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Ultimate and CreoScitex Introduce Ultimate InSpire for Spire Color Servers

Press release from the issuing company

Vancouver, BC, CANADA (April 11, 2001) - The Print-On-Demand Systems Group of CreoScitex a division of Creo Products Inc. (NASDAQ: CREO; TSE: CRE), and Ultimate Technographics announce the release of Ultimate InSpire, a special, stand-alone software tool for the creation of custom imposition templates on Spire color servers. The Spire color server was the first system to offer built-in variable imposed data. Incorporating the powerful Ultimate imposition engine, Spire color servers enable automatic, post-RIP page assembly to imposition layouts on-the-fly during printing. Spire's easy-to-use imposition tool contains preset imposition templates and enables last-minute changes without the need to re-RIP. The new Ultimate InSpire tool adds the option to create customized imposition templates, using a friendly and straightforward user interface. Based on the template builder of the powerful Ultimate Impostrip imposition tool, Ultimate InSpire will be sold directly by Ultimate for use with Spire color servers. The application includes Origami, which allows the on-screen viewing of fold lines, and automatically adds crop marks, fold marks and control strips, if needed. "The Spire color server offers an innovative digital front end solution for on-demand printing," said David Watson, CEO of Ultimate Technographics. "Ultimate is happy to add our technology to that of CreoScitex in providing breakthrough imposition tools" Ultimate InSpire is currently in beta testing with commercial sales to begin in May 2001.

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