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AlphaGraphics Selects RIPit OpenRIP Symphony Workflow As Solution of Choice

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August 23, 2005 – Citrus Heights CA – RIPit Computer Corp., the primary workflow and CtP provider to the majority of quick printers and franchises in North America, announces that AlphaGraphics, Inc., a leading provider of printing and business communication services, has selected the OpenRIP Symphony Workflow as the solution of choice for all of its print centers using offset presses. AlphaGraphics has been sourcing RIPit’s SpeedSetter CtP systems for several years. “RIPit has come through once again with OpenRIP Symphony,” says Robert Morton, Director of Offset Printing, AlphaGraphics. “We have a great track record with this company. Everything works well, is easy to maintain, and support is top-notch. In the case of OpenRIP Symphony, RIPit is giving AlphaGraphics owners the opportunity to turn their existing hardware and software into state-of-the-art digital workflow components.” RIPit CEO Wayne Wasulko says that AlphaGraphics franchises are precisely the types of sites his company builds its OpenRIP and CTP technologies for. “RIPit focuses on making the latest, proven printing technologies sufficiently easy to use and economical for smaller, quick-print operations,” he says. “We’re proud that AlphaGraphics, one of the most prestigious operations in the industry, continues to choose RIPit as a primary supplier for its far-reaching network of printers.” OpenRIP Symphony is a state-of-the-art software RIP built on RIPit’s award-winning, core OpenRIP technology. In addition to controlling one hundred- plus imagesetters, platesetters, printers, and plotters natively, it can also control a wide range of PostScript and TIFF-in devices from a single interface. OpenRIP set a standard for flexible, straightforward, economical prepress workflows, and OpenRIP Symphony extends the standard to copier, printer, and out-of-shop work, as well. OpenRIP Symphony features the Adobe PostScript 3 interpreter for the highest level of compatibility with modern graphics applications. It integrates scanning, trapping, proofing, and imposition in a single package, and provides those features to any output device that can accept PostScript or TIFF files. OpenRIP Symphony automates screening settings, trapping, plate templating, imposition (including crop marks, registration marks, color bars, and page information) and application of linearization and dot gain compensation. Once the customer has applied any number of standard workflow profiles, or Print Queues, in OpenRIP Symphony; any number of jobs can go through the same workflow processes (depending on Queue chosen). Available OpenRIP features include: Monitor Preview, RasterView, AdvancedScan scan to plate, KOOLKolor Inkjet Proofing, In-RIP Trapping, StripRITE Raster Imposition, PerfectBLEND hybrid screening technology, OpenRIP Remote RIP control, ExportProof soft proofing, CIP3 Support and more. The newest version of OpenRIP Symphony includes a “Simplified Color Management” feature; Preflight enhancements; TIFF Input; and a greatly expanded set of PerfectBlend AM/FM hybrid screening choices for offset printing as well as enhanced features specifically designed for flexographic printing applications.