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Dalim Software donates DALiM TWiST to the Department of Graphic Communications at Clemson

Thursday, October 02, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

Chicago, IL, USA – Dalim Software and the Department of Graphic Communications at Clemson University today announced that the school has installed DALiM TWiST for use by students in the school’s curriculum. The donated software will be used to instruct third and fourth years students how state-of-the-art workflow software is used to automate the production of print. With 450 students, the Department of Graphic Communications at Clemson University is one of the nation’s largest programs dedicated solely to print production. The program borrows the best from traditional industrial education, wherein lie its roots, and it takes the best from the most modern technologies, which are essential to an appropriate preparation of young professionals. The department’s mission is to develop dedicated, practical problem solving people for the printing, publishing, imaging, packaging and allied industries. It reflects Clemson University’s implementing concepts on technology, and ‘distinctiveness of the undergraduate program through individual mentoring and extensive opportunities for internships’. The industry’s most open, flexible and highest productivity digital workflow, DALiM TWiST is an intelligent digital workflow software solution handling a wide range of complex production tasks automatically. TWiST eliminates many manual tasks including preflighting, trapping, proofing, and generates output files such as PDF, PS and TIFF-IT. Event-driven reactions can be triggered and determined by a variety of options such as file origin, naming conventions, or absence or presence of certain data such as text or images. Prepress operations using DALiM TWiST report greater productivity and lower costs. With the assistance of upcoming training from Blanchard Systems, Dalim Software national reseller, the Graphic Communications Department will incorporate DALiM TWiST for use by junior and senior students as part of a complete three-course program, part of the required undergraduate curriculum: • Commercial Printing: Students will use established DALiM TWiST workflows to learn how to interact with workflow software to complete typical printing tasks such as preflighting, trapping, softproofing, checking/editing resultant PostScript files, and creating files for output to a press. Projects are printed and finished. • Flexographic Printing: Students will work with DALiM TWiST to understand how workflow software can be used to accomplish every-day converting tasks such as preflighting trouble files and building adequate traps for packaging. • Current Developments and Trends in Graphic Communications: Students who have taken the above two prerequisites will develop their own workflows from scratch, connecting tools into a functioning production path. Completed files will be sent to a color proofer for review. “Our program believes in the complete education of the print process, from prepress through press and finishing. If you work in prepress, you’d better understand how it affects the press. These three courses embody all that the students have learned and enables them to put it together in practice,” comments Dr. John M. Leininger, Professor, litho, digital imaging, professional, research, binding, inks and substrates. “We also believe in providing a sound foundation in digital technology. We are grateful to Dalim Software’s support. It is likely many of these students will be placed in front of a workflow solution like DALiM TWiST when they join the real world. “Dalim Software understands that the effective use of innovative technologies in a curriculum better prepares students for the environments they will likely face in the near future. We respect the work that Clemson University’s Graphic Communications Department does, and know they will make good use of DALiM TWiST,” remarks Carol Werle, CEO of Dalim Software. ”We look forward to the time when they may be able to initiate research studies using DALiM TWiST as an empirical tool.”




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