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The Archetype Applications Division of Bitstream released MediaBank Enterprise Edition, a supercharged MediaBank, and InterSep OPI version 2.5. Canto released version 4.0 of its Cumulus image management software. And Imation Enterprises showed a brand asset management system featuring a centralized image database server and customized hardware and software configurations.
Polaroid's PolaProof Catches The Eye of Agfa's Galileo.
The prepress proof produced by Polaroid's digital halftone proofing solution, PolaProof, has caught the attention of prepress giant Agfa Div., Bayer Corp.
Agfa's Rick Littrell, senior product line manager for CTP output systems worldwide marketing, sat alongside Polaroid's Betty LaBaugh, marketing and communications manager, Richard Close, vice president and general manager, and other Polaroid executives at a press conference for the PolaProof and the company's two latest product launches:
Polaroid DryJet II, the next generation DryJet proofing system, and Pressto!, a suite of proofing software.
Agfa's digital platesetter, Galileo, works well in tandem with the Pola-Proof, Agfa's Littrell and Polaroid's Close stated during a press conference. The Galileo/PolaProof combo is currently employed at United Lithograph, in Somerville, MA. Littrell reports Agfa is looking forward to continued teamings of the Polaroid PolaProof and the Agfa Galileo.
Here's a Sampling of Products That Made Their Debut.
Creo Products announced SQUAREspot, the new trademark for its thermal imaging technology. Cymbolic Sciences showcased the LightJet 5030 medium-format printer. DuPont profiled Croma-Net color technology and the Digital WaterProof AX4.
Epson America announced the EPSON Stylus Pro 5000 digital color proofing solution. Extensis unveiled version 2.0 of Preflight Pro and Preflight Designer. Fuji announced the introduction of the
CelebraNT RIP, featuring Fujifilm's screening technology and incorporating an Adobe PostScript 3 interpreter, and also launched the Fujifilm C-550 flatbed scanner.
Harlequin announced ScriptWorks 5.0, a software RIP management system to implement PostScript Language Level 3 operators. Hermstedt launched Business Plus ISDN. Hewlett-Packard introduced the HP DesignJet 3000CP Series printers. Kodak Professional showcased the Kodak 8657 thermal printer. Scitex unveiled its Ripro Server 5000, FinalTouch software for automatic retouching of scanned images and a new symmetric multiple processor addition to its Brisque Impose DFEs.