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Ultimate Releases Full Plate 2.0 with Automated Ganging Workflow

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Montreal, Canada July 21, 2001 Ultimate Technographics today announces Full Plate version 2.0 introducing a higher level of job ganging automation. This new level of automation makes Full Plate an efficient solution for scatter proofing on large proofing devices. In prepress, Full Plate optimizes film or plate output devices by automatically "ganging up" multiple page sizes with or without imposition. Full Plate saves paper, film and proofing materials. Full Plates new flexibility Full Plate s new automated Hot Folder workflow enables mixing various sizes of PostScript & PDF files, as well as Impostrip signature files, on the same plate or same large proofing device. With version 2.0, users can simply drop all images or files in one folder and Full Plate will automatically fill up the selected printable area.       The printable area can now be customized allowing capstan filmsetters and large proofers to be used with more flexibility. New automatic job ganging and printing features in version 2.0 allow the user to select either a minimum percentage of media coverage, time waiting (for example 10 minutes), minimum number of pages or any combination of these to trigger Full Plate to automatically print. Full Plate interactive tools      Full Plate offers instant feedback, integrated viewing and document placement tools to insure that every square inch of film, plate and paper is used. Version 2.0 allows users to intervene manually with the plate on screen to add jobs or move images as desired with 100% precision using X-Y coordinates. Ultimate's Full Plate offers the necessary tools to handle the most complex jobs including: previewing and pre-flighting, document rotation, step and repeat, viewing in duplex mode, RIP only once, and even a special "Best Fit" calculator to automate the process.      Full Plate 2.0 upgrade is available for $275. US. Full Plate is available for both Mac and Windows NT. Release is scheduled for August 31st.Visit www.ultimate-tech.com for a free demo.