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KPG releases Universal ScatterProof 1.5 from Ultimate Technographics

Press release from the issuing company

Montreal, Canada, September 22nd, 2003 – Ultimate Technographics Inc, a leading prepress workflow software developer, is pleased to announce the release of Kodak Approval Universal ScatterProof version1.5, which automates and enhances Kodak Approval print proofing workflows. Universal ScatterProof is based on Ultimate product technology, including Full Plate for minimizing consumable waste when printing to proofers or platesetters and imagesetters. Full Plate, Ultimate’s popular and unique media optimization solution provides users the ability to mix various size PS, PDF, EPS, TIFF files as well as imposed signatures on the same media for proofing or imaging. Full Plate supports a composite and separated workflow and provides two innovative ways to gang files, either hot folder automated ganging, or drag and drop files onto a virtual sheet. Universal ScatterProof was customized to meet the special needs of Kodak Approval customers by enhancing Ultimate Full Plate to support additional workflow capabilities, including: • TIFF/IT support • Enhanced workflow automation • Color mapping • Expanded PostScript filter list • User interface modifications Robert Dumas, Director of Product Management, Ultimate Technographics, “Kodak and Kodak Polychrome Graphics recognized the advantages of our very unique media optimization product, Full Plate. Appreciating our vast experience engineering imposition products for print industry leaders, Kodak engaged Ultimate to modify Full Plate for their specific needs for the Kodak Approval system market”. He continues “ After working with Kodak engineers we successfully released Universal ScatterProof to Kodak’s exacting standards and extended the capability of the Kodak Approval Proofing System, resulting in more efficient proofing and print workflows for KPG customers. Universal ScatterProof is an example of a combined hardware and software product success story that keeps customers satisfied and loyal”. Jerry Willer, Worldwide Product Manager, Kodak Polychrome Graphics, stated  “The Kodak Approval System is respected as one of the most accurate and versatile color proofing methods in the world, so we needed an equally accomplished software workflow solution to complement it’s capabilities. Universal ScatterProof, by Ultimate Technographics, based on their Full Plate product, provides a great blend of functionality and automation to ensure our customers get the most value from their Kodak Approval investment”.