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DynaStrip and Celebrant Suite 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 FUJIFILM Electronic Imaging Ltd. (FFEI), industry leader in the design, manufacture and supply of electronic prepress equipment and software, announced today increased connectivity between leading MIS providers, the DynaStrip solution suite, and the Celebrant 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. Pre-press 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 Celebrant. 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. “We are pleased to offer FFEI's customers tighter integration between MIS and their preferred workflow,” said Tracey-Lee Batsford, General Manager of Prepress Solutions at Dynagram. “The goal was to bring two teams even closer together—production planners and prepress operators—to enable printers' operations to be even more efficient, saving literally hours of time spent in job creation.” “Our collaboration with DynaStrip offers Fujifilm's Celebrant Suite customers more flexibility in how they submit prepress jobs” says Andy Bain Workflow Solutions Manager at FFEI. “The end result is that jobs submitted from a Management Information System can be automatically processed and output through Celebrant Suite, saving time and reducing operator intervention to a minimum.”