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Creo Showcases Scanning Innovation at PMA

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PMA 2003 LAS VEGAS -- March 3, 2003 -- Creo is demonstrating how professional photographers and photo labs can convert small photo originals into superior-quality, poster-sized scans with its award-winning scanners and professional workflow software. Creo is showing its professional-quality scanning solutions in booth F197 at the PMA 2003 show in Las Vegas from March 2-5. "Creo color scanners are especially suited to the professional photo lab where customers require unusually large images that maintain the same color fidelity and sharpness of the details of the original," noted Jonathan Agger, product marketing manager, Creo Americas. "Photo labs often need to significantly scale up scanned images without degrading the quality. Our users tell us that Creo scanners are unique in that they achieve quality scans from any sized original. By using XY Stitch scanning technology they produce superior full-bed quality, whether the original is a 35mm negative or 8x10 chrome. The proof is clear. Our users achieve top-quality, large-format photographic output day-in and day-out." Quality In-house Scanning... Creo is demonstrating three professional scanners and each model uses the most advanced technologies on the market. The iQsmart(tm)2 scanner is the solution for imaging professionals who need an efficient, productive scanner with high quality, advanced features, and reliability. Surpassing any other scanner in its price range, the iQsmart2 features XY Stitch and the inverted CCD to provide fine, sharp, detailed scans from any kind of original. With the iQsmart2 scanner and the oXYgen Lite scanning application, anyone can control the scanning process and create innovative, quality scans with the highest professional standards on Macintosh(r) or PC platforms. The iQsmart3 scanner has a resolution of up to 10,000 dpi (optical 5,500 dpi) regardless of original photo size, and produces ultra-sharp scans. The XY Stitch scanning technology assures consistent quality through sharper imaging for any type of original, anywhere on the scanning bed. The inverted CCD improves scan quality by preventing fine dust particles from settling on its surface. The iQsmart3 offers the highest resolution and the largest scanning bed of the iQsmart family. The EverSmart(tm) Supreme scanner is designed for today's scanning-intensive graphic businesses where maximum speed and supreme image quality are essential. It is especially suited to the professional photo lab where customers require unusually large images that maintain the same color fidelity and sharpness of the details as in the original. In addition to XY Stitch, the EverSmart Supreme scanner incorporates innovative scanning technologies, such as CCD Dynamic Cooling to enable the scanner to better differentiate a wide range of color tones, and MaxDR (Maximum Dynamic Range), which optimizes the image quality by distilling high-quality image data from additional scanned data. Combined with the oXYgen application, users achieve a full 16-bit workflow: capturing, saving and opening images at maximum quality. Professional Scanning Made Easy... oXYgen scanning software accelerates scanning production, improves image capture with intelligent, automated features, and includes a full set of professional image-editing tools. Smart sharpness tables automatically apply sharpening to the image while considering the scaling and original image type. The iQsmart3 scans up to 96 35 mm slides in one job, and produces up to 40 scans an hour. The SOOM (Scan Once, Output Many) workflow captures true 16-bit color digital transparency files, and stores them at full resolution for quick repurposing, without re-scanning. Users can scan for all types of workflows (CMYK, RGB, and 16-bit SOOM), online applications, and output devices. Intuitive, easy-to-understand presets give users professional results quickly. The user determines the intended use of the scan and the software sets the parameters accordingly.