Montreal, Canada – July 13, 2005 – Polkadots Software Inc., a leading prepress workflow developer, specializing in database driven workflow automation for Harlequin RIP technology, announces the release of PrePage-it version 5, the database driven, PDF & 1-bit TIFF workflow solution designed for high performance and efficient operation – at a price everyone can afford!
PrePage-it version 5.0 has been designed with goal of making prepress and production workflows simpler. Building on over 9 years of workflow development, PrePage-it 5 has a simple user interface that makes the creation of workflow settings easy and a database driven client to automate and simplify tasks for users. With add on modules and extras, PrePage-it 5 is a modular, completely scalable workflow solution.
New in PrePage-it 5:
- Optimized Harlequin RIP integration - whether PrePage-it is installed with a Polkadots Rasterize-it RIP or with any third party Harlequin OEM RIP, PrePage-it 5 is up to 200% faster than previous versions.
- NEW User Interface – a new interface that makes workflow creation easy. Simply name the workflow, select some basic parameters and let the database driven workflow automate the process.
- Full support for Global Graphics’ Genesis – Genesis is the latest release (v7) of Harlequin RIP. PrePage-it 5 supports Genesis as well as the earlier Eclipse version of Harlequin RIP.
- NEW JDF Option – use JDF, the Job Definition Format, to edit and modify imposition parameters and even to assign RIP parameters on a job-by-job basis.
"As acceptance of JDF as a control format grows, it's always good to see our OEMs use the technology we supply in innovative way - and one of the solutions I particularly admire is in the way Polkadots have hooked into the JDF control concept in their PrePage-it client." states Paul Collins, Product Manager RIP Technologies, Global Graphics Software Ltd. "By combining the use of the underlying JDF with a user interface to enable the edit of run lists and RIPping parameters, they have effectively created a mechanism for late-breaking editorial, content and control changes. It's elegant and impressive stuff, and adds a whole extra level of flexibility to their workflow."
The PrePage-it Workflow Solution is a plug and play, database driven solution built upon Global Graphics’ Harlequin RIP technology. PrePage-it allows users to print from any popular Macintosh or Windows applications and RIP pages as early as possible, saving time and detecting potential problems at the beginning of the production process where corrections and changes cost less. It includes a wealth of compression, automation, proofing, organization and imposition functionalities. Polkadots benefits from global distribution channels and is always interested in finding new partners to work with. PrePage-it 5, as well as other innovative JDF based products, will be demonstrated live at Print 05 in Chicago from September 9 – 15 on booth 6139.
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