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Latran Technologies Among First To Receive SWOP Certification For Prediction Proofs

Press release from the issuing company

BEDFORD, MA, February 14, 2005 — Latran Technologies LLC today announced that its line of Prediction digital halftone proofing systems is one of the first proofing systems to earn SWOP certification for proofs on Monterrey Gloss, the proofing stock that has been chosen by the SWOP organization as the new reference sheet for the SWOP Proofing System Certification Program. Prediction proofs produced on the new SWOP approved proofing stock were submitted to the organization last month and successfully passed the requirements of the SWOP Certification Program Evaluation Test. Dedicated to the advancement of publication printing quality, SWOP, Incorporated (Specifications for Web Offset Publications) establishes and maintains industry specifications for the preparation of advertising materials and provides guidelines for web offset printing. The Prediction Digital Halftone Proofing System incorporates advanced imaging technology, produces real dots, and uses real inks on real substrates to produce high-resolution proofs that match actual press sheets with unparalleled accuracy. Proofing directly to press stock, the system keeps halftone dots extremely crisp. The result is controllable dot gain, high repeatability and the ability to proof both standard and stochastic screening from a variety of screening technologies. Pigment-based ink sheets provide stable and accurate hue, color gamut and fidelity. The system offers the widest range of industry standard-based ink sets for an accurate press match and faster make-ready. Prediction also renders true color directly on the final printing stock, removing the variability of stock color. With its 2540 or 2400 dpi resolution, Prediction matches the output quality of leading platemaking systems, providing an excellent match between proof and press.