Single Impositioning Solution For Offset And Digital Printing From IBM/Creo

Press release from the issuing company

BOULDER, Colo., April 7, 2003 -- IBM and Creo have collaborated on integrating IBM Infoprint Manager with Creo Preps 4.2, a leading impositioning tool for the commercial print market. This solution now makes it possible for commercial printers to digitally print fully imposed signatures at very high speeds and allows for frequent, minor adjustments to be made to existing signature document without having to reRIP an entire print job. The impositioning performance enhancement of Infoprint Manager uses Preps from Creo to improve overall system throughput when adjustments need to be made to a signature-based layout. In the printing world, impositioning consists of the arrangement of pages so they will appear in proper sequence after press sheets are folded and bound. Commercial printers who create signature-based documents with frequent layout changes, while the content remains relatively static, will find value in the Infoprint Manager impositioning solution. Users can take advantage of the wide-carriage web of the IBM Infoprint 4100 Advanced Function Printing (AFP) System to print up to 19 inches across for the creation of signature-based documents. For accessing files for future use, the imposed and RIP'd file can be saved, as well as the impositioning layout as a template for additional jobs with the same layout. Visit the IBM booth at On Demand in New York City, April 7-9 to see a demonstration of Preps and Infoprint Manager.