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Futuristic digital workflow automation today


									Futuristic digital workflow automation today
    The advent of desktop publishing has given editorial and
design professionals greater control over illustration, image
manipulation, and page layout. Some processes, however, are
likely to remain in the domain of the printer despite advances in
desktop publishing. For example, trapping and imposition
parameters often vary according to the particular press used,
a detail that may not be known until the very last moment.
    Unfortunately, most attempts to automate this kind of work
have taken a sequential, single-user approach better suited to
creative processes. For example, one might have to lay out every
page in a long document before any of it could be imposed or
the signatures imaged. Or one might have to trap an entire job
all over again because of a minor editorial change.
    TaigaSPACE changes all this. It’s designed to accept huge
quantities of page data from DTP systems and produce
professionally trapped and imposed output. Automatically, in the
background, according to user-defined rules. Faster than ever
before, thanks to the powerful, open-architecture UNIX systems
on which it runs. And, most importantly, with the flexibility to
deal with real-world production conditions.
    TaigaSPACE offers futuristic digital workflow automation in
a system designed to mesh perfectly with today’s DTP networks.
It performs crucial tasks, such as OPI, trapping, and imposition
as batch processes in the background so that operators can
concentrate on other work. Options include color calibrated
proofing, plate output, and special features for package printing.
    “Taiga” means “great river” in Japanese, and production is
indeed like a river. By the time you get downstream, the current
can be swift and treacherous. So if you’re starting to feel like
you’re caught between the shores without a paddle, take a few
moments to check out the powerful productivity features of the
TaigaSPACE system.

         System Overview
         The Platform
             TaigaSPACE systems run on powerful industry standard UNIX workstations. These workstations
         offer many advantages, such as high speed, full multitasking capabilities, and open-system architecture.
         They come equipped with single or multiple CPUs, as well as massive memory and internal disk
         capacity. Expandable disk arrays can be used to expand storage space and a variety of archiving media
         are supported.
             TaigaSPACE workstations can be linked to each other by means of Ethernet or Fast Ethernet
         networks. TaigaSPACE can also provide online links to a variety of file servers, support stations, and
         other computer peripherals.
             With the aid of network interface software, operators at Macintosh™ computers or PC-
         compatible computers running on the Windows95™ OS (hereafter referred to as Windows
         computers) can send PostScript™, EPS, DCS, and TIFF format files directly over the network to
         TaigaSPACE hard disks. TaigaSPACE systems also accept Screen and Scitex CEPS files.

         Configuration Options
             Providing a seamless link to today’s DTP systems, TaigaSPACE features an open system
         architecture that makes input and output easy even with a variety of different devices. Input can be
         made from a variety of DTP systems and applications, such as Adobe PageMaker™ and
         QuarkXPress™. TaigaSPACE recognizes and accepts designer preferences in page data from these
         programs. Of course, TaigaSPACE also makes it easy to add and modify prepress instructions later on.
             Output devices compatible with TaigaSPACE include the FT-R, DT-R, and MT-R series film
         recorders, the TrueRite digital color proofer, the TE-R1070 laser dye removal film recorder (known as
         the Mojave 1070 in the US), the PlateRite digital plate recorder, and the E-Print 1000 digital printer.
         Output from the system passes through the TaigaEDGE T-RIP500/700 dot generator, which performs
         high-speed halftone dot generation on-the-fly during output. TaigaSPACE can also output pages and
         signatures to PostScript compatible devices.

         Color Management
             TaigaMatch color management software ensures consistent color across devices throughout the
         TaigaSPACE production environment. It offers a color conversion system that provides greater color
         accuracy thanks to its CIE standard color space support and utilization of color gamut mapping
         technology developed by Screen. What’s more, TaigaMatch can support two or more profiles for each
         device it controls.

