Harlequin (R) Users To Save Thousands on New Trapping Solution
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL, September 23, 2002-Lucid Dream Software, developer of TIFF/ITflow, PDFflow and OnTimeProof software, is offering a special price on the full version of its new I-Trap trapping solution. Timed to coincide with this year's Graph Expo and Converting Show in Chicago in October, the deal lets Harlequin users obtain the powerful trapping solution for only $2,995. The regular price for the I-Trap trapping solutions is $5995.
"This special price will be available through December 16 of this year," says David Lewis, president, Lucid Dream Software. "The offer lets Harlequin users boost productivity and improve quality while lowering production costs at a reduced price. We thought the timing was right to offer this type of deal to the graphic arts community, since trapping is becoming more and more of a critical element in the print production process. No other developer of trapping solutions is offering a anything like this at this time. Once Harlequin users try I-Trap, they will appreciate its benefits," he adds.
I-Trap is the first major upgrade for Harlequin in-RIP trapping. The raster-based solution offers automated in-RIP and interactive trapping in an easy-to-use, off-the-shelf package. Ideal for all size print shops, I-Trap integrates easily within Harlequin workflow environments, has independent trap parameter settings, and features a Harlequin native interface. The plug-in works with virtually any vendor's ScriptWorks RIP and with both PostScript and PDF workflows.
The I-Trap Interactive Viewer lets users interact directly with trapping settings and quickly see the results. It includes a page manager, an information manager, a graphic configuration tool, and page preview. The "Trap on the Fly" feature allows users to quickly preview the results of their custom settings for all of the parameters including miter trapping, ink control behavior, trap widths, and image and gradient trapping.
The I-Trap user interface is well designed and easy to use. Lucid Dream also provides an easy-to-use import wizard for additional file formats such as Heidelberg Delta, TIFF/IT-P1, and others.
I-Trap installs as an integral part of a Harlequin RIP on the PC platform. Additional platforms will be added in the future. I-Trap supports Heidelberg Delta, ArtQuest Crescendo, and TIFF/IT-P1 files.
About Lucid Dream Software
Lucid Dream Software, Inc., is a private, Illinois-based corporation. Lucid Dream provides industry-leading, vertical market software tools and solutions for the pre-press and printing industries both in the retail market, with their line of Delta additions, and in the OEM market for several industry-leading prepress manufacturers. Its "dream team" developed the first desktop trapping solution called RIPLINK Trap in the 1980s. Since then, it has developed two additional mainstream trapping products.
For more information about Lucid Dream products, contact Lucid Dream Software, 4570 Topaz Drive, Hoffman Estates, IL 60159. Tel: 847-202-8424. Fax: 847-202-9352. Or visit the company's Web site at www.luciddream.com or www.trapping.org for the main I-Trap site.
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