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Rochester Democrat & Chronicle Installs Ink Presetting Soft Proofing

Press release from the issuing company

March 18, 2002, Rolling Meadows, IL – The Rochester (NY) Democrat & Chronicle, a Gannett owned newspaper, replaced their legacy Parascan system with Monotype Systems’ (MSI) Ink Presetting and Soft Proofing using MSI’s PrintExpress CPM solutions. The Ink Presetting module calculates ink coverage from high resolution bitmaps and outputs to press control systems or by creating CIP3/CIP4 preview files. MSI developed a custom MAN Roland interface to download CIP3 files to the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle PECOM Press Control System. In addition to supplying the custom MAN Roland interface, MSI replaced the Parascan Visualiser terminals in the pressroom with PrintExpress CPM Soft Proofing terminals. PrintExpress is a distributed client/server output management system using standard platforms and standard TCP/IP communication protocols. A typical system is comprised of a number of modules providing functions such as RIPping, Remote Printing, Page Pairing and Page Traking all in one box, the “Box that Rock’s.” For maximum performance and reliability, PrintExpress runs on SUN Microsystems platforms providing automatic failover and disaster recovery to ensure full system integrity in the event of a hardware failure. The Rochester Democrat & Chronicle is an original MSI PrintExpress customer that just completed an upgrade to the latest Release of PrintExpress CPM s/w which allows them to integrate any of MSI’s current PrintExpress features. PrintExpress output workflow systems are installed in over 150 major newspapers in 13 countries worldwide.