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Screen USA Announces Trueflow 3

(January 2006) posted on Wed Jan 04, 2006

Helps users move into JDF-based environment

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Screen USA has introduced Trueflow
3, an upgrade to the company's PDF workflow
system for digital-printing
presses as well as CTP production. Now
fully JDF-compliant, Trueflow 3 makes
it easy for users to move from a PDF and
PostScript workflow into a JDF-based

Trueflow 3 provides digital-printing
JDF-based job tickets and integrates
everything from incoming job handling
to prepress, proofing, and output. It
supports PDF/X1-a, PDF/X-3, Certified
PDF, and PostScript 3 files. Featuring a
drag-and-drop user interface, it allows
users to drag icons representing process
steps from a list on the left side of
the screen and drop them into job tickets.
Other features include: spot-color
merge and filtering; auto and interactive
trapping; and e-mail notification of
job progress for remote operators.

In addition, Trueflow 3 now incorporates
the company's ColorGenius DC
color-conversion engine (also utilized
in its Cezanne scanner), allowing for an
advanced RGB workflow. Images in the
PDF are displayed in RGB and handled
with ICC profiles and a set-up file that
contains magnification, sharpness, and
tone data. Just prior to output, the RGB
data is converted to CMYK for higher
print quality; CMYK + spot color inkset
(up to 8 colors) is also supported.