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PRINTWEEK EDITORIAL - Jo Francis
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Fledgling software company Workflow Solutions has developed a new package to allow repro houses to implement a RIP-once PDF workflow that can be bolted onto existing systems. The firm has been set up by brothers Colin and Martyn Angus, who both have long track records as behind-the-scenes software developers, working for Agfa, Hyphen, Scitex, Crosfield, MidSystem, RES and Screen among others. ”In the past we put together other people’s systems,” explained Colin Angus. ”Then we had a request to produce a system for high resolution PDF output and couldn’t find anything that fitted the bill – none of the existing software could produce high resolution with any resilience – so we developed our own.” 

The firm’s PDF Workflow software sits on a dedicated NT server. It includes a full-blown Harlequin RIP and can tackle the panoply of file formats typically handled by repro houses, including copydot files. As it automatically produces high and low resolution composite CMYK PDF files, it effectively competes with both high-end solutions such as Apogee and Prinergy as well as Pixelis ProofROOM and Blackmagic. ”We take the output from the RIP and convert it to PDF” added Angus. The package includes hardware, software and installation. It is currently being beta-tested at a London repro house. Contact: 01322 277414 or www.workflowsolutions.co.uk.

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