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Ultimate launches a new level of Automated Production for Digital Presses

Press release from the issuing company

Montreal, Canada, March 30, 2006 Ultimate Technographics Inc, the leading imposition software developer and the inventor of digital imposition, is launching a new level of automated production for digital presses at IPEX with the release of Impostrip OnDemand Digital 5.0. Impostrip OnDemand Digital is the first imposition program to feature Dynamic Imposition, which means the ability to use a hot folder and templates independent of the page size. This means the user can drop A4 pages, letter pages and other sizes in the same hot folder without making different templates for each job. The user can also drop in jobs of different quantity of pages and the job will be automatically imposed. The workflow can be manual or automatic. Impostrip OnDemand Digital also features Repeating Booklets which allows a digital press user to use an inline folder and stapler to create a perfect bound book as a series of saddle stitched booklets. It also features automatic page creep calculation for each individual booklet. •Streamlining Variable Data Jobs Signature Group Printing allows users of digital presses to divide large variable data jobs and begin printing before the whole job is processed. This feature can be pre-set for the hot folder. This automation eliminates the time the digital press waits for the job to be delivered. This savings in time can be substantial with large VDP jobs. •Hot Folder more and more intelligent Hot Folder Controller for improved configuration and management of hot folder automation and a Hot Folder Activity Log to monitor progress of automated jobs. •JDF output, populated of nonpopulated for integration with JDF workflows for digital printing. •HP.imp layouts for HP-YTD for VDP. It also features built in PPDs for HP-Indigo presses. HP Indigo users also benefits from a new feature to save ink on the press with marks that only print on the black layer. Impostrip OnDemand has long been a leader in imposition with digital presses and small format CTP. With version 5.0 the program has been divided into OnDemand Digital and OnDemand Offset to better serve the needs of each market. “The real imposition needs of the digital print market,” Joanne David, Executive Vice President explains, “are much more complicated then imagined. For automated production that keeps the digital presses running simple booklet imposition is not enough. OnDemand digital was designed for high volume document production, with minimal operator intervention.” Impostrip OnDemand Digital is a stand alone product on Windows and Mac that will process PDF and PS files from any source, or work with JDF or .imp workflows. It can be published on a network and becomes a server application through the hot folder configuration. Impostrip OnDemand Digital 5.0 is released for IPEX in Birmingham, UK, and can be seen in the JDF Pavilion in Hall 20, Pod S. A fully working 5 day demo can be downloaded at www.imposition.com.

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