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After Just 6 Years, Creo Produces 7000th Brisque

Press release from the issuing company

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--Feb. 19, 2002--Creo Products Inc. is pleased to announce the production of the 7000th Brisque workflow which is scheduled for installation next month. This important milestone was achieved in just six years since the powerful prepress workflow was introduced. With the largest installed base of any single workflow in the industry, Brisque serves large and small customers on six continents. Introduced in 1996, Brisque workflow quickly gained favor as users discovered the product's stability, flexibility, superior quality, and productivity. The Brisque workflow family automates the tools, operation and processes in prepress while leaving control in the hands of the user. An additional 6,000 systems based on the Brisque architecture and adapted to other products such as the PS/M workflow are also installed worldwide. Brisque: The leader in prepress workflow "We are extremely proud to announce the 7000th Brisque system,'' said Barry Quart, Creo director of commercial and publication workflow. "This is a significant achievement for Creo and the Brisque team and confirms the position of Brisque as the indisputable leader in prepress workflow systems. As we move into the future, the Brisque workflow is an integral part of Creo's Networked Graphic Production initiative,'' Barry continued. "We have recently introduced Synapse InSite software for Brisque that brings creative professionals, print buyers, publishers, and printers together through the Internet, enabling them to communicate and collaborate in real time. With tools like these, printers are reducing cycle times, minimizing errors on press, and delivering quality printing faster.'' As a component of Networked Graphic Production, Brisque workflow will be part of the network that links a printing plant's business systems with its prepress production systems. Easy information exchange between the systems helps printing business run more effectively by fine-tuning functions such as estimating, billing, inventory management, and scheduling. Most powerful Brisque ever "The latest version, Brisque4, features high performance, flexibility and openness to all standard file formats, including PDF,'' says Marc Mascara, Brisque product manager. New features include regional versioning that allows the designer to create and manage multiple versions of jobs for language or regional localization. Brisque4 uses the new Performance Series line of IBM desk side units. The Performance Series Sixt leads this new class of Brisque platforms, featuring six Power3 668 MHz RISC processors and uses IBM's innovative new copper chip technology. Brisque4 offers enhanced Multi Device Support that allows it to drive up to eight devices while simultaneously RIPing files. A powerful workflow family The Brisque family is comprised of the Brisque Entro, Brisque Pro, Brisque Impose, and Brisque Pack workflows. All Brisque solutions, beginning with the most basic configuration, fully automate the prepress workflow through a flexible Job Ticket process. The Brisque family outputs to Dolev imagesetters, Lotem and Trendsetter platesetters, and third-party platesetters using Screen2Go, PDF2Go, Export PS, Impo2Go, TIFF-IT, and CT/LW file formats. See the Brisque family demonstrated at the Creo booth (Hall 4, Stand 650) at IPEX 2002 in Birmingham, UK from April 9-17.