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October 3, 1997

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SCREEN and KOMORI form Strategic Alliance to Integrate Prepress, Press and Postpress Process

Kyoto, Japan -- Dainippon Screen Manufacturing Co. Ltd. of Japan, and Komori Corporation, Japan, have announced an alliance whereby the two powerhouses sell combine efforts in the implementation of CIP3.

Beginning in early 1997, Screen and Komori began working together to assure that information such as ink consumption data generated by preress systems in a PostScript based syntax could be used in press and postpress control systems. Soon, they will begin with assuring that the register marks, cutting and folding data will also be usable in press and postpress control systems. The First Screen implementation of CIP3 was in TaigaSPACE workflow automation systems. Screen's TaigaSPACE will provide press control system that are able to support the Print Production Format data of CIP3 with the necessary image and administration data for calculating the required settings for individual plate print units on Komori Presses.

The CIP3 Print Production Format is vital for smooth data-flow now that preress, press and post-press are becoming more of an integrated process. Screen will offer this module for its existent and future TaigaSPACE users, the majority of those existing users being printers.

TaigaSPACE provides the most advanced capabilities available for automated production of PostScript page, including data management, high speed trapping and imposition, color management, page assembly, image retouching and output. TaigaSPACE can output directly to recorders, platesetters or proofers and now also to press control system via the CIP3 PPF format.


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