HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., September 1, 2005 – Lucid Dream Software, Inc., a leading provider of trapping solutions software, will highlight the company's newest solutions on Sept. 9-15, 2005 during Print '05, this year's largest and most comprehensive event for the commercial, package printing and converting industries.
Lucid Dream will be previewing its line in a start-to-finish flow workflow integration solution called TaskForce. TaskForce includes PDF Connect for PDF creation and submission, I-Trap trapping software to work with Harlequin RIP, I-Trap soft proof plug-in with I-Tone plug-in and TIFF-Pager for consolidating 1-bit TIFF files to PDF ready for imposition.
Lucid Dream has engineered a number of digital workflow solutions for RIP users, including its I-Trap trapping software, the I-Tone plug-in for I-Trap and the Isis version of its OnTimeProof soft proof management software and will demonstrate each of these solutions live for show attendees.
I-Trap is the premier tool for automatic and interactive trapping and is an ideal solution for shops of all sizes. Lucid Dream recently announced the latest version of the software, I-Trap MU. Designed to provide better integration within production environments, I-Trap MU is a cross platform client/server implementation of the popular I-Trap software for Harlequin RIP technology. Compatible with both Mac and PC devices, I-Trap MU users can rip and trap jobs from their own desktops, rather than from a ripping station on the production floor. Lucid Dream has also added support for three configurations of I-Trap in an effort to provide price and capabilities to meet any printer's needs.
I-Tone is a new hybrid screening plug-in for I-Trap and works with a multi-directional plug-in technology called I-Link. I-Link allows the I-Trap trapping software to output jobs to multiple plug-ins from the same raster job and at the same time. As new plug-ins are developed, users will be able to configure their workflows to utilize all of the plug-ins in just a single pass, and will have information about the image, line art, vignette and trap zone data associated with any job.
Based on Agfa's screening technologies, including Agfa Balanced Screening and Cristal Raster, I-Tone has custom calibration options for applying curves to the data during the screening process and can be configured for screening style and specific calibration. I-Tone's user interface is both simple and powerful, with general settings for automated processing and capabilities for page, zone, data type and ink level control.
In addition to its trapping software and plug-ins, Lucid Dream will also demonstrate the Isis version of its OnTimeProof, a complete workflow management tool for automated job submission and online proofing. Using standard Web browsers, OnTimeProof Isis allows users' clients to view proofs of ripped jobs via the Internet, reducing both time and costs. OnTimeProof Isis also features PDF Connect, which allows clients to submit production-ready PDF files and have them routed directly into the user's workflow.
Additionally, Lucid Dream will show TIFF-Pager software, which can convert up to 16 different TIFF files to either PDF or JPEG formats at any selectable resolution, saving users from have to use two different RIPs to create proofs and plates. TIFF-Pager can also de-impose screened 1-bit TIFF signatures based on the JDF imposition and produce cropped individual pages at portrait orientation.
Lucid Dream will demonstrate all of these solutions live, including its TaskForce start-to-finish workflow system, at Print '05 in Chicago on Sept. 9 – 15 at Booth # 6039. For more information, please visit www.luciddream.com.
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