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Dynagram and Konica distribution agreement will help newspapers automate

Press release from the issuing company

May 26, 2003 – Quebec, Canada – Dynagram, the recognized authority in digital imposition, and Konica Graphic Imaging, a leading manufacturer and distributor of both analog and digital graphic arts supplies, today announced a US-wide distribution agreement that will significantly drive newspapers closer to complete automation. Under the agreement, Konica Graphic Imaging will offer Dynagram’s imposition solution for newspapers, DynaStrip AUTOMATION, with its offering of workflow solutions. The agreement comes at a time when newspapers consider automation acritical path to ensuring long-term viability. DynaStrip AUTOMATION offers just-in-time imposition for newspapers andmagazines at which prepress departments must synchronize tight deadlines and seamless production—with the reality of document files arriving in any order and at different times. Instead of waiting for all document files to arrive, creating adocument list to manually merge the pages with sheet templates, and then sending the job for output, DynaStrip AUTOMATION smoothly automates the process because it only requires a set of templates and one hot folder from where the indexing, page placement, and output are initiated instantly. DynaStrip AUTOMATION’s automated imposition capabilities enablenewspapers to increase productivity and drive down production costs. One of Konica’s clients, The Scranton Times, recently installed DynaStrip into their own workflow using Konica’s EV-jetsetter RIP. “Dynastrip itself is simple to set up and easy to use. New job setup is done quickly. The automation portion of the software allows us to process pages as they are completed; Dynastrip handles the rest of the output. This will prove to make our workflow more efficient” says Steve Sillner, Pre-Press Manager at The Scranton Times. “Our agreement with Konica Graphic Imaging attests to the importanceof brining automated imposition to the newspaper workflow,” said Mr. Guérard, president of Dynagram. “The DynaStrip AUTOMATION – MAXWorfklow combination yields simpler, faster and more cost-effective make-ready times—a significant leap towards a more profitable newspaper operation.”