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Creo Reiterates On-Demand Workflow Commitment

Press release from the issuing company

BOSTON -- February 4, 2003 -- Creo today reiterated its commitment to the On-Demand marketplace while emphasizing their latest innovations. The Spire(tm) CXP6000 color server for the new Xerox(r) DocuColor(r) 6060 digital color press is based on a new Spire platform that integrates advanced Fusion imaging hardware technology. The CXP6000 server offers unparalleled efficiency, flexibility and speed throughout the entire workflow process, achieving new heights in productivity. The CXP6000 color server also offers superb quality output, advanced color management, and takes full advantage of the 60 full-color pages-per-minute production rate of the Xerox DocuColor 6060. The unique Fusion imaging hardware packs maximum power in the Spire color server to deliver high versatility, functionality, and production speed in a very affordable package. Whether producing simple color documents or complex 100 percent variable information catalogues, the fast, ultra-efficient workflow of the Spire color server ensures an easy, cost-effective process with outstanding results. Implementing Networked Graphic Production... With the convergence of the traditional print and digital print markets, the Creo Spire color server is well positioned to cater to the diverse needs of the end-user by offering expansive graphic arts functionality and a consistent workflow. Creo has demonstrated how the CXP6000 color server for on-demand printing connects to prepress for traditional printing through the Synapse(r) InSite Internet portal into prepress, one of the powerful building blocks of Networked Graphic Production. This Creo initiative streamlines the entire production process by enabling a collaborative, integrated and optimized print production environment, from idea through to delivery. "Creo stands by its commitment to deliver to the graphic arts market the most advanced and innovative solutions for digital printing at the best cost performance," says Ronen Cohen, corporate vice president, Print On-demand Systems Group at Creo. "By integrating the Spire color server with the Synapse InSite Internet portal, we are demonstrating the implementation of Networked Graphic Production. Spire and Xerox DocuColor iGen3 Digital Press... The latest Spire color server for the Xerox DocuColor(r) iGen3 Digital Production Press was also previewed at Graph Expo last fall. As the only third-party server directly connected to Xerox's next generation digital press, the Spire color server delivers unmatched speed, throughput, color quality and image quality. The Spire server has the raw power to drive the DocuColor iGen3 to its maximum throughput including 100 percent dynamic content. Together they deliver the flexibility of a digital printing environment with the connectivity and power of a professional print workflow. Darwin Desktop Version 4.5... The latest version of the Darwin(tm) Desktop VI authoring tool is previewing new features that expand design capabilities and functionality. The new 'color rule' feature caters to the needs of the most demanding designers, enabling them to vary the color of texts and image boxes based on database criteria. Version 4.5 also offers an automatic data cleaning function essential for financial and data-centric applications. The Darwin Desktop application is demonstrated at Graph Expo on the new Macintosh(r) OS X platform.