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Markzware Solution Providers To Demo Automated Workflow At Drupa

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SANTA ANA, California -11 March 2004 - The year 2004 marks Markzware's 10-year anniversary of service to the global graphic arts, printing and digital multimedia industries as the leader in preflight solutions. Drupa 2004 will be Markzware's third time as an exhibitor at the mega-print event, and Markzware will demonstrate the evolution of its solutions beyond the traditional preflight realm. Markzware's theme for drupa 2004 is, "Quality Print Results With Technology You Can Trust." To educate the market on ensuring error-free and output-ready PDF creation, Markzware will be showcasing its quality control technology, including its full line of FlightCheck solutions (FlightCheck Professional 5.0, FlightCheck Workflow, and FlightCheck Online) at drupa in Hall 4, Stand A05. drupa Plans: Markzware and Partners (MASPs) At Markzware's exhibit in Hall 4, A05 a number of MASPs (Markzware Authorized Solution Providers; (http://www.markzware.com/masp) will host workstations demonstrating their award-winning applications and tool kits, along with a suite of partner workstations. Markzware's MASPs include technical partners, integrators and external consultants, and at drupa, several MASPSs will showcase very exciting solutions with full, robust and open workflow automation. CoDesCo GmbH, GRAPHit, ROI Distribution Ltd, Inpetto and Vio Worldwide Ltd. will all demonstrate their solutions based upon FlightCheck Professional, FlightCheck Workflow and/or FlightCheck Online technologies. CoDesCo GmbH, a Germany-based MASP, will be featuring several success stories of clients for whom they have implemented Markzware preflight and workflow solutions. In addition to these presentations, CoDesCo will also be showing its latest QuarkXPress XTensions. GRAPHit, a Dutch graphic media systems integrator, will unveil ROGER, a software solution based on Markzware's FlightCheck Workflow technology, that enables fully automated input control, including FlightCheck Professional as a key "Action Point" within the workflow layout. ROGER will be available in several languages and has already proven to be a great hit in The Netherlands with publishers and printers. ROI Distribution, a global UK-based VAR, focuses on providing innovative workflow, web, prepress and print solutions to the print and graphic arts markets. ROI is Markzware's UK distributor and the developer of Good2Print, a powerful workflow solution based upon Markzware's FlightCheck Workflow technology. Good2Print is a complete workflow solution, from source files like QuarkXPress and InDesign right through to automatic PDF creation. Inpetto, a MASP based in Austria and Germany, develops custom workflows as well as extensions for already existing workflow systems based on Markzware's applications and tool kits. Inpetto has developed Hermes Datacheck, a fully automatic data acceptance workflow for the pre-press sector based on Markzware's FlightCheck Workflow technology. Hermes, one of the first MASP solutions on the market, checks, corrects, rearranges and prints out jobs independently. Vio Worldwide and Markzware will jointly demonstrate their remote preflight and delivery solution for the publishing industry. Based on JDF exchange, this solution is comprised of Markzware's FlightCheck Online digital file inspection technology and Vio's digital document management and delivery system, which provides the preflight report and JDF-compliant job ticket to the publisher/recipient. This combined Vio-Markzware solution has already been successfully deployed by several publishers, including Reed Business Information (and J Jays Limited, their prepress supplier and service host) and the Periodical Publishers Association and Telegraph Group, publisher of The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph. Miranda Clegg, Group Marketing Director of Vio Worldwide, stated "Vio is delighted to be part of Markzware's exhibit at drupa to take the opportunity to demonstrate the excellent JDF-based solution that our companies have created to automate preflight inspection with digital delivery, improve efficiencies, reduce manual errors and ultimately save publishers money." Also at drupa, Markzware will present exciting news regarding FlightCheck Online (formerly known as MarkzNet), the first remote preflight application that provides quality control of digital jobs and assets over the Internet. FlightCheck Online is a server-based solution that enables prepress personnel, printers, publishers or any organization receiving a high volume of digital files from external or internal sources to check digital files against a customized set of preflight rules defined by the recipient. The sender is automatically notified of errors and required corrections before the job is submitted into the prepress workflow. XMLazarus Markzware will perform a technology demonstration of XMLazarus, a stand-alone and plug-in technology that enables content creators and their manufacturing partners to utilize proprietary digital documents in new ways. XMLazarus can extract data from both current and obsolete file formats into a new, XML-rich document with the original content, design, styles and layout preserved. The data may then be converted into other proprietary file formats with a Markzware plug-in utility or used in the many applications requiring XML data. According to David Dilling, Managing Director for Markzware Europe BV., "XMLazarus has the capability to convert all of the most widely used desktop publishing applications such as QuarkXPress, InDesign, PageMaker, Word, Publisher and others, to an XML-based format with a single drag-and-drop or batch process. XMLazarus is the first and only stand-alone technology that works across a broad spectrum of native applications and versions." Markzware's XMLazarus technology is available to OEMs, developers and other interested parties. JDF: The White Paper Other Markzware drupa announcements include a White Paper technical brief detailing Markzware's plans for implementing the important new JDF 1.2 standard specification. The publication will define Markzware's intentions to implement preflighting in the JDF 1.2 standard throughout its line of quality control and digital file management solutions.