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Intelligencer Announces Plant-Wide Adoption of High-Definition, Staccato Printing

Press release from the issuing company

(Lancaster, PA April 13, 2004) — Lancaster, PA-based Intelligencer Printing Company announced the implementation of its High-Definition printing process throughout its plant on all sheetfed and web presses. High-Definition printing utilizes the Creo's Staccato screen technology, which closely replicates the full gradient of tones in photographic images. The result is a dramatic improvement in color fidelity and detail resolution over conventional lithography printing. High-Definition printing makes vignettes and flat screen builds appear like solid PMS colors. It significantly enhances the rich detail in textiles, jewelry, furnishings and other product photography. "We've raised the quality bar," says Intelligencer vice president Dean Baker. "We've developed new plating curves and ink density targets and tested it on a multitude of coated and uncoated paper stocks. For critical color clients, we've even installed the Staccato software on our Kodak Approval digital proofing system." On March 23, Intelligencer formally announced its plant-wide adoption of High Definition at an educational seminar the company sponsored in Washington, D.C., held at the prestigious Army and Navy Club. On hand to explain the technical aspects and benefits of the staccato screening technology was Daniel Dejan, a well-known speaker, former creative director, and 28-year graphic arts veteran. Founded in 1794, Intelligencer Printing Company is one of the oldest operating commercial printers in the U.S. With annual sales of over $40 million, the company is well known for its high-end color work and its leadership in the adoption of new technologies. Intelligencer serves clients in many industry sectors, including retail, direct mail, financial, pharmaceutical and high-tech. In addition to sheetfed presses, the company also houses heatset web presses—all equipped with finishing lines—a full bindery, as well as a comprehensive mailing operation.