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IPEX: Creo Shows Staccato Screening Software

Press release from the issuing company

IPEX 2002 BIRMINGHAM, UK -- April 18, 2002 -- Creo is demonstrating how printers can derive the most value from their investment in Creo prepress technology through the use of Staccato(r) FM Screening software. FM screening is a digital screening process that converts images into very small dots of equal size and variable spacing. These tiny dots are more efficient at absorbing and reflecting light and produce a larger gamut than AM screens, creating a more continuous or photographic-like quality in the final printed piece. The award-winning SQUAREspot(tm) thermal imaging heads from Creo provide such consistency that Staccato (FM) screening software is an everyday production-ready, pressroom reality. Creo has recently developed the finest FM screening solution ever with 10-micron screens. Staccato(r) FM screening software is one of the key components of the Value in Print initiative. Staccato improves color stability on press and enhances efficiency by enabling the elimination of spot colors. Staccato screening resolves fine image detail in presswork, while eliminating halftone rosettes and screening moir/. Combined with the imaging precision of SQUAREspot(tm) thermal heads, Staccato delivers unrivaled consistency and quality to proof and plate. Staccato software meets the stability and quality needs of sheet fed and web offset printers and has gained recognition in commercial, publications, direct mail, packaging and newspaper printing. Staccato FM screens can be reliably proofed on Creo Spectrum digital halftone proofing devices, and proofed for color on Creo Iris(r) inkjet proofers. Staccato software is printing live at IPEX in the Komori stand (#160, hall 9) and in the MAN Roland stand (#551, hall 17). See the gallery of print samples produced using Staccato FM screening software at the Creo stand (#650, hall 4). Creo color experts are making presentation on how FM screening can help realize Value in Print being made throughout IPEX at the Creo stand from April 9-17 in Birmingham, UK. For more information, visit www.creo.com.