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Print Workflow From Creative To Plate

Markzware, Vio and Impostrip connect with JDF (September 21, 2004)

Markzware (, the leading developer of prepress and preflight solutions; Ultimate Technographics Inc (, the leading imposition software developer and the inventor of digital imposition; and Vio (, the leading online prepress, publishing and advertising workflow services company, are pleased to announce JDF connectivity between Utimate's Impostrip and Vio's JDF online preflight and digital workflow service featuring JDF-enabled Markzware FlightCheck Online. JDF now directly addresses the time-consuming and complex manual steps for certifying and submitting prepress ready files for print. The JDF connectivity among these three industry-leading solutions streamlines and accelerates print production, ensuring the quality and accuracy of the final printed project.

Impostrip remains the world's undisputed fastest PS and PDF imposition plate making solution, due to its unique client-server workflow architecture. Working on Mac OS X and Windows XP and 2000, prepress professionals now have the option of imposing files with an Impostrip JDF-enabled workflow that enhances the connectivity to industry-leading products and services. Impostrip allows digital imposition to easily be connected in a modular way to larger comprehensive workflow services and systems.

David Watson, President and CEO, Ultimate, "Our customers have been using Impostrip in combination with FlightCheck for years with great predictable results in PDF and PS production. Prepress professionals around the world have Markzware to thank for its efforts in educating and training creative professionals to be more proactive in the creative and printer relationship. The dividend of this investment has been less material waste due to file errors and longer, more prosperous client relationships. JDF connectivity gives Impostrip users new ways of interacting with their customers. Vio's and Markzware's technology allows Impostrip users to expand their service offerings and cement client relationships by being more connected with their customers."

FlightCheck Professional is the award-winning, stand-alone solution that provides preflighting of source files and postflighting of PDFs in one complete package. Vio and Markzware's integrated solution streamlines print production processes by providing rigorous preflight inspection?controlled by the receiver?and custom JDF job ticketing. The job ticketing captures valuable upstream metadata, then directs the files and metadata to specific workgroups at the receiver's site. The JDF-compliant files are automatically placed into Impostrip, effectively creating a collaborative workflow between the creator of the files and their subsequent consumers.

"With the customized data generated by the creator and captured in the Vio and Markzware joint online preflight and delivery solution?automated right through to a digitally imposed workflow?cost-effective inter-enterprise workflows can be more easily achieved and the power of JDF can really be appreciated," comments Alan Darling, Exec VP of Vio Inc.

"When companies work together, customers benefit many times over. We are pleased to provide customers with a turn-key solution to simplify critical steps of their print production processes," states Patrick Marchese, President and CEO of Markzware.

About Ultimate
Ultimate invented digital imposition just over a decade ago with Impostrip. Ultimate is a leading PDF and Postscript imposition provider for the print industry with technology leading applications for CTF, CTP, proofers and digital imposition workflows. Ultimate is a founding member of the CIP4 organization. Ultimate distributes its products worldwide through dealers and licenses its imposition technology to Kodak, Creo, Xeikon and other companies.

About Markzware
Markzware is the leading developer of quality assurance, data conversion, and workflow solutions for the international graphic arts, printing, publishing and digital multimedia industries. Markzware is a privately held company based in Santa Ana, California.

Markzware B.V., located in Rijswijk, The Netherlands, is the company's headquarters for activities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. 2004 Markzware. All rights reserved. Covered by U.S. Patent # 5,963,641

About Vio
Vio provides software solutions, system integration services and 24/7 network management for the intelligent distribution and collaborative management of digital media across the entire graphic arts supply chain. Clients can work with Vio using their choice of the Internet, private circuits or public networks to minimize the cost of bandwidth, to enhance flexibility of connection to WANs or LANs, and to provide a secure, managed environment. Vio chairs the Asset Transfer Committee of CIP4, leading the way in JDF solutions, and is a founding member of the AdsML Consortium. For more information, go to


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Related Keywords:Markzware, Vio, Impostrip, JDF, Ultimate Technographics, prepress, publishing, Markzware FlightCheck Online, David Watson, FlightCheck Professional, postflighting, Alan Darling, Patrick Marchese,


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