2003 GATF’s InterTech Awards Announced

Esko-Graphics’ FastVariants is a suite of software tools and technologies for outputting the same file in multiple versions. It can resolve or detect specific problems that make a file unsuitable for double-burn production. All of the tools run in batch mode.

Goss International’s digitally controlled ink metering system eliminates the need for fountain blades. It can be mounted on new newspaper and commercial web offset presses, or retrofitted to older presses, even non-Goss units.

Magnapak, Heidelberg’s high-speed, multi-function newspaper insert packaging system, can be configured as an inserter, collator/polywrapper system, or as a combination of both. It delivers output speeds up to 30,000 cycles per hour, per delivery.

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.

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