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Fujifilm Europe and LithoTechnics sign Metrix distribution agreement

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Press release from the issuing company

Mercer Island, WA – LithoTechnics, Inc., developer of Metrix, the intelligent, automated job planning and imposition system, announced today that it has entered into partnership with Fujifilm Europe to supply Metrix as an extension to Fujifilm's XMF suite of workflow solutions.

John Davies, Business Strategy Manager, Workflow, Fujifilm Europe, comments, "Fujifilm is always looking at ways to offer customers the opportunity to increase automation of their production processes. Metrix, when used in conjunction with XMF workflow, is the perfect tool to enable this. The combination of these solutions maximises pre-press productivity and efficiency, making it possible for printers to offer a more competitive service to their customers."

Metrix intelligently finds the most cost-effective printing method, press and sheet size before ranking the results by overall production cost, replacing an otherwise manual and time consuming process for printers. It also contains integrated support for XMF, so the JDF layouts created by Metrix flow seamlessly into Fujifilm's print production workflow.

"Metrix's potential return on investment for print service providers that manage high volumes of print jobs or production across multiple presses is obvious," continues John. "Automating the job planning process optimises production and guarantees time savings. And, as Metrix is a modular product, it gives printers the choice of only investing in the production capabilities that will add value to their specific business."

Rohan Holt, president of LithoTechnics adds, "Fujifilm is a key player in the workflow market and we are very proud to be partnering with them. As Metrix fits in so seamlessly with XMF, we are confident that this partnership will continue to grow as we develop these products even further in the future."


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