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Allegra Network Reaffirms RIPit CtP and OpenRIP Symphony Workflow as Solutions of Choice

Friday, September 15, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

September 14, 2006 - Citrus Heights, CA - RIPit Computer Corp., the primary workflow and CtP provider to the majority of quick printers and franchises in North America, announces that Allegra Network, one of the world's largest printing franchises offering digital color and traditional printing, graphic design, complete bindery and finishing, and more; has again selected RIPit's Pro Poly CtP and OpenRIP Symphony workflow as solutions of choice for all of its print centers using offset presses. Tim Wood, Vice President, Technology, Allegra Network says, "We have been using and recommending RIPit technology for 9 years now. Since 1996, RIPit solutions have passed our rigorous testing and have proven to be among the best products on the market, especially for small to mid-sized quick printers. RIPit has been constant in enhancing its products, continuously adding features and functionality that makes it stand out above other products available; especially at its price point." Wood adds, "RIPit is also a great company to work with from a support standpoint. Their systems are unique, plus, their equipment lasts. RIPit technologies help keep our franchises ahead of the competition." "We are pleased to continue to serve such a prominent quick printing franchise as Allegra Network, and are proud that all of our products continue to be highly recommended to the numerous Allegra Network locations all over North America," says RIPit Founder and CEO Wayne Wasulko. "Allegra Network franchises exemplify the types of sites this company builds our OpenRIP and CtP technologies for; we couldn't be happier that they continue to remain a satisfied and loyal customer." The Pro Poly 300 In-Line [portrait format] CtP System allows you to take control of your customers' digital files and output high resolution polyester plates, film and color accurate proofs. RIPit 300 In-Line CtP Systems are driven by OpenRIP Symphony, featuring an award winning workflow that dramatically increases prepress production and allows you to drive every device in your shop. 300 CtP Systems integrate a SpeedSetter 300 or 300x2 imagesetter, a custom bridge and a hinged Vastech plate processor. RIPit Pro Poly CtP Systems are also available in a 2-Up landscape format. OpenRIP Symphony is a state-of-the-art software RIP built on RIPit's award-winning, core technology. In addition to driving over one hundred output devices, such as imagesetters, platesetters, laser printers, inkjet printers and plotters natively; it can also control a wide range of PostScript and TIFF-in devices, including digital copiers and digital presses from a single interface. OpenRIP Symphony features the Adobe PostScript 3 interpreter for the highest level of compatibility with modern graphics applications. It integrates scanning, trapping, proofing, and imposition in a single package, and provides those features to any output device that can accept PostScript or TIFF files. OpenRIP Symphony automates screening settings, trapping, plate templating, imposition (including crop marks, registration marks, color bars, and page information) and application of linearization and dot gain compensation. Once the customer has applied any number of standard workflow profiles, or Print Queues, in OpenRIP Symphony; any number of jobs can go through the same workflow processes (depending on Queue chosen). Available features for OpenRIP Symphony include: Monitor Preview, RasterView, AdvancedScan scan to plate, KOOLKolor Inkjet Proofing, In-RIP Trapping with TrapZone, StripRITE Raster Imposition, PerfectBLEND hybrid screening technology, OpenRIP Remote RIP control, ExportProof soft proofing, CIP3 Support and more. The newest version of OpenRIP Symphony includes a "Simplified Color Management" feature; Preflight enhancements; TIFF Input; and a greatly expanded set of PerfectBLEND AM/FM hybrid screening choices for offset printing as well as enhanced features specifically designed for flexographic printing applications.




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