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alfaQuest PrintExpress increases efficiency for the Telegraph Group

Press release from the issuing company

Rolling Meadows, IL October 31, 2002 — The Telegraph Group (UK), publishers of The Daily Telegraph, and The Sunday Telegraph have chosen to install alfaQuest Technologies’ PrintExpress Digital Workflow Software at their publishing and print sites in the UK and U.S. Paired PDF files will be created at Canary Wharf and distributed to the various print centers utilized by The Telegraph both in the UK and U.S., the appropriate page furniture required for the specific print center is added automatically prior to transmission. Browser-based soft proofing will be used to check the pages and PrintExpress Tracker to monitor progress of the various publications in production. The new system will replace the existing bitmap transmission system in which RipExpresses at Canary Wharf drive a TelePress transmission system, which outputs to Pressfax recorders at Westferry and Trafford Park. The new system will output directly to the existing Pressfax recorders by way of IPA Systems’ “MonoFax” LaserBus interfaces. David Hedgeland, Technical Director of alfaQuest Technologies (formerly Monotype Systems) said, “The Telegraph have been long term users of our MGS3 and RipExpress products and we are delighted that they have decided to move forward onto our next generation of product. PrintExpress was designed specifically for a distributed multi-site operation such as The Telegraph and its clientserver architecture is ideally suited to the consolidated Sun server model favored by the Telegraph.” PrintExpress is a system, which manages the output of pages from pagination systems to film or plate. It has distributed client/server architecture so it is ideal for complex multi-site operations involving remote transmission as well as simpler single site systems. It can handle both PDF and bitmap workflows and is available for both Sun/Solaris and PC/Windows platforms.