping Solution HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL, October 21, 2002- Lucid Dream Software, developer of the TIFF/ITflow and OnTimeProof software solutions, recently announced the first European application of its new raster-based, in-RIP I-Trap (TM) trapping solution at Printel, one of Croatia's largest sheet-fed printers. Easy to use and install, I-Trap speeds printing, increases productivity, and enhances quality at the 40-person print shop. "We switched to I-Trap from a popular application-based trapping solution because of I-Trap's speed, quality, and reliability, as well as its simple, visual set of trapping rules," says Marko Rakar, CEO, Printel. "I-Trap's fully automated workflow is more than sufficient for our commercial needs, although we also find its interactive trapping capabilities beneficial. What's more, it's error free. In hundreds of jobs and thousands of plates produced, we have yet to find a single incorrectly applied trap. Using a Harlequin (R) RIP with I-Trap is a high-end solution in a cost-effective package." Located in Zagreb, Croatia, Printel specializes in high-quality commercial printing. Typical accounts include automobile manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and financial institutions, as well as a broad range of industrial firms. Printel also works with museums and art galleries. Known for fast turnaround and high quality, it is the only ISO certified printer in Croatia and the only print shop in the country with fully implemented color management. I-Trap is the first major upgrade for Harlequin in-RIP trapping. The raster-based solution offers automated in-RIP and interactive trapping in an easy-to-use, off-the-shelf package. Ideal for all size print shops, I-Trap integrates easily within Harlequin workflow environments, has independent trap parameter settings, and features a Harlequin native interface. The plug-in works with virtually any vendor's ScriptWorks RIP and with both PostScript (R) and PDF workflows. The I-Trap Interactive Viewer lets users interact directly with trapping settings and quickly see the results. It includes a page manager, an information manager, a graphic configuration tool, and page preview. The "Trap on the Fly" feature allows users to quickly preview the results of their custom settings for all of the parameters including miter trapping, ink control behavior, trap widths, and image and gradient trapping. The I-Trap user interface is well-designed and easy to use. Lucid Dream also provides an easy-to-use import wizard for additional file formats such as TIFF/IT-P1, Heidelberg Delta, and others. I-Trap installs as an integral part of a Harlequin RIP on the PC platform. Additional platforms will be added in the future. I-Trap supports TIFF/IT-P1, ArtQuest, Heidelberg Delta, and Crescendo files. About Lucid Dream Software Lucid Dream Software, Inc., is a private, Illinois-based corporation. Lucid Dream provides industry-leading, vertical market software tools and solutions for the prepress and printing industries both in the retail market, with their line of Delta additions, and in the OEM market for several industry-leading prepress manufacturers. Its "dream team" developed the first desktop trapping solution called RIPLINK Trap in the 1980s. Since then, it has developed two additional mainstream trapping products. For more information about Lucid Dream products, contact Lucid Dream Software, 4570 Topaz Drive, Hoffman Estates, IL 60159. Tel: 847-202-8424. Fax: 847-202-9352. Or visit the company's Web site at www.luciddream.com or www.trapping.org for the main I-Trap site




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