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Fusion Systems International Offers Free FirstPROOF Professional Demo Downloads

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

Portland, OR - Fusion Systems International, the leading developers of OS X and Unix-based RIP workflow solutions, announced immediate availability of Hamillroad Software’s FirstPROOF Professional on the Fusion Systems web-site. FirstPROOF is the leading prepress soft-proofing application for Harlequin RIPs and TIFF based workflows, and is available for both Mac and PC environments. Hamillroad Software, the world leader in Virtual-Dot Soft-Proofing Systems released FirstPROOF Standard / Professional V3.0, earlier this month. Fusion Systems International is an authorized Hamillroad Software OEM partner. “FirstPROOF has been a great soft-proofing solution for our many customers since it was first release. We are really pleased to be able to offer this latest version for downloading from the Fusion website”, comments Logan Herbert, Fusion Systems Business Development Director. “With over forty new tools and features, and the ability to Print what is viewed, Version 3.0 provides tremendous productivity gain for any Harlequin or 1-bit TIFF workflow production environment.” FirstPROOF Professional, Hamillroad Software’s high-end soft-proofing software, enables users of Harlequin or Adobe RIPs, to view and approve output prior to imaging. An extensive set of built-in production tools provide capabilities to soft-proof jobs from any licensed workstation prior to proof, film or plate output, to save valuable time and reduce or eliminate material waste. FirstPROOF 3.0 adds many powerful new tools and features to previous versions. Managers can now have the ability to create site and user accounts (to control what can be viewed, output, deleted, etc…), control the ability to Approve or Reject jobs (as well as outputting or deleting), and will benefit from substantially improved viewing and down-sampling speeds. Other additions include a Full Screen mode, a Hold Manager for the Harlequin RIP (which allows for selective Hold Mode on Page Setups), a View Selection tool (for easy viewing of pages in a flat) and much more. FirstPROOF Professional now provides the ability to ‘Print’ what is being viewed, to any printer accessible by the computer. As well as printing separations, progressives and composites, all the enabled tools are printed too, so one can produce a print showing areas that have max ink limit issues for example. A hard-copy content proof can be signed off and provided to the pressman for printing the job.




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