2003 GATF's InterTech Awards AnnouncedSeptember 2003
Heidelberg's Stitchmaster ST 400 saddle stitcher features computer-driven, independent servo motors, mobile feeders and other enhancements to provide more productive and efficient operation. Its presets, automation and other productivity features have been shown to reduce makeready times by as much as 50 percent.
The Remote Director system from Integrated Color Solutions was the first display-based, contract proofing solution to be SWOP certified. Using proprietary color science and software technology, the system enables and verifies accurate, consistent viewing of color images on computer monitors in different locations from the same source file.
Kodak Polychrome Graphics' Matchprint Virtual Proofing System uses color science and specialized color transformations to provide accurate, consistent viewing of CMYK color reproduction via RGB displays. The system consists of high-end, customized CRT monitors, proprietary color management technologies and a suite of Web-based image viewing and collaboration tools from RealTimeImage.
The Komori Lithrone S40 sheetfed press provides a systems approach to printing by incorporating press automation and open systems architecture. The press comes equipped with Komori's Color Connection software suite.
RealTimeImage offers a platform for high-resolution, Internet-based streaming of images in graphic arts applications. It enables color-managed, Web-based proofing, approval and collaboration workflows.
Designed for digital finishing applications, the Xerox Booklet Maker produces a square-fold edge on saddle stitched booklets. Based on technology designed by Plockmatic International AB, the machine provides the look and feel of a perfect bound book, including preprinted color covers with text on the spine, at a fraction of the cost of perfect binding.