                                     TAIGA Server
                                                                                                                                             TaigaPrint               QuarkXPress
                                                                                                                                            Instructions About :
                                                                                                                                               Output Device

                                                                                                                                                        Prepress        Low res
                                                                                                                       Desktop Scanner                Instructions   proxy images
                                                                                                                                                         PS file
                                                                                                                                                                                     PS file
                                                                                                        Digital Camera


    For today’s digital workflows, a good server isn’t just a good idea, it’s a necessity.                                                            Taiga
With the huge amounts of data being processed, users need a system which tags                  High-end scanner
                                                                                                                           Image                     Server

                                                                                                                            data                                                Proxy
and directs the many different pieces of information involved in a given job.                                                                                                   sharing

TaigaSPACE’s TaigaServer is such a system, a digital server offering the very                                                               TaigaServer                Job
latest in advanced automation to handle all the complexity of the modern                                                                                 OPI
work environment.                                                                                                                                                    prepress
    TaigaServer runs on high-speed industry standard UNIX workstations,                  recorder
                                                                                                        TaigaEDGE                                                                         OPI

which feature full multi-tasking capabilities and open system architecture.
Macintosh and Windows computers can be attached to these workstations as                                                                                      aSPA CE
                                                                                              Platesetter       Proofer
clients while the UNIX machines themselves can act both as production
workstations and as the base for backgrounded server operations.
    Server tasks which take place in the background include tracking of job progress,
tagging and correct placement of job data, and output queuing. Automating these tasks                       printing

reduces time spent checking job progress, hunting for data, and monitoring queues. And                                                                RIP
these functions are just the tip of the iceberg.
    TaigaServer also features a variety of advanced prepress functions that reduce the amount of                                                  Image-
time spent by operators on processing; the server performs such tasks automatically as batch processes in
the background. TaigaServer also eliminates the need for dedicated stations for imposition and other similar tasks,
since it can all be done right in TaigaSPACE.
    TaigaServer’s advanced functions include auto trapping and auto imposition, which can be executed in the background according to rule selections
made at the Macintosh. Overprints and knockouts can also be auto-generated in the background. Operators at the Macintosh or Taiga workstation
simply select the desired trapping rules, overprint type, and imposition setup and then send a print instruction to the server for processing.
    All further processing is done in the background, leaving the operator and workstation free for other tasks. What’s more, since job data is handled
in an object oriented format, last-minute changes are easy. Even late signature changes and text corrections require little effort, since TaigaServer
impositions job data on the fly as it sends it to the RIP.
    TaigaServer provides full OPI image substitution, automatically generating low-resolution proxies when images are input and replacing them with
their high-resolution originals just before output, so job data is smaller and easier to handle during layout. A similar process can be used to replace
PostScript vignettes with high-quality TaigaSPACE vignettes at output. This eliminates problems with color banding without complicating the
workflow or taking any additional time.
    PostScript color printers and imagesetters are supported by TaigaServer, and imposed data can be output via TaigaEDGE to any device connected
to the TaigaSPACE system. Since all Screen devices can be accessed by the same RIP, data integrity is practically assured. Jobs can also be output as
PostScript data for use in other systems.
    The icing on the cake is that all of this sophisticated functionality is available in a scalable architecture that allows users to start small and build up
more functionality as their needs increase. The starter TaigaGTP module provides OPI, output server functionality, and network support, and can be
upgraded to include more advanced TaigaSPACE features as desired.
                         Batch Processing                               Last-Minute Changes with Little Delay

