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Creo Releases New Developments in Networked Graphic Production

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Vancouver, BC, Canada (March 31, 2003) – Creo Inc. raises the bar for remote proofing and collaboration software with the latest release of the Synapse InSite Internet portal into prepress. Market-leading Synapse InSite is one of the building blocks of Networked Graphic Production, the Creo initiative that is streamlining print production around the world. Synapse InSite is part of the powerful Synapse software family, the solutions that are bringing Networked Graphic Production to printers for an integrated and streamlined print production process. This new version of the Synapse InSite Internet portal provides printers, publishers and print buyers with a more collaborative workflow solution that features online job submission, remote proofing, page progress and approval tracking. This solution is shortening job cycles, reducing proofing and courier costs, and increasing the control and involvement in the print process. “Synapse InSite is changing the way people work,” explains Pat Lord, Creo product manager. “Inspired by our customers’ enthusiasm, we continue to aggressively evolve the product, pushing it well beyond the limits of what other remote proofing solutions can offer.” New features of Synapse InSite 3.5.4 include: The ability to allow print buyers to create ‘guest users’, to allow anyone involved in the review cycle temporary, controlled access to specific pages of a job. This feature is ideal for review cycles that involve third parties outside of the normal review process. Enhanced speed and performance, including faster file upload speeds for Mac users, faster page navigation in Smart Review, text quality for CTLW pages, and support for separated LW files. The ability to show trim lines on a page, helping users check content as it appears in production to ensure that it matches a job specification and customer expectation. A color-monitor calibration option. Synapse InSite allows users to create an ICC profile for their monitor, so that colors in Smart Review will display consistently across a number of monitors where ICC profiles have also been created. The Synapse InSite Internet portal delivers a remote proofing and collaboration solution providing unparalleled integration with the prepress workflow system. It allows print buyers to upload job files to the printers’ secure web site, have them automatically processed by the Prinergy or Brisque workflow management system, and be immediately available for proofing and review. Features such as AutoCopy provide seamless integration by allowing printers to define multiple rules for uploaded files according to specific file names, extensions and variables. Uploaded files are copied to specific hot folders for automated processing and details are posted for easy access. AutoRefine takes this one step further by providing Prinergy users with details on the actual refining process. Flexible options for managing email notifications and multiple stakeholders further simplifies the process for collaboration, review and content approval, resulting in faster turnaround times and greater productivity. Synapse InSite is also helping printers increase their sales by giving them the ability to reach a larger geographic market. By using the Internet, printers are now able to service new and existing customers, with greater response times, regardless of their physical location. As a collaborative tool between designer and print buyer, Synapse InSite fosters communication and efficiency. Now localized into nine languages, Synapse InSite is even more accessible for printers and their customers in commercial printing, and for newspapers and packaging.