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DynaStrip and Xenith connect to MIS with JDF 1.2 Stripping

Press release from the issuing company

Chicago, IL., September 9, 2005 – Dynagram, the industry leader in imposition solutions, and Xitron, the prepress industry's leading independent developer and integrator of raster image processors, RIP management software and workflow solutions, announced today tighter connectivity between leading MIS providers, the DynaStrip solution suite, and the Xenith workflow. DynaStrip imports JDF 1.2 Stripping parameters generated by MIS or estimation software to initiate the creation of imposition layouts. DynaStrip's JDF import pre-interface ensures that all the job parameters extracted from the JDF file are isolated from the application or user defaults. The resulting imposition can be outputted in any format, including PDF and JDF. Prepress operators can also validate and complete the missing layout information beforehand, for example, a more precise positioning of the signature, page bleed control, creep adjustment, addition of marks, etc., all settings that are not required for the estimation process but have a great impact on print production and overall quality. The imposition information is added to the original JDF file which is then forwarded, along with a PDF marks file, to be executed by Xenith The result: a streamlined, tangible and open collaboration between MIS and prepress, a feat that until recently was a concept rather than a reality. The benefit to Celebrant users: true means by which to ensure job integrity at all times. “Melding the benefits of the automation that JDF can afford and customized job creation that only an intuitive light table interface can provide is at the heart of this three-way integration,” said Tracey-Lee Batsford, General Manager of Prepress Solutions at Dynagram. “Reducing the need to constantly re-key and re-verify job information is paramount to today's streamlined and efficient workflow. Yet printers still have the opportunity to validate complex jobs before output for maximum reliability.”