BrisqueV4 Workflow Offers New Features Handling Multi-Version Files

Press release from the issuing company

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA -- March 12, 2002 -- Creo Inc. announces new features of the latest version of the Brisque workflow management system. BrisqueV4 workflow now handles job files with multiple version requirements. Ideal for jobs with as many as 10 different language or pricing versions, BrisqueV4 workflow supports variable data, eliminating the need to create separate files as independent elements. "Versioning directly affects processing time and bottom line costs," explains Marc Mascara, Brisque Product Manager. "This feature also minimizes the potential for any operator error." The feature is available as a Versioning XTension for QuarkXPress, or as a Brisque Versioning module. This feature enables users to combine separate versions of PostScript(r) or PDF files from different sources into a single prepress job. The user can preview, trap, proof and output all versions within the job selectively or simultaneously. BrisqueV4 workflow is a powerhouse of productivity, offering the ability to simultaneously drive multiple devices, including digital blueline proofers, Iris(r) contract proofers, computer-to-plate and computer-to-film devices. "BrisqueV4 means no waiting," says Marc Mascara. "Brisque saves the prepress department time and allows proofs to be made without jeopardizing deadlines for making plates." A single, multi-processor Brisque system, can independently process individual pages in parallel, regardless of their place in the imposition, and simultaneously sends the same imposed file to different output devices. Brisque Performance Series models exploit the full power of the latest AIX-based IBM(r) desk-side units, employing state of the art copper-chip technology.