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Lucid Dream Introduces Macintosh Version of I-Trap Software

Press release from the issuing company

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL, September 29, 2003-Lucid Dream Software, developer of the TIFF/ITflow and OnTimeProof software solutions, will introduce a Macintosh version of I-Trap, the first major upgrade for Harlequin in-RIP trapping, at Graph Expo, Booth 4548.. The Macintosh version of the I-Trapping software system will allow users to RIP a file on a PC workstation, then trap it on a Macintosh system. I-Trap is ideal for a wide range of print shops and printing applications including package, large format, and high quality print jobs. "This version of I-Trap provides the best of both worlds for today's printers, while enhancing print quality, cost savings and workflow flexibility," says David Lewis, president, Lucid Dream Software. "Combining Global Graphic's SDK plug-in for the Harlequin RIP with our sophisticated trapping technology, the I-Trap software system meets the demand for a reliable trapping solution for computer-to-plate, as well as the need for a workflow solution for both conventional page layout and PDF production." The I-Trap Trapping system is a raster-based solution that offers both automated in-RIP and interactive trapping in a single easy-to-use, off-the-shelf package. Ideal for all size print shops, I-Trap simplifies operations, increases productivity, and achieves high-quality trapping-all at a cost-effective price I-Trap integrates easily within a Harlequin workflow environment, has independent trap parameter settings, and features a Harlequin native interface. The plug-in works with virtually any vendor's ScriptWorks RIP and provides high-quality trapping for both PostScript and PDF workflows. The I-Trap Interactive Viewer lets users interact directly with the trapping settings and quickly see the results. The Viewer includes a page manager, an information manager, a graphic configuration tool, and page preview. The "Trap-on-the-Fly" feature allows users to quickly preview the results of their custom settings for all of the parameters including miter trapping, ink control behavior, trap widths, and image and gradient trapping. The I-Trap user interface is well-designed and easy to use. Lucid Dream also provides an easy-to-use import wizard for additional file formats such as Heidelberg Delta, TIFF/IT-P1, and others. I-Trap installs as an integral part of a Harlequin RIP on the PC platform. I-Trap supports Heidelberg Delta, ArtQuest Crescendo, and TIFF/IT-P1 files. The price for I-Trap is $4695. Lucid Dream's Trapping Web site (www.trapping.org) offers a free demonstration download of a limited version of I-Trap as well as additional information on the product's features and benefits, and on trapping in gener al.