HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL. June 18, 2001-Lucid Dream Software, Inc., developer of the TIFF/ITflow and DCSflow software solutions, announces a key product for Delta users who want to extend their ROOM workflow and increase their customer base. PDFflow(TM) extends the ROOM workflow to the PDF world, making it possible for Delta users to create PDF files from ripped Delta List files for the first time.
"Delta users can now send their ripped, trapped jobs to PDF-based workflows such as Prinergy or Apogee," says David Lewis, president, Lucid Dream Software. "When combined with our TIFF/ITflow and DCSflow software solutions, PDFflow makes the perfect addition for a Delta digital ad distribution toolkit."
Lucid's specialized conversion takes data straight from the Delta List and converts the job into Adobe's PDF 1.3 file format. Spot colors are correctly converted to DeviceN color space in the PDF, allowing for correct composite or separated output of the PDF, as well as correct preview in Acrobat 4.0 or later. Optionally, Delta trapping may be included or removed during PDF creation. The PDF is raster PDF, so there are no issues with missing fonts, disappearing overprints, or incorrectly rendered objects. Lucid's special coding technique substantially reduces file size compared to full resolution PDFs created from Delta by our competitors, while using completely lossless compression. The resulting PDF file fully conforms to the 1.3 specification, with no Acrobat plug-ins or proprietary software needed to view or output the files.
PDFflow runs on the same workstation as the Delta RIP, and is called automatically by the Delta PrintManager to provide immediate conversion of Delta jobs. PDFflow can also be run manually to convert existing archived Delta jobs.
PDFflow is available immediately from Lucid Dream Software, Inc. or Heidelberg USA Inc. A PDF/X version will be available this summer. Interested resellers and consultants are welcome to inquire about becoming a Lucid Dream Software, Inc. dealer
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