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alfaQuest adds Soft Proofing Facility to PrintExpress Digital Workflow

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Rolling Meadows, IL September 25, 2002 -- alfaQuest Technologies is pleased to announce the availability of a new “web softproof” option for PrintExpress. This option complements the existing softproof option allowing web browser access over an intranet or the internet as an alternative to the existing dedicated PrintExpress client. Users login to the web softproof server with a username and password and are presented with a list of publications they are authorized to view. They select the publication and edition they are interested in and are presented with a gallery of page or plate thumbnails. They can then select an individual page or plate and see an enlarged view which can be zoomed and scrolled as well as mirrored and rotated. This product is particularly suited to contract printers dealing with publications originated in several remote editorial sites. Internet access together with password protection make it possible for the editorial sites to view the status of their own products at the print site. In comparison with the existing softproof option web softproof is more suited for remote use since it offers web access and password protection. However it is not as fast and does not offer the ability to zoom right down to the pixel level. Web softproof is a companion product to the PrintExpress Tracker, sharing the same underlying database and web server. It is available with or without Tracker and with or without the existing softproof option.

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