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Polkadots Announces New Workflow Automation Modules

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Montreal, Canada – April 26, 2004 – Polkadots Software Inc., a leading prepress workflow developer, specializing in workflow automation for Harlequin RIP technology, announces that it will be launching to a worldwide market 4 automation modules for its powerful, cost-effective workflow solution PrePage-it in Hall 9, Booth D63 at drupa 2004. * PAIR-it 1.5 – Automated page-pairing software for PrePage-it workflow users. PAIR-it combines the automation and power that PrePage-it users have come to expect along with the ease of use that PrePage-it users love. PAIR-it allows for unlimited multiple zones and multiple editions, compensates for web growth, mirrors and rotates any plates, sets priorities and much more. PAIR-it can use PS templates from existing imposition programs or even templates made from QuarkXPress, InDesign, etc. * FOLD-it 2.0 - Automated digital blue line proofing system for catalog and book printers. FOLD-it takes RIPed flats in 1-bit TIFF format that have been imposed by Creo Preps and automatically “de-imposes” them (i.e. divides them back into individual pages, and then outputs printed page proofs as well as individual page soft proofs). As a result, when you print the pages double-sided, it will have the effect of recreating the final printed document after it comes off the press, folded and trimmed. Fold-it version 2 works with Preps in the following workflows: Apogee, Xenith, PrePage-it and any other workflow capable of generating 1-bit TIFF. * MOVE-it 1.2 - Automate processes, save time and money. As the name implies, MOVE-it automates file moving, copying and sending to ftp or network based servers. Not only can MOVE-it automate the moving of files but it also automates tasks such as file renaming, using commands for applications that support command line instructions as well as a very powerful load balancing feature for PrePage-it users. * AD-it 2.0 - Automated Ad Pagination for newspapers using Layout 8000. Manual ad placement is a very labor-intensive process for the newspaper industry, which is eliminated with AD-it. AD-it interfaces seamlessly with Layout-8000 (SCS) then automatically places the RIPed ads in the correct ad space. Also, since AD-it allows the newspaper to RIP all their ads early on in the process, they can repair costly page failures long before deadline. “PrePage-it was launched to a global market at drupa 2000,” says Gilles Duhamel, Polkadots President, “and we are pleased to be back to show the world once again that automated, powerful workflow technology doesn’t have to cost a lot in order to be the best. We have had a lot of success over the past 4 years and we are back at drupa 2004 to show the latest PrePage-it Automation Modules as well as show the world the new look and feel of PrePage-it 5 scheduled for release this autumn.” The PrePage-it Workflow is a plug and play database driven solution built upon Harlequin RIP technology. PrePage-it allows users to print from any popular Macintosh or Windows applications and RIP pages up-front, saving time and detecting potential problems early in the process. It includes a wealth of compression, automation, proofing, organization and imposition functionalities.