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Network PDF Announces FOLDRite

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

(Nashville, TN – May 19, 2008) – Network PDF, in collaboration with Finishing Experts Group, Inc., the creators of the GATF InterTech Award-winning FOLDRite system, announce the release of FOLDRite Template Master for Adobe InDesign CS2 and InDesign CS3. This exciting new software plug-in does something that has never been done before-it pushes proper file setup for folded materials upstream to the designer. The user must simply choose their folding style (one of 85 FOLDRite folds), enter the desired finished size or flat sheet size, and the template is instantly generated directly through InDesign. Templates are compensated for the folding process using FOLDRite's industry-approved compensation formulas, and come complete with fold marks in place and panel cues in the pasteboard.

"Adobe InDesign is a staple in the design workflow and we're excited to align with Network PDF to give our customers a quick and easy way to develop folded materials," said Michael Ninness, senior product manager for InDesign at Adobe. "Template Master will help InDesign users save time and costs during the design and print production processes."

Template Master was designed to solve a long-standing problem in the print industry-improper file set up for the folding process. Trish Witkowski, president of Finishing Experts Group, Inc. and creator of the FOLDRite System states, "Over the years, for lack of a better solution, printers have worked around the problem, fixing designers' files over and over in the background. It's a huge speed-bump in the production process. We knew we could greatly improve the way the process works, and we're very excited about the solution we came up with."

The paper industry is also pleased with the product. "Foldability is a critical characteristic of paper," states Daniel Dejan, North American ETC PrintCreative Manager, Sappi Fine Paper North America. "and great quality  and foldability of paper is diminished by poor production value, so we welcome FOLDRite's technology that further improves the finished product by making sure the file is set up correctly for the best possible result."

Launched in 2002 by Finishing Experts Group, Inc. (FEG), the FOLDRite system was the product of seven years of research. FOLDRite documents 186 folding styles in total and is the only brochure folding classification system in the industry today. In 2004, FEG launched www.foldfactory.com, a subscription-based online custom digital template creator. In 2004, FOLDRite was awarded the GATF InterTech Award for innovative excellence. In the years since, FEG has partnered with Network PDF to develop and market FOLDRite products for the graphic arts industry.

In addition to Template Master, FEG recently published A Field Guide to Folding, a 200-page reference manual with comprehensive folding information, and detailed information about the 85 folding styles that are offered in the Template Master software. A Field Guide to Folding, by Trish Witkowski, retails for $39.99 and is available through www.amazon.com and www.gain.net.

FOLDRite Template Master and A Field Guide to Folding are just two of the FOLDRite products planned for release in 2008. Network PDF will be announcing the relaunch of www.foldfactory.com at the HOW Design Conference May 19. The new foldfactory.com offers a community format, which will provide a place for designers and print professionals to discuss issues and share information, tools and resources through blogs, forums, a wiki-style article editor, a store, online surveys, and a folding fanatics page. A curriculum supplement for graphic arts educators, and a new education initiative are also up-and-coming.

"Education is an important element of FOLDRite" states Janice Reese, Executive Director of Network PDF, "We understand that there must be a foundation of resources that support these products to ensure that users are not just going through the motions, but that they are learning about what they're doing in the process."

FOLDRite Template Master was developed by Finishing Experts Group, Inc., in collaboration with Network PDF, Inc., and was engineered by Premedia Systems. Template Master retails for $399 and is available at www.networkpdf.com/foldrite. Interested parties may take advantage of the $100 discount introductory offer by visiting the link by July 31st to receive a special coupon code to use at checkout. A demo version of the software is also available at the link provided.

For more information about this product, to arrange an interview, or for OEM opportunities, please contact Janice Reese at 615-876-8738 or email her at janice@networkpdf.com




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