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Heidelberg announces more productive prepress software for the whole Digimaster portfolio

Press release from the issuing company

March 11, 2004 -- Heidelberg announced today the new Prinect Document Mastering 1.0 software solution that will give print businesses evengreater digital prepress productivity employing its family of Digimaster print systems. Prinect Document Mastering 1.0 digital prepress software, which will be available to customers through Heidelberg market centers worldwide beginning in April, is designed to improve efficiency and versatility in addressing a wide range of document printing applications on all Digimaster devices (Digimaster 9110, 9110cp, 9150i). Built on the industry-standard Adobe Acrobatsoftware, the new software solution enables easy sharing of PDF documents — regardless of the application they were originally created in. It also provides one workflow solution for both color and black-and-white document assembly, reinforcing Heidelberg’s commitment to enhance customers’ workflows in both digital color and digital black-and white printing. “Prinect Document Mastering 1.0 software is a cutting-edge application that will greatly enhance the Digimaster product family’s capabilities and dramatically reduce scan- and make-ready time for print providers,“ said Leonard Christopher, vice president of workflow solutions, Heidelberg's Digital Print Solution Center. “This version of the software also brings us ever closer to the JDF industry standard, by enabling workflow management to provide process reliability and flexibility.“ The new Prinect Document Mastering software incorporates the popular functionality of Imagesmart Document Mastering software and offers additional capabilities for greater productivity. - Employing the image editor, users can edit a color image embedded in a PDF document, including enhancing the image’s color content and assigning an ICC profile. - An expanded tab creation tool enables users to create tab labels from PDF bookmarks, expanding on the powerful cut- and bleed-tab creation capabilities of the existing software. - More page features provided in the software enable hybrid jobs, including the ability to define color inserts by tagging pages as color, as well as defining color pages as “do not print,” giving operators exact control over which pages are produced across color and black-and-white devices. - Users can print one or more PDF documents within a folder without opening documents, employing the individual document job tickets or specifying a job ticket template to apply across all documents in the batch — for both print-on-demand fulfillment and variable-print PDF applications. - Integrated paper catalog management allows users to add, modify and delete papers, as well as add and delete paper attribute values — and customize the display order of papers in the catalog based on their needs. Licensees can share the software for in-house and customer use in the Prinect Document Mastering 1.0 SE mode. This mode gives the user access to all of the functionality of the software, with the ability to proof watermarked output at the printer — and driving greater collaboration between print providers and customers by enabling the customer to perform initial job set-up and soft-copy proofing. The new software will be available beginning in April. Prices will be given on request from the regional sales organizations.