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Client-Based PDF Creation Introduced for OnTimeProof

Press release from the issuing company

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL, March 31, 2004- PDF Connect, an Internet-enabled PDF creation and preflighting printer driver, has been introduced by Lucid Dream Software for use with OnTimeProof, the company's softproofing and remote approval management system. Easy to use and configure, PDF Connect makes highly efficient workflows a reality for virtually any print service application-from corporate in-plant and quick printing to digital printing and CTP-while boosting productivity and minimizing costs. PDF Connect, which incorporates Global Graphics' Jaws PDF CourierÅ, includes Jaws PDF creation and Enfocus Pitstop preflighting technologies, places PDF file creation and preflighting upstream in the hands of customers. Using a special printer driver, customers can turn a native file into a PDF file and send it to a commercial printer via the Internet, all in one simple "Print" operation. The Printer Driver can be customized to the print service provider's exact specification, assuring that the PDF file can be printed while reducing rework and downtime. In addition, by letting customers create their own PDF files, print service providers need only upgrade their PDF editing tools, instead of having to continually upgrade software to match customers' requirements, cutting costs.