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Dalim Software and Ultimate connect with JDF

Press release from the issuing company

Montreal, Canada, July 20th, 2004 – Ultimate Technographics Inc, the leading imposition software developer and the inventor of digital imposition, and Dalim Software www.dalim.com, a leading worldwide supplier of workflow solutions for printers and publishers, are pleased to announce certified JDF connectivity between Impostrip and DALiM MiSTRAL and DALiM PRiNTEMPO. Used in combination, these systems provide new levels of automation for prepress workflow – all-the-while simplifying and streamlining processes that used to require special expertise and constant monitoring by specialized personnel. The JDF connectivity between these solutions enhances production speed and reduces common and costly errors from incompatible file formats. Impostrip remains the world's fastest and most flexible JDF imposition solution. Prepress professionals can make plates faster with Impostrip, because of its true client-server architecture. Impostrip Server can sit on the server of the workflow system and there can be as many clients as desired on Macs or PCs. Impostrip Server can also handle background file indexing, combining to provide the world's speediest imposition solution. Connected with DALiM PRiNTEMPO and DALiM MiSTRAL, Impostrip provides a simple multi-seat front-end to a high volume automated prepress workflow. David Watson, President and CEO, Ultimate, “We are glad to team up with Dalim Software to offer JDF connectivity. The combination of Impostrip with DALiM MiSTRAL and DALiM PRiNTEMPO JDF enabled workflow and print production systems will help printers implement a more trouble-free production environment. JDF allows a printer to use the most sophisticated imposition software with the file predictability and the management efficiency of a Dalim Software workflow. This can save considerable time and money for printers because they can have a much more controlled plate-imaging environment. Printers can use Impostrip for some of its unique features like Origami, virtual paper folding, to achieve greater reliability in their imposition planning and seamlessly pass that information on through JDF to their workflow.” DALiM MiSTRAL is a JDF-compliant web-based common electronic submission interface and print production management system for tracking, administration, assembly, correction and approval of all types of "publishable material". The system allows all parties involved in the development of print projects to have a single, common electronic interface to receive information on the development of the project in real time, from the convenience of a web browser. DALiM PRiNTEMPO is a browser-based JDF-enabled print production system that can be used by a printer using any common web browser, on any client platform, to monitor the status of the production of pages and trigger actions such as the generation of plates or proofs. “Dalim Software plays an industry-leading role in developing open and modular workflow systems that maximize productivity, without compromising usability,” says Gee Ranasinha, Worldwide Director of Marketing, Dalim Software. “The extensive JDF support in DALiM MiSTRAL and DALiM PRiNTEMPO gives our customers the ability to enjoy important reductions in overall manufacturing costs and the benefits of JDF throughput using our print production systems. Impostrip provides an industry standard imposition front-end which complements and expands our modular workflow solution to suit end users specific applications – and all within a JDF environment.”