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Ultimate releases IMPress for Chromapress 3.5

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

Montreal, Canada, September 14th 2004 Ultimate Technographics Inc, the leading imposition software developer and the inventor of digital imposition, is pleased to announced the release of the Macintosh Classic version of IMPress for Chromapress 3.5. The latest release ensures a smooth automated imposition workflow for Chromapress users.   IMPress for Chromapress 3.5 has a new and enhanced for Chromapress filter list, with the latest design and publishing applications supported, including Adobe CS Suite (InDesign3, Acrobat 6 Illustrator 11), QuarkXPress 6, Macromedia Freehand 11, Corel Draw 11, Framemaker 6 and several others…   IMPress for Chromapress is available for purchase by credit card online at directly from Ultimate for only US $750. The upgrade price also includes one year technical support.   IMPress for Chromapress history: IMPress was launched with the Chromapress in 1995 by Agfa. Over 1,000 copies of IMPress were shipped with the Chromasuite software DFE for the Xeikon digital presses sold under the Chromapress name by Agfa. Agfa sold its Chromapress division to Xeikon, which continued support for the Mac based Chromasuite. Xeikon also continued development of the new windows based DFE known as Intellistream, which also includes IMPress. The sales and marketing effort behind Chromapress in turn passed to MAN Rolland in a joint effort with Xeikon outside of North America. In North America it was taken up by Canopy, a joint venture with Prime Source.   After the reorganization of Xeikon into Xeikon International, a subsidiary of Punch International, support for the Mac based DFE was dropped. There are today, however, still hundreds of Chromapress and Chromasuite installations in production. To meet the needs of these users it was agreed between Xeikon International and Ultimate Technographics that Ultimate would provide an upgrade to users directly. This upgrade of IMPress has been tested and certified by Xeikon International. See Ultimate at GraphExpo 2004, located in both 5466

 

 

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