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Heidelberg Introduces New Prinect Products for Use with CtP Systems for Small-Format Work

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

09/20/2006 -- Together with the Acrobat plug-in Prinect Imposition Editor, Prinect MetaDimension 52i software takes are of setting up and imaging imposed sheets. Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has introduced a special version of its Prinect MetaDimension RIP system for small-format work that can be combined with the new Heidelberg Suprasetter A52 CtP thermal imagesetter. Prinect MetaDimension 52i is also available for the Prosetter P52 violet CtP systems. Prinect MetaDimension 52i comes in a package with the new Prinect Imposition Editor for imposing PDF pages. That offers a comprehensive range of functions for setting up and imaging imposed sheets. "Many small print shop owners want a cost-effective means of achieving an integrated print shop workflow that uses cutting-edge technology to manage their standard processes efficiently, without all functions needing to be fully automated. Our new Prinect tools are the Heidelberg response to these customers’ needs," explains Jörg Bauer, Head of Prinect Product Management at Heidelberg. Like all Heidelberg RIPs, Prinect MetaDimension 52i too is based entirely on Adobe technology. As a result, it enables flexible import and output of PostScript and PDF documents. The user has a wide range of options, for example connections for true-color proofs on several inkjet proof printers, for trapping, color management, and generating CIP4 PPF data for presetting presses. As an alternative to the highly automated MetaDimension systems, this new version extends the range with an cost-effective and yet high-performance RIP designed specifically for small-format work. The Acrobat plug-In Prinect Imposition Editor offers the user a comprehensive selection of functions that can be used to imposition PDF documents in Acrobat. These include setting up the page format, various folding layouts, definitions for print sheets and paper formats, and also the handling of marks and information text. The imposition settings can be saved in JDF format and reused for reprints or as templates for new jobs. The Prinect Imposition Editor creates a fully imposed PDF sheet with all marks and information needed image plates using Prinect MetaDimension 52i. To further increase functionality and automation, this package can be enhanced with the Prinect Signa Station impositioning workstation, which ensures high throughput for all applications and formats.




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