             TaigaServer can batch process jobs in the background         Since all these batch processes are executed just prior
        according to instructions sent from the Macintosh            to output and processed page data is held in an object-
        clients. Available batch processing includes auto-prepress   oriented format, images, tints, and even individual letters
Disk    processing, spreads and chokes, and high-resolution          can be modified anytime prior to output with no extra
        silhouetting. Impositioning is also handled as a batch       fuss. TaigaSPACE makes the PostScript code fully
        process in the background, performed just before output.     editable, so there is no need to return the data to the
        This makes it easy to accommodate sudden changes of          Macintosh or Windows computer’s original application
        press or paper size.                                         for alterations. This saves valuable time and prevents the
                                                                     network tie-ups that may occur when massive data files
             OPI and Advanced Print Queueing                         are being transferred.
                                                                          Tags in the display allow the operator to discern
             TaigaServer can send data from a scanner to image       quickly where specific processes have been applied,
        storage automatically, generating low-resolution proxies     reducing wasted time during correction. The parameters
        for layout use at the same time. These low-resolution        shown on the tags can even be altered to fine-tune the
        proxies are replaced prior to output with the original       application of a given process.
        high-resolution versions. Printing queues and progress
        can also be monitored with the aid of TaigaServer. The
                                                                                          Data Control
        order of jobs in the queue can be altered and unneeded
        jobs can be removed from the queue with little effort.            TaigaShare allows total control and monitoring of
                                                                     several networked Taiga workstations. It allows users to
         Outstanding Data Security and Expandability                 check what each connected workstation is being used for,
                                                                     and automatically distributes job data across the various
             TaigaSPACE can be equipped with high-volume data
                                                                     workstations’ disk space.
        storage disk arrays. These disk arrays are equipped with
                                                                     TaigaShare also provides
        RAID5, so data can be recovered even in the unlikely
                                                                     full control of job data
        event of a crash. Extra data storage space, workstations,
                                                                     across the networked
        and Macintosh or Windows computers for design and
                                                                     workstations, so job
        layout can easily be added to enlarge the system.
                                                                     tracking is easy even
                                                                     when data is stored in
                                                                     several places.

                Processing & Data Flow

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                        TaigaSPACE is an open system that accepts a wide variety of file
                   formats and processes them as desired by the user. Among the file formats
                   TaigaSPACE accepts are PostScript language files from desktop
                   applications such as QuarkXPress and Adobe PageMaker; CMYK TIFF,
                   Gray TIFF, DCS, Scitex™ CT, and Screen CT files from desktop
                   systems; and page files generated on the TaigaSPACE system. All images
                   undergo OPI processing when the files are first loaded, and auto picture
                   replacement is activated when the pages are queued for output. OPI is
                   available for both Macintosh and Windows computers, and even for
                   Scitex CT files.
                        Artwork in EPS format can be imported to TaigaSPACE from
                   desktop graphics programs like Adobe Illustrator™ and Macromedia
                   FreeHand™. In addition, links to traditional design environments are
                   provided by TaigaPrep and TaigaLine, which can be used to digitize
Open Modular       hardcopy layouts and tint scanned line art. Screen LW files can also be
                   imported into the system and processed as raster or vector data.
System Design           TIFF and Screen CT image files are processed as is, but all other
                   vector page and graphics files (including PS, EPS, and Screen PG files)
                   are converted into the TaigaSPACE system’s page object format upon
                   entry to the system. This page object format is an object-oriented format
                   that allows design elements from PostScript applications, CEPS and the
                   system’s own upstream modules to be edited, mixed on the page, and
                   imposed on the same signature. TaigaSPACE’s page object format
                   preserves all page elements as separate objects, so editing is easy at any
stage of processing. TaigaSPACE also                                     Application Modules
supports Harlequin™ Display List                                              The TaigaSPACE system includes a variety of software modules
Technology (HDLT).                                                       that can be purchased together or separately as desired. Multiple
     All page and document data can                                      software modules can be installed on a single workstation, or
be collected and handled as a                                            individual modules can be used separately at dedicated
TaigaSPACE “job”, defined by the                                         workstations.
user when the first page element is                                           The essential back-end modules of TaigaSPACE provide tools
imported to TaigaSPACE. Once a                                           for tasks such as prepress finishing, imposition, and film output.
given project has been assigned a job                                    The optional front-end modules provide design and editorial
name, any subsequent data filed to                                       functions such as page layout, image retouching, and text
that job is automatically tagged and                                     composition. Some of TaigaSPACE’s many modules are described
grouped to the job by the system. It’s easy to check job status at any   below. Note that module functionality is updated frequently, so
time to confirm what steps have yet to be made. Graphical displays       these descriptions may prove inadequate in some cases.
make information obvious at a glance, leaving the user with more
time to handle whatever processing is required.
                                                                                            Back-end Processing Software
     Pages which have undergone prepress processing on the
                                                                         TaigaPress           Handles prepress processing, including trapping,
TaigaSPACE system can be converted to PostScript and output by
                                                                                              overprinting, imposition and other tasks; also allows
a PostScript compatible device. TaigaSPACE even supports output                               text input
of fully imposed signatures on large format output devices. Data         TaigaPrint           Enables job creation and selection of auto-prepress
can also be formatted for use on the Internet, saved directly to disk,                        settings, imposition settings, and output device at
or even transferred to other systems across high-speed ISDN lines                             Macintosh client computers
with the aid of TaigaTransfer.                                           TaigaPrintServer     Processes settings from TaigaPrint for job output
     In other words, with TaigaSPACE, a single data set can be used      TaigaCardesLink      Links TaigaSPACE to Cardes 617 for package design
in a wide variety of ways. And with its input and output flexibility,
                                                                                            Front-end Processing Software
TaigaSPACE offers the user complete computer information
management as well as data integrity across the workflow. As a           TaigaPrep            Digitizes hardcopy layouts and simple graphics

