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Heidelberg: Digimaster and NexPress Feature PDF Software - ImageSmart

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ORLANDO-Heidelberg is now making its latest version of ImageSmart(tm) software available with both the Digimaster( 9110 Network Imaging System and the NexPress(tm) 2100 digital  color production press  - reinforcing its commitment to enhance customers' workflows in both digital color and digital black-and white printing.  ImageSmart Document Mastering 2.0 software is a complete workflow package that is easy to use, featuring simple "point-and-click" and "drag-and-drop" functionality with a simple user interface for intuitive navigation. Employing the open-architecture, PDF-based software, users of both the Digimaster 9110 and NexPress 2100 systems can easily manage their documents in black-and-white jobs, color jobs, and combined jobs with color covers and inserts with black-and-white body pages. ImageSmart software and Heidelberg's digital color and digital black-and-white print systems combine to help customers maximize every part of the production process. "ImageSmart Document Mastering 2.0 software gives NexPress 2100 and Digimaster 9110 customers a total PDF-based workflow package that helps them increase productivity and profitability," said Len Christopher, director of worldwide market planning for NexPress Solutions LLC's Black and White Business, which markets products manufactured by Heidelberg's Digital Print Solution Center. "Customers can now save time and improve their workflow by managing jobs on both machines from a single location."  The software's centerpiece is the new SmartBoard(tm) software plug-in developed by Heidelberg, which enables a range of new functions to be completed within the ImageSmart Document Mastering software application. It provides full support of job tickets and enables users to easily change paper color or sizes within a document, update paper catalogs, specify finishing options such as stitching and bookletmaking, and import documents directly from the ImageSmart Document Library, which provides a secure storage area for electronic documents. ImageSmart Document Mastering 2.0 is part of Heidelberg's ImageSmart Workflow Suite, a product portfolio built on a scalable, truly open architecture and designed to improve digital printing workflow. ImageSmart software helps printers maximize their capabilities and provides powerful job submission and document mastering functions. ImageSmart Document Mastering 2.0 utilizes the industry-standard Adobe(r) Acrobat(r) 5.0 software. Software Solutions From Heidelberg In its booth at the Xplor 2001 Global Conference (booth #2642), Heidelberg also is demonstrating other key elements of its total workflow solution for the Digimaster 9110, which are designed to make the Digimaster more productive and profitable for customers worldwide: DataXceed(tm) is a turnkey software solution targeted toward the data center market. The software works seamlessly with the Digimaster to recognize and process virtually all of the popular file formats used in data centers in industry, administration, banks and insurance companies - enabling cost savings by pooling printing between functional departments. coXist(tm) software allows Xerox DigiPath and XDS job submission software users to reap the benefits of the Digimaster  9110 - without changing their existing setup. It helps protect customers' investments in job assembly and storage workflows by enabling users to add another printer without requiring additional equipment or training costs.