Fujifilm Graphic Systems Signs Metrix Distribution Agreement with LithoTechnics
Press release from the issuing company
Phoenix, Arizona, September 9, 2007 -- LithoTechnics Inc, developer of Metrix, award-winning workflow integration & automation software, announced today the signing of a distribution agreement with Fujifilm Graphic Systems USA, Inc., the largest distributor of graphic systems products in the United States.
Under the agreement, Fujifilm will sell the entire Metrix product line, on the Mac OS X and Windows platforms, to complement its hardware, workflow, and consumables offerings for the commercial print and short-run digital print markets.
"Fujifilm remains committed to providing customers with the knowledge, expertise, support, and best-in-class products," said Bryan Hughes, Product Marketing Manager, Workflow Products, Fujifilm Graphic Systems USA. "Metrix is clearly one of those best-in-class products that will benefit our customers greatly, particularly as they implement the next wave of workflow automation," continued Hughes. "What's more, the recently-announced integration effort undertaken by LithoTechnics and Rampage Systems is certain to assist our customers in developing the capabilities they need to stay ahead of the competition."
Rohan Holt, President of LithoTechnics, remarked: "Fujifilm has a well-earned reputation for excellence, and we are very pleased to be working with their team of committed and knowledgeable professionals." Holt added, "We see Metrix as a natural addition to Fujifilm's impressive array of workflow products, and we look forward to working together to advance the objective of print production automation."
The Metrix family, for Mac OS X and Windows, includes Mini Metrix, for the smaller print shop, in 21" and 30" versions, with imposed PDF output. Metrix Commercial, for the general commercial printer, accommodates sheet sizes of up to 144" and outputs imposed PDF, JDF/PDF, or Preps templates, along with export of CIP3 and JDF cutting and folding data. Metrix Ganging, for gang run printers, automatically imposes up to 160 products per sheet, and Metrix Max, the top of the range, includes the complete functionality of all editions. Metrix Commercial, Ganging, and Max are also available with multiple user site licenses, and the whole Metrix family is available in English, German, and Spanish.
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