PARAMUS, N.J., AUGUST 5, 2004 — Printing and graphic communication companies now have access to the latest costing information for their digital prepress operations with the release of Version 3.0 of CS InterACT for Digital Prepress Operations. Available exclusively from the National Association for Printing Leadership (NAPL), CS InterACT software automates calculations of hourly rates using the Association’s famed Blue Book Hourly Cost Study data.
Based on 2004 survey information, the latest edition of CS InterACT for Digital Prepress contains all the information featured in the latest industry-standard Blue Book: hourly cost rates, specifications, and prices for 230 prepress devices in 15 equipment categories, as well as a bonus section on software, providing costing information and systems requirements for 50 prepress software tools.
The easy-to-use, interactive software features on-screen instructions and enables users to plug in their own exact cost factors to calculate customized hourly rates in just minutes. Users can change more than 50 data fields, with rates updated automatically. The CD contains both Windows* and MAC** versions. In addition to CS InterACT for Digital Prepress Operations (Product Code ND111), CS InterACT software is also available for Web Press (ND 104), Sheetfed (ND109), and Bindery & Finishing (ND 110) operations.
CS InterACT software editions list at $249 each, with a special price of $99 for NAPL corporate members and $219 for NAPL professional track members. To order, call (800) 642-6275, Option 3, email [email protected]
, or visit http://store.napl.org.