result, TaigaSPACE is perfect for a variety of systems and uses, from    TaigaLine            Handles linework processing, also editing and tinting
                                                                                              scanned line art
spot-color printing and remote proofing to CTP.
                                                                         TaigaMask            Creates complex cutout masks

Computer to Plate                                                        TaigaPage Layout     Provides full-featured page layout

     TaigaSPACE is perfect for computer to plate (CTP) work. For         TaigaPage Retouch Handles image retouching
example, one of TaigaSPACE’s many input options is CopyDot, in
                                                                                                   Support Modules
which screened material is scanned in and reproduced dot by dot.
                                                                         Job Utility          Offers centralized data and process management
This is especially useful for CTP jobs where a portion of a current
                                                                         TaigaSignature       Imposition software which allows the use of multiple
job has already been output to film at the correct screening for
                                                                                              different signatures in the same job
some previous job. OPI, last minute changes, and all the other
                                                                         TaigaShare and       Provide distributed data management and archiving
TaigaSPACE data handling advantages are available for Screen’s           Archive Manager      over a network of TaigaSPACE workstations
fully integrated digital CTP system too, of course. What’s more,         TaigaMatch           Handles color management for TaigaSPACE
TaigaSPACE will soon support the CIP3 ink density system for
                                                                         TaigaTransfer        Allows transfer of data between Taiga and
Heidelberg presses.                                                                           Macintosh systems.


                            TaigaSPACE allows pages
                       from different systems and in
                       different file formats to be mixed
                       on the same signature. Files
                       imported from various PostScript
                       applications can be combined with pages from the system’s front-end
                       processing modules or from other Screen systems.

                       Unprecedented Flexibility
                            Even after assignment to a signature, pages and page elements can
                       be edited without being returned to the original application or
                       reimpositioned. Knowledge of PostScript code is not necessary for
                       making changes to imposed files. TaigaSPACE’s page object format
                       makes the PostScript data fully editable at any stage of the workflow.
                            Signature patterns can easily be modified or replaced at any time
                       prior to output. Imposed pages automatically reflow when changes are
                       made to the existing signature, so signature schemes can be adjusted
                       quickly and accurately even when press conditions change at the last
                            Complete pages, reader’s spreads or full signatures can be output
                       easily. Separations can be ganged up on the same film to save time and
                       materials when only a small number of pages is being output. Plate
                       signatures for CTP are available as well, of course.

