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Heidelberg Color Publishing Solutions (CPS) unveiled SAPHIR HiRes, a new single-pass, 42-bit color scanner employing a 10,500 pixel color CCD and offering dynamic range up to 3.6D. Heidelberg CPS and Canto Software announced that Canto's Cumulus media management solution will be bundled with the SAPHIR HiRes scanner, as well as the SAPHIR Ultra 2 scanner.
WAM!NET is now offering two new pricing programs: Value Bundles and automatic volume discounts. Through these programs, customers can achieve savings of 10 percent to 70 percent off the list prices for megabyte transmission fees, the officials said. WAM!NET also announced complete global access to its network with the shipping of its ISDN On!Ramp product and the Internet Gateway beta program, already in process.
Creo showcased a new calibration technology that enables accurate proofing of copydot files on the Heidelberg/Creo Trendsetter Spectrum and the Creo Proofsetter Spectrum digital halftone proofing devices. Creo's new calibration algorithm allows customers to alter the tonal curves of copydot data.
Agfa introduced the AiiS integrated image server, and also announced the launch of the AgfaJet RIP server and the availability of Agfa's P971 thermal plate to coincide with deliveries of its Galileo thermal CTP system. The P971 is a 1,064nm thermal plate featuring no prebake or postbake processing for run lengths up to 100,000 impressions. Agfa also announced the AgfaScan XY-15 high-end CCD scanner for multi-shift use in high-production environments.
At the Kodak Polychrome Graphics booth, the focus was on the launch of Kodak DryView recording film. DryView is a hard dot, negative acting, infrared sensitive, heat-developed film that uses a heat stable polyester base for dimensional stability.
By Marie Ranoia Alonso