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Digifab Systems Announces Evolution Graphics Rip

Press release from the issuing company

LOS ANGELES--Jan. 13, 2005-- DigiFab Systems, a manufacturer of pre- and post-press digital-printing equipment, CAD-RIP software, and pre-treated textiles, today announced the DigiFab Evolution Graphics RIP. Designers and printers who have trouble matching output colors and printing without delay will now be able to do so, thanks to a new graphics raster image processor (RIP) from DigiFab Systems. With variable dot control, 8-channel ink manipulation and individual ink saturation controls, users can customize their printing down to the most minute attribute or choose built-in color profiles for easy start-and-go printing. With a RIP-on-the-fly feature, the Evolution RIP begins printing as soon as the file is opened, reducing idle time to zero. The DigiFab Systems Evolution RIP supports most major medium and large-format printers such as ENCAD, Epson, HP, Mimaki and Roland. From beginner to expert, from automated to customized, the DigiFab Evolution RIP adjusts to users' working styles. The Evolution RIP allows users to use default setups or create multiple customized RIP configurations with hot folders for future and automatic recall. Advanced color management--to hit those hard-to-match smooth facial tones, the shadow highlights of a green forest, or even an orange spot color--includes RGB, CMYK, Lab, HSV, HSL, hexachrome and octachrome color modes and supports ICC 4.0 color profiles. An advanced interactive layout module supports crop, resize, rotate, flip, position and preview options to minimize ink and media waste. The DigiFab Systems Evolution RIP accepts files created in major software packages as well as commercial design software like Illustrator(R), Photoshop(R), and Corel(R). "Sometimes people forget that it's the quality of the RIP (raster image processor) which allows users to get the maximum output from their medium and wide-format printer," said Avedik Izmirlian, president of DigiFab Systems. "And so, we've developed the DigiFab Systems Evolution Graphics RIP to allow users to go beyond default settings and take advantage of our unsurpassed linearization to optimize every detail of the printer's ability. We're working with folks who can't believe the quality of the Evolution Graphics RIP multiple ink channel manipulation and the ability to achieve even those tough, smooth facial tones." Pricing and Availability The DigiFab Systems Evolution RIP comes with a server module and layout module with list prices ranging from $500 to $3,000. For spot color, the optional DigiFab Coloring Module lists at $2,000. Special trade-in pricing is available for customers who currently own a competitive wide-format RIP. All products are now shipping and are sold through DigiFab Systems and its dealers.