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Agfa Monotype Licenses Screening Technologies to Lucid Dream Software

Press release from the issuing company

WILMINGTON, Mass. & HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill.- Feb. 14, 2002--Agfa Monotype Corporation, a worldwide developer of color and font technologies, and Lucid Dream Software, Inc., a major provider of workflow tools for the prepress and printing industries, have announced that Lucid Dream has licensed Agfa Monotype's color screening technologies. Lucid Dream will integrate the screening capabilities as part of a software upgrade that provides customers with 1-bit TIFF connectivity options. "To allow our Delta RIP customers the ability to connect to a variety of output devices, we recently added support for 1-bit TIFFs to TIFF/ITflow, our product that enhances productivity on these RIPs,'' said David Lewis, president of Lucid Dream Software. "Support for 1-bit TIFF entailed the implementation of screening technology. After evaluating numerous options, we chose Agfa Monotype because it offered the highest quality supercell solution.'' "Our screening software, based on patented, high-end technologies from Agfa Corporation, are well known in the graphic arts industry for producing exceptional color reproduction,'' said Ron Iversen, general manager of Agfa Monotype's color group. "With Lucid Dream's added support for 1-bit TIFFs, a more flexible workflow opens up for many of Lucid Dream's customers. A built-in benefit of high-quality screens is now part of this workflow.'' TIFF/ITflow Lucid Dream's TIFF/ITflow, the premier software tool for producing digital data for distribution using the Delta RIP, is the company's first product that integrates Agfa Monotype's screening technologies. TIFF/ITflow allows for file conversion from the Delta RIP format to a P1-compliant TIFF/IT format. TIFF/ITflow is available immediately from Lucid Dream and can be purchased as an upgrade for Delta RIP version 4.2 and subsequent releases.