Imposition Scheme
Applied on Output
Signature Patterns & Printer’s Marks                                      PostScript file
     Commonly used
                                                                           Page 1
signature patterns are

                                                                           Page 8
included as templates in the                                                                              1       16    13        4

system library. Templates can

be used as is or altered to
                                                                          PostScript file
create custom signatures.                                                                            8        9    12        5
                                                                           Page 9
     A wide range of

parameters, including
margins, page orientation,

page numbering, creep,

bleeds, and spine allowance
can be set when defining signature patterns.                                                             3        14    15       2
     An assortment of printer’s marks are also included with the
system. These include different types of register, fold, and cut
marks. To position printer’s marks on the signature, the user need
only drag and drop them onto the desired spot.
     The signature pattern display clearly shows printer’s marks,      Imposing
                                                                       Multi-page Files          6       11       10     7
margins, page orientation, and other parameters. Front and back
flats are displayed simultaneously to help operators designate the
proper page order. Control strips in EPS format can also be          Page Assignment
added to the signatures.                                                  Building a signature is also easy. Pages are selected one at a
                                                                     time from the page list window and dragged and dropped onto
Support for Multiple Signatures                                      the appropriate spot on the imposition. When a multi-page
     The optional TaigaSignature module lets users select more       PostScript file is placed on the imposition, the pages are
than one signature for a given job. This is especially useful when   automatically assigned in sequence, following the pre-designated
fold-out pages or other specially-sized pages are included in the    numbering scheme. Jobs of up to 256 pages are supported.
flow of a long document. With TaigaSignature, there is no need
to create more than one job to support such unusual formats.         Taiga Cardes Link
                                                                          TaigaSPACE can also accept
                                                                     package design data directly
                                                                     from Cardes 617 with the aid of
                                                                     TaigaCardesLink. TaigaSPACE
                                                                     applies step and repeat
                                                                     procedures to the package
                                                                     design data to create the most
                                                                     efficient imposition pattern for
                                                                     the desired plate size.

                    Prepress Processing

                            TaigaPress takes the tedium out of trapping and other prepress tasks
                       by handling them as fully automated batch processes. There’s no need for
                       the user to worry about complex prepress processing, since TaigaSPACE
                       can do it all. The system also provides interactive tools for prepress
                       finishing work.
                            The Auto Prepress module automatically generates traps, overprints,
                       and white or tinted outlines around type according to pre-defined rules.
                       Batch processing is conducted in the background at high speed, increasing
                       efficiency dramatically. Operators can custom designate parameters such as
                       trap dimension and outline width. To improve trapping quality when spot
                       colors are being used, the user can even create an appropriate set of custom
                       Auto Prepress trapping rules.

                       Checking Results
                             After Auto Prepress processing, elements that have been trapped can
                       be highlighted on the display for confirmation. TaigaPress simplifies
                       prepress result evaluation by using display tags that indicate where
                       processing has occurred on the page.
                             Once Auto Prepress processing is complete, prepress tags indicating
                       the type of processing that was applied and the page elements that were
                       affected appear on the page. Clicking on a tag displays a pop-up menu that
                       lists commands related to that particular process. This speeds command
                       selection and helps operators use the program more efficiently.
                             Operators can also modify Auto Prepress results. When trapping, for
                       instance, the operator need only select the trapping tool, click on two or
                       more overlapping elements, and then override the default trap width.
                       Objects can be partially trapped by manual selection as well.

Auto Prepress &
Interactive Tools
       K=100%                                                                                            Overprint
                                                                      TEXTTEXTTEXTTEXTTEXT                  An overprint is generated whenever the
                                                                      TEXTTEXTTEXTTEXTTEXT               dot value for the black separation is set to
       K<100%                                                         TEXTTEXTTEXTTEXTTEXT
                                                                                                         100% and the other process colors are set
                                                                                                         to 0%.
       White Outline                                                                                     K=100%; C, M and Y=0%
          A white outline is generated around text
       elements that overlap an image or tint
       whenever the dot value for the element’s                                                          Text-on-Tint Trap
       black separation has been set to 100%.
                                                                                                            A trap is generated where a line element
                                                                                                         and tint overlap when the dot value for at
       C, M, Y or K<30%                                                                                  least one process color in the tint is above
                                                                                                         30%. Trapping does not occur if all of the
       C, M, Y and K>30%                                                                                 tint dot values are set to 30% or below.

