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Fujifilm Announces Brisque Open Extender Certification for FINALPROOF

Press release from the issuing company

HANOVER PARK, Ill. (August 5, 2002) – Fujifilm announces that the Creo Brisque workflow with Screen2Go option now supports Fujifilm’s FINALPROOF Luxel 5600. Fujifilm has enjoyed great success with FINALPROOF in the graphic arts industry and is now seeing tremendous growth in the design community as well. The Screen2Go Extender for the Brisque workflow outputs screened files to CTP, CTF or proofing devices, allowing the user full control over screening parameters and tone reproduction. Key features of the Brisque system include a RIP Once, Output Many (ROOM) workflow, distributed job tickets, element-independent imposition, parallel page- and file-processing, and a user-friendly, icon-driven, graphic user interface. The combination of the Brisque workflow and the Screen2Go Extender supports proofing to a contract or imposition proofer, as well as output to a digital file using advanced Turbo Screening technology. It also allows the user to dynamically select screening options and align or rotate images for optimization to the final output device. Screen2Go converts native CT, LW, NCT, CTHS, LWHS, page and job formats to compressed 1-bit TIFF files. Three types of compression are available: CCITT G4, LZW TIFF, and Mac Packbits. Each color separation is converted into a TIFF file, which incorporates the required screening. The screening parameters are set according to the output device requirements (resolution, angles, etc.). The screened file is saved to a disk and then sent over the network to the Fujifilm Proof Manager software that drives the FINALPROOF Luxel 5600 digital halftone proofer, using the standard TIFF/G4 file format. The quality and consistency of the Fujifilm FINALPROOF has made the unit a popular system since its introduction two years ago. Customers also credit its user-friendly design and operation with reducing overall project turnaround time. Thanks to FINALPROOF’s calibration system, operators spend far less time and materials calibrating the system than they would with other digital proofers. Generating four proofs per hour, the FINALPROOF can be queued up to run through the night, allowing users to meet the increasing demands of their customers. FINALPROOF is also capable of proofing on varied types of stock, which is crucial when doing color-critical work. In addition, FINALPROOF provides the flexibility necessary for customers who may be making changes throughout the proofing stage. "We are pleased to provide Fuji and Creo customers with the opportunity to choose the workflow that best suits them," states Don Schroeder, product development manager/color proofing products, Fujifilm Graphic Systems Division. "The Screen2Go Extender makes it simple to integrate Fujifilm electronic imaging equipment with a Creo Brisque workflow." The Brisque workflow with Screen2Go will be shown driving the FINALPROOF Luxel 5600 at the Fujifilm booth (#3831) at Graph Expo in Chicago from Oct. 6 – 9, 2002. About Fujifilm Headquartered in Hanover Park, Ill., the Graphic Systems Division of Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., Inc. offers a full array of high-quality products and services including: Saber, the world’s fastest platesetter in its class; Dart and the Javelin Series, cost-effective thermal platesetters; Sumo, the world’s fastest imagesetter; the Brillia line of thermal and visible-light digital plates; FINALPROOF, a digital halftone dot contract proofing product; PictroProof, a dye-based digital color proofing system; and Quattro, the award-winning flatbed color scanner with ColourKit color management software. Fujifilm’s line of color electronics equipment includes a complete range of imagesetters, RIPs, flatbed scanners and computer-to-plate systems. In addition, Fujifilm has a full line-up of film products and aqueous-based conventional subtractive plates.