Pisces to bundle IMPress OS X & Win from Ultimate with JetPlate 7600
Press release from the issuing company
Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, November 22, 2002 – Pisces-Print Imaging Sciences, Inc and Ultimate Technographics Inc. have entered into an agreement to bundle IMPress, best of its class imposition software for small on-demand printers with the Pisces' new JetPlate 7600 4-up direct to plate system.
Pisces’ JetPlate system brings CTP to the largest print market, the small and medium format printers. JetPlate is an affordable desktop metal computer-to-plate system which precisely images conventional subtractive aluminum plates, but does not require costly lasers. It uses a proprietary "liquid light" chemical technology which emulates the action of light on the plate's photosensitive emulsion. This technology was a recipient of the 2002 GATF InterTech Technology Award.
Pisces’ JetPlate 7600 new 4-up system comes bundled with an offer for Ultimate’s IMPress to address all imposition needs of its customers for the 4-up presses. Because of its ease of use, its complete imposition feature-set, IMPress for Mac and PC is the most widely used on-demand and digital printing imposition software in the world. The new Mac OS X version of IMPress allows small publishing and on-demand print shops to upgrade to a Mac OS X design and prepress workflow to produce any projects for their 4-up presses.
Hank Clifford, Pisces Vice President Sales & Marketing noted, "Our arrangement with Ultimate, as the industry leader in imposition software, allows us to package a very powerful imposition package at a very reasonable price. IMPress' web based tutorial makes the product extremely easy to understand. It certainly is a great fit for shops who are moving into CTP with the JetPlate System.
Robert Dumas, Director of Product Development at Ultimate, says: "The digital print evolution left out a large segment of our print market because of the complexity and the large investment CTP requires. We are impressed with Pisces technology because it offers a real opportunity to bring a complete workflow solution at a price point really accessible to those printers. We believe IMPress and JetPlate will make significant inroad among small and mid-size printers.’’
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