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New Heidelberg MetaDimension Utilizes Enfocus Software PitStop PDF Technology

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Gent, Belgium & Heidelberg, Germany - August 23, 2001 - Enfocus Software and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG ("Heidelberg") today announce that Heidelberg's new RIP and workflow solution MetaDimension optionally includes powerful Enfocus PitStop PDF preflighting and correction technology. A new version of MetaDimension 2.5 utilizing Enfocus PDF technology will be showcased by Heidelberg at the upcoming PRINT '01 trade show, September 6-13 in Chicago. This latest announcement extends the relationship between the two companies to develop solutions customized to Heidelberg's workflow systems. The goal of which is to offer a variety of enhancements to end-users for streamlining the creation of print-production-ready PDF files. Peter Camps, Enfocus CEO states that "Enfocus' relationship with Heidelberg has been very positive and we look forward to continuing our cooperative efforts to move toward fully-integrated digital print-production workflows in the graphic arts markets." "With MetaDimension customers can create their individual PDF workflow to their needs thanks to its modularity. Together with Enfocus technology it provides an extremely robust and complete PDF solution," said Axel Zoeller, new VP Product Management Workflow at Heidelberg. "We have been very successful working with companies such as Enfocus to enhance our development efforts. Our goal is always to give the customer the most benefit from these cooperations." MetaDimension, the new RIP and workflow solution from Heidelberg, significantly enhances the productivity of PDF workflows. This is accomplished first by using the preflight and auto correction capabilities of PitStop Professional as well as the more automated workflows provided by the hot folder setups in PitStop Server. In addition, PitStop Professional is used to provide interactive editing capabilities to the PDF file itself, creating a complete and fully functional PDF workflow. Both, PitStop Server and PitStop Professional are available as an option with MetaDimension.

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