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Creo: Prinergy Publish Debuts at Time and Seybold

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SEYBOLD SAN FRANCISCO 2002 -- September 10, 2002 -- Creo Inc. has released the Prinergy(r) Publish system, a flexible page-preparation system that allows publishers, trade shops and ad agencies to create reliable and secure print-production-ready files in-house. The system supports the input and output of multiple file formats including PDF, PDF/X-1a, JDF, DCS2 and PostScript(r). Time Inc. Using Prinergy Publish... Time Inc., the world's leading magazine company, has recently adopted a PDF-based internal workflow and is now working with digital ads in the PDF/X-1a:2001 format. Creo is part of the solution Time Inc. has adopted to support these decisions. Time Inc. is using Prinergy Publish software to process ad files to a standardized format (such as PDF/X-1a) for many of its titles, including Time. Prinergy Publish software will also allow Time Inc. to take advantage of the emerging JDF format and to grow its information architecture in support of standard industry production practices. About Prinergy Publish... The Prinergy Publish system enables publishers, trade shops and ad agencies to standardize file formats, creating a simplified, automated, efficient workflow that allows greater control over output quality and the ability to easily repurpose ad and editorial content for use in other media. Easy to use, Prinergy Publish gives users full control of page preparation for proofing and file exchange with a single mouse click. They can use PDF or PDF/X-1a files as the digital master format in the Prinergy(r) workflow and can select from multiple file format options for outputting files. The process can be completely automated by using the hot folder functionality of the Prinergy workflow. "Prinergy Publish software increases control over content preparation," explains Stefan Steinle, Prinergy Publish product manager at Creo. "It allows you to streamline and automate page preparation and ensures that the generated files can be printed hassle-free in the production workflow." Prinergy Publish features an Oracle(r) database for workflow management, job tracking and reporting. The system also includes two full licenses of the Synapse(r) InSite Internet portal for job submission, remote proofing, online collaboration and job management. The Prinergy Publish system integrates seamlessly with the production workflow solutions (either Creo systems or those from a third-party vendor) at the print site. A Prinergy Publish system helps to simplify and automate the page preparation and proofing workflow, enabling greater integration and collaboration between print buyers and print providers, from idea to delivery. The Prinergy Publish system is part of the awarding-winning family of Prinergy workflow from Creo, the most innovative and flexible workflow management solution available to leverage the power of PDF. Based on state-of-the-art technologies and open industry-standards such as the Adobe(r) portable job ticket format (PJTF) and PDF, Prinergy is a complete workflow management tool for CTF and CTP. The Prinergy architecture enables a distributed workflow, late-stage editing, and support for multiple output devices. Currently deployed in more than 1000 installations worldwide, the Prinergy workflow is the preferred and proven PDF-based workflow management solution in the market today. At Seybold San Francisco 2002... With extensive expertise in building solutions for both printers and publishers, Creo has leveraged the features and functionality of the Prinergy workflow to create the Prinergy Publish system, a powerful trapping, color management and proofing solution that meets the needs of users further upstream in the print production workflow. See the Prinergy Publish system demonstrated at Seybold by Creo at the Adobe Pavilion, #1501E. About Creo... Creo is a world leader in solutions for the graphic arts industry. Core product lines include image capture systems; inkjet proofers; thermal imaging devices for films, plates and proofs; professional color and copydot scanning systems; and workflow management software. Creo is also an Original Equipment Manufacture supplier of on-press imaging technology, components for digital presses, and color servers for high-speed, print-on-demand digital printers. Creo trades under the symbols CREO on NASDAQ and CRE on the Toronto Stock Exchange. www.creo.com