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KPG Gives Customers Solutions To Grow Business At Print Ontario 2004

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Toronto, Ontario, CN — Canadian printers facing increased demand for high quality work with short turnarounds will benefit from visiting the Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) booth (326) at Print Ontario 2004. KPG brings its expanded portfolio of integrated digital and business solutions in categories such as computer-to-plate (CtP), digital halftone, monitor and inkjet proofing, direct imaging, digital printing, workflow and color management software to Toronto. “Graphic arts professionals in Canada are facing many of the same changes occurring worldwide in the industry,” said Andrew Copley, President, Americas, KPG. “With customer demand increasing for high quality, short turnaround, four color printing, we are constantly looking to give our customers more choices for meeting these needs.” Among the many daily activities at Print Ontario, KPG will show color control throughout the workflow and across multiple proofing and output devices. KPG’s broad portfolio of proofing solutions—including the Matchprint Virtual Proofing System, RealTimeProof products, and the Matchprint ProofPro RIP Version 1.0, as well as the DirectPress 5634 DI System and digital printing equipment—will be powered by KPG color management tools. The Kodak Approval NX Digital Color Imaging System, calibrated to produce identical proofs, will also be featured. “Our color control demo is unique in that it lets customers experience KPG solutions that touch all aspects of the workflow, from image capture to the final printed piece,” said Copley. Several KPG products will make their Canadian debut at Print Ontario, including: •The KPG DirectPress 5634 DI System combines industry leading image quality with the simplicity and automation of a DI Press. The DirectPress 5634 system increases print quality by supporting 16-micron spot diameters for FM stochastic screening and also prints in high line AM screening. •The KPG Matchprint ProofPro 2610 inkjet printer. KPG’s Matchprint ProofPro 2610 printer, which uses ProofPro inks and Matchprint media, brings quality output and excellent reliability to inkjet proofing. Ideally suited for the four-up CtP market, the user-friendly printer ensures accurate and long lasting results from proof to proof. The Matchprint ProofPro 2610 inkjet printer will also be shown with both Matchprint ProofPro RIP and the new Artwork Systems Nexus V8 Workflow with KPG color management tools and RealTimeProof online proofing technology. The Artwork’s Nexus workflow marks the first product from the KPG / Artwork Systems Group NV partnership formed at drupa. •The KPG Matchprint Virtual Proofing System – LCD. This next generation solution combines the convenience of proofing from a desktop computer, the color and accuracy of the Matchprint Virtual Proofing System, and the productivity and collaboration tools of the www.matchprintvirtual.com gateway. The Matchprint Virtual Proofing System – LCD uses high-end flat panel displays to simplify installation requirements and enable personal proofing. The system consists of an LCD monitor that is certified for use with the Matchprint Virtual Proofing System, Matchprint Virtual Proofing Monitor Software, a Matchprint Virtual Monitor Calibrator and a full suite of web-based proofing tools. Other solutions on display include the KPG SWORD Excel Thermal printing plates and co-branded Screen/KPG platesetters. Also at Print Ontario, KPG will team with Apple to present and discuss the latest trends in color accurate monitor proofing at a special seminar on Sunday, November 21, at 1:30 p.m. in Salon 102S. Attendees will learn how monitor proofing reduces costs, improves productivity and drives color consistency by creating a truly digital workflow and bringing affordable color proofing to the desktop.