       Tint-on-Image Trap                                                                                Tint-on-Tint Trap
          A trap is generated where a tint and                                                             A trap is generated where two tints
       image overlap when the dot value for at                                                           overlap whenever the dot value for at least
       least one process color in the tint is above                                                      one process color in either tint is above
       30%. Trapping does not occur if all of the                                                        30%. Trapping does not occur if all tint
       tint dot values are set to 30% or below.                                                          dot values are set to 30% or below.

                                                                                                         Text-on-Image Trap
       The above rules apply when the “Autorule”                                                            A trap is always generated where a line
       preset has been selected.                                                                         element and an image overlap, regardless
       Other rules may also be applied.                                                                  of their respective dot values.

                                                            With of Auto Prepress

Additional Prepress Tools                                                 reference image or tint. Tonal changes for a single image can also
     Special tools are also provided for other prepress tasks, such       be made by adjusting tone curves.
as the creation of knockouts, drop shadows, and partial cutouts.
The knockout tool can be applied to entire elements or to                 Page Modification
selected portions that overlap other elements. The drop shadow                 Pages undergoing prepress processing can be modified without
function places shadows behind selected elements. The partial             being sent back to the original application. This is extremely useful
cutout tool allows a portion of an image to extend out as a               when late-breaking changes occur. Editing features include tint and
silhouette from one or more sides of its cropping mask.                   vignette generation, border creation, text coloring, picture scaling
     Composite elements can be created by mixing the colors of            and rotation, image substitution, and text rotation and distortion.
images, tints, or gradations with the colors in selections below          Text is handled by TaigaSPACE as letters in a given font, making
them. Once a composite has been created, it can be handled as             last minute changes to the words on a page easy as well.
an independent element.
     Five different kinds of blends, generated as images, are also
available: linear, oval, circular, rectangular, and diamond-shaped.
Multiple intermediate points can be specified for linear blends.

Image Manipulation
     The tone change function makes matching the tone of one
image to another, or matching the tone of several images to a
reference image or reference tint, a simple task. All the operator
needs to do is click on the images to be adjusted and specify a


                          There are three standard ways to output from the TaigaSPACE
                    system, depending on configuration and output requirements. Jobs can be
                    output directly via the advanced TaigaEDGE T-RIP500/700 dot
                    generator, they can be output as PostScript, or they can be output in the
                    optimal output format for the desired output device.
                          An optional module allows output to any mounted disk on the
                    system as well. Files saved to disk can later be output to proofers and
                    recorders, and file contents can be viewed and checked. Saving to disk can
                    even take place simultaneously with output to the recorder.
                          TaigaSPACE supports large format printers, proofers, imagesetters,
                    platesetters, and even digital printers. Digital integrity, or unity of data, is
                    assured for all devices served by TaigaEDGE, making color matching
                    much simpler.
                          Page output instructions can be made right from the Macintosh client
                    machines with the aid of TaigaPrint, and giving the output command
                    itself is easy using TaigaPrint’s standard Macintosh interface. All files
                    assigned to a page or signature are automatically output in the position
                    and orientation specified by the page output instructions.
                          TaigaSPACE includes an advanced output queuing function. Jobs
                    enter the print queue in the order received, but the queue can be
                    displayed on the monitor and altered to rearrange output order as desired.

                    Direct Output
                         During output computation, page, text, and graphic objects are
                    rasterized with each element pre-aligned in the proper position and
                    orientation. No intermediate format conversion is necessary. Image files
                    are simply passed to TaigaEDGE, where they are screened on the fly
                    during film exposure.

