Riding DRUPA's Prepress Wave
CreoScitex will make its true debut at DRUPA 2000 in Dusseldorf, Germany. CreoScitex unites the prepress operations, products and services of Creo and Scitex.
Focused on the graphic arts marketplace, CreoScitex offers solutions including image capture systems; professional color and copydot scanning systems; digital front-end and variable information workflow solutions; ink-jet and digital halftone proofing solutions; computer-to-plate and computer-to-film devices; and imaging heads for digital offset applications. These are grouped into six primary product lines: input, workflow, proofing, output, imaging, and media and support.
The combined operation will continue to support all existing products for the foreseeable future. Mark Dance, executive vice president of Creo, leads the CreoScitex management team as president. Erez Meltzer, formerly of Scitex, has assumed the role of CEO of Creo Products and president of CreoScitex Ltd., in Israel. While Creo's corporate headquarters will remain in Vancouver, BC, the global operations of CreoScitex will be managed from both Vancouver and Herzlia, Israel.
As the transition progresses, company officials report, graphic arts professionals will continue to see such familiar Scitex products as Brisque, Dolev, EverSmart, Iris, Leaf, Lotem, and Creo products including the PDF-workflow Prinergy, Renaissance and Trendsetter, among others. The officials note that the following Creo products will be shown and demonstrated at DRUPA.
Creo and Heidelberg will introduce a new generation of four- and eight-page Trendsetter platesetting devices. The new Trendsetter product line will consist of three families: Trendsetter 74, Trendsetter 3230+ and Trendsetter 3244+. Each model will be offered with a variety of options to facilitate customization.
Creo will introduce the Renaissance II Plus copydot scanning system. The newest member of the Renaissance family joins the Renaissance and Renaissance II scanning systems, which were introduced in 1996 and 1999, respectively. Making its debut at DRUPA 2000, the Renaissance II Plus is faster than the Renaissance II at bringing halftone film into a digital, CTP workflow.