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Creo software sets the industry standard

Monday, 20 August 2007
By Print 21 Online Article

New distributor, Xclusive Software, makes the latest versions of Creo’s workflow software available through an even larger number of channels.

The release of Preps 5.0, the leading imposition software for the commercial printing industry, confirms the movement of the industry up to Mac OSX. According to Mark Jelic, Xclusive Software, the number of commercial printers upgrading to Preps 5.0 is an indication of the long-standing integration of the Creo product in most workflows.

“Preps 5.0 is our largest selling Creo item, by far. It is the industry standalone imposition software and the number of upgrades is beyond our expectations,” he said.

Xclusive, www.xlusive.com.au , a high profile software distributor (Quark and MacroMedia among others) was chosen by Creo to distribute its software suite, which includes TrapWise, Pandora and Synapse, following the hiring of long-term agent, Nick Benkovich, to a head office position in Vancouver. A three-state road show last month put the seal of approval on the transfer and Jelig reports enthusiastic acceptance of the new arrangements by the industry.

“It has been a very smooth and orderly transfer and we have had fist class back-up from Creo. We are now in the position to offer front line product support – Andrew Mclaren, our software technician underwent full Creo product training – and the product line fits very well as an industry leading solution,” he said.

Preps 5.0 upgrade is now selling in Australia and New Zealand at a USA parity price point (rrp AUD $1639) and Jelic confirms that he will make sure this is maintained.

Preps 5.0 sets the imposition standard

The digital imposition tool of choice for commercial and packaging printers, Preps has more than 24,000 installations worldwide.
The cornerstone of a productive prepress workflow, Preps dramatically reduces job costs and turnaround times with a customisable workflow that is able to suit every unique requirement. Perps 5.0 is used with popular workflow solutions including Brisque, Prinerg, Apogee, and Rampage, supports both Mac OSX and the latest Windows operating systems, and is compatible with Acrobat 6 and QuarkXPress 6.1.

Preps integrates seamlessly with Synapse UpFront, the complete job production planning tool.

Preps is available in three versions: Pro, Plus, and XL.

Preps 5.0 has a number of new features including Intelligent SmartMarks placement.

This article was brought to you by Creo Australia Pty Ltd

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