                    About TaigaEDGE
A Wide Range of          The TaigaEDGE dot generator screens scanned images on the fly
                    during exposure. Traps are created on the rasterized data by pixel for
Output Options      higher accuracy than is possible with most trapping software.
                         Images can be output at a maximum resolution of 4,000 dpi. The
                    economic, compact T-RIP500 employs the Sun workstation’s hard disk.
                    The T-RIP700 features a ping-pong buffer that allows simultaneous
                    output of data to the recording engine while the next set of data is
                    received from the system. Both offer on the fly screening for increased
High Quality Screening                                                         The DT-R series recorders provide high-speed imaging of
     TaigaEDGE incorporates Screen’s advanced rational-tangent           large signatures. The DT-R3100 can output A1-sized film at up
screening technology, which sets screen angles and rulings with          to 4,000 dpi. The DT-R3075 can output A2-sized film at the
precision. Users can select from a long list of pre-defined screen       same resolutions. Both models accept a wide variety of film sizes
rulings, as well as square, elliptical, or chain-shaped dot shapes.      for more efficient film utilization.
     TaigaEDGE also supports Randot FM screening. Randot                      Dry-process imagesetting is available with the TE-R1070, a
eliminates moiré and provides sharp detail in the highlight to           revolutionary laser dye removal film recorder designed for use
midtone regions. It is ideal for reproducing subjects such as fabrics,   with Kodak Direct Image Recording Film. Known as the Mojave
venetian blinds, and picket fences.                                      1070 in the US, this unique device outputs ready-to-use film that
     TaigaEDGE allows up to four different sets of dot shapes and        requires no post-processing of any kind at all. By eliminating the
screen rulings or Randot FM screening to be applied to a single          film processor, the TE-R1070 also eliminates the need for
sheet of film. Conventional and Randot screening can even be             developing chemicals and reduces power consumption, making it
combined within the same image.                                          both cost-efficient and extremely environmentally friendly.
                                                                              Screen also offers direct digital plate output with the
                                                                         PlateRite series recorders. It can expose up to eight A4 letter size
                                                                         pages at up to 4,000 dpi on aluminum-base plates. Reduced costs
                                                                         thanks to the elimination of film and faster turnaround times are
                                                                         just two of the many benefits of this superior CTP device.
                                                                              TrueRite is a large format direct digital color proofing system
                                                                         designed for use with the PlateRite platesetters. TrueRite proofs
                                                                         on actual printing stock using a thermal dye-sublimation process.
                                                                         Consisting of the TC-P1080 exposure unit and the TP-80
                                                                         laminator, TrueRite can proof up to four A4 letter size pages on a
    Conventional screening               Randot FM screening             single sheet at 4,000 dpi.

PostScript Output
    Jobs that have undergone prepress finishing in TaigaSPACE
can also be converted to PostScript for output on a PostScript
device, using the screening method provided by the PostScript
RIP. TaigaSPACE users who already own PostScript imagesetters
and printers can thus take advantage of the auto prepress and                                                                    DT-R3100
imposition functions in TaigaPress even when outputting to non-
Screen devices.

Compatible Output Devices
    Users can select from a wide variety of output devices,
ranging from standard imagesetters such as the FT-R series
capstan recorders, which offer impressive repeatability at high
speed, to platesetters and even the E-Print 1000 digital printer.                                              PlateRite
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• Bouwerij 46, 1185XX Amstelveen, Holland/Phone 020-6433626/Fax 020-6432824/Telex 15166 DSBEN NL
• Buro & Design Center, Heizel Esplanade Bus Nr. 54, 1020 Brussels, Belgium/Phone 02-476-1414/Fax 02-476-1313
• 69, rue de la Belle Etoile-F-95700 Roissy, France/Phone 1-48-17-86-00/Fax 1-48-17-86-01
• Via Mazzini, 152 - 40138 Bologna, Italy/Phone 051-39 29 43/Fax 051-657 30 95
• 39, Kim Keat Road, Singapore 1232/Phone 2553377/Fax 2504888
• 8th Floor, New Bright Bldg., 11 Sheung Yuet Road, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong/Phone 2953-0038/Fax 2755-8683
• 4F No. 126-1, Ming Tsu West Rd., Taipei, Taiwan/Phone 02-5862711/Fax 02-5914367
• Unit 2, 207-209 Young Street, Waterloo, NSW 2017, Australia/Phone 02-9310-1314/Fax 02-9310-3566

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