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RR Donnelley Selects KPG RealTimeProof To Power Sharestream Online Proofing Solution

Friday, June 11, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA — RR Donnelley’s new ShareStream soft proofing solution is powered by Kodak Polychrome Graphics’ (KPG) RealTimeProof technology, a 2003 GATF InterTech award winner. According to RR Donnelley, RealTimeProof was selected because it features the most advanced online proofing capabilities that would meet its customers’ needs. The resulting solution, ShareStream, enables RR Donnelley’s customers to have seamless, efficient and color accurate monitor-proofing workflows. RR Donnelley worked closely with KPG to develop the new offering using RealTimeProof Partner. RealTimeProof Partner is a scalable, fast, web-based, full-resolution image streaming and proofing engine that can integrate seamlessly into any type of digital solution, such as digital asset management systems, job tracking or workflow management applications. “RR Donnelley customers will experience greater levels of efficiency and collaboration by using RealTimeProof as a part of the ShareStream solution,” said Ari Briggs, Director, International Sales and Business Development, RealTimeProof Products. “RR Donnelley’s selection of RealTimeProof is an important step in the advancement of online proofing for customers around the world.” “RealTimeProof is a superior technology, fitting the rigorous requirements we developed from our experiences with customers,” said RR Donnelley’s Daniel Taylor, Director of Digital Asset Management. “This technology allowed us to integrate our MediaCompass workflow and digital asset management tools with soft proofing, and it provided a platform to help us achieve our landmark SWOP certification for ShareStream.” ShareStream enables customers to view and collaborate on creative concepts, photography, and image retouching in a controlled, color-managed environment. For customers, this merges the convenience of on-screen proofing with the consistency of hard copy proofs. RR Donnelley’s ShareStream solution is integrated into its MediaCompass workflow and digital asset management tools resulting in a seamless workflow, time and cost savings – with improved quality. RealTimeProof is the leading suite of web based proofing solutions providing accurate image quality for monitor and remote proofing. Using breakthrough patented streaming technology, Pixels on Demand, gigabytes of high-resolution files can be viewed in seconds, even over a dial-up connection. Users need only a web browser on a Mac or PC and a free downloadable plug-in to proof their original files from anywhere, at any time. The GATF InterTech award winning RealTimeProof technology is the standard for online proofing in major workflows and is now integrated in workflows from Heidelberg, EFI, Esko-Graphics and Artwork Systems.




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