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CreoScitex VLF Trendsetter Features Advanced Technologies for Consistent, High Quality Imaging

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CMM 2001 Chicago, IL (April 23, 2001) - CreoScitex, a division of Creo Products Inc. (NASDAQ: CREO; TSE: CRE) is demonstrating SQUAREspot thermal imaging and Staccato™ stochastic screening on the CreoScitex VLF Trendsetter at the Converting Machinery/Materials Exposition International in Chicago from April 23-26. The VLF Trendsetter is the most widely used very large format imaging device in the world and with more than 500 installations worldwide, is rapidly becoming the standard in the graphic arts industry. The VLF Trendsetter delivers quality imaging to its users by incorporating CreoScitex SQUAREspot™ thermal imaging. This GATF InterTech Technology award-winning technology ensures top performance on press and lowers costs by cutting make-ready time and material waste. SQUAREspot™ eliminates variable dot gain by imaging precisely, consistently, and predictably, which results in increased productivity. VLF Trendsetters also employ a temperature compensation system that ensures precise fit and registration on press. Another technology that contributes to the superior process control of the VLF Trendsetter is CreoScitex's Staccato™ - a breakthrough in stochastic (FM) screening that combines the benefits of both stochastic and conventional screening. Staccato produces high-impact, artifact-free images that exhibit fine detail and low sensitivity to press misregistration. It effectively eliminates halftone screen moiré, gray level limitations, and abrupt tone jumps. Whether combined with CreoScitex or third party workflow software, the VLF Trendsetter is an unbeatable platesetting solution. "The VLF Trendsetter delivers plates with unmatched accuracy and repeatability," says Joe Luckett, Product Manager of the VLF Trendsetter. "The proven reliability of the CreoScitex VLF Trendsetter has been key for many of our customers. The VLF engineering team focuses on maximizing quality and press uptime."