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St. Johns Press Combines Lucid Dream and Heidelberg For Digital Workflow

Press release from the issuing company

HOFFMAN ESATES, IL, October 1, 2003-St. John's Press, one of the Southeast's leading commercial printers, recently announced that it is installing a new digital workflow system at its production plant in Jacksonville, FL. The installation marks the first time that Lucid Dream's OnTimeProof collaborative softproofing and remote approval management system and Heidelberg's SignaStation and Meta Dimension RIP workflow solution will be combined in a digital workflow. St. John's Press expects the new workflow system to increase productivity by about 20-25 percent. "St. John's Press has a reputation for using today's most advanced printing technology to bring its clients the highest quality printing and the most efficient service possible," says Joe Sabol, president, St. John's Press. "Upgrading to the new digital workflow system, along with our advanced CTP capabilities, will boost productivity significantly while generating new business for the company." Lucid Dream's OnTimeProof softproofing and remote approval management system features "online imposition proofing," which allows users to produce online page-based proofs directly from the final imposed signatures. Complete automation is achieved through JDF support, while accuracy is generated by processing the actual platemaking files. The automation eases the production burden at the printer's and the accuracy instills confidence for both printer and client. "OnTimeProof's online imposition proofing is a virtual color Dylux," says David Lewis, president, Lucid Dream.  "It eliminates steps in the production process, significantly reduces costs, and provides printers with a tool to help market their services. It also helps generate new clients and enhance revenues by increasing interaction with existing clients," he adds.