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Kodak to address platemakers at annual convention



Published February 13, 2007
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Managing last minute changes with PDF technology is the focus of a Kodak presentation at the annual Flexographic Pre-Press Platemakers Association (FPPA) convention, scheduled for Feb. 18-20 at the Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort, Scottsdale, AZ, USA.

Bob Dalton, product manager for Kodak’s Graphic Communications Group, will present “Save Time and Expedite Orders with Revolutionary PDF Production Tools”. His presentation will explore the benefits of the company’s Prinergy PDF Compare and PDF Merge Software, which provide an automated way for prepress operators to incorporate last minute changes when preparing files for flexographic production.

“Kodak’s PDF Compare and PDF Merge Software help users exceed customer expectations by reducing production timelines,” says Fred Stringfellow, executive director of FPPA. “We recognized the importance of this software with our Technology Innovator of the Year award in 2006, and we’re excited to give attendees at the annual conference an in depth look at and explanation of the solution.”

In addition to winning the FPPA’s innovation award last year, Kodak won the 2005 PIA/GATF InterTech Technology Award for innovation for PDF Compare and PDF Merge Software. PDF Compare Software is a quality control tool that allows users to analyze two PDF files and identify the differences between them. PDF Merge Software is a prepress production tool that enables the operator to identify all of the prior work done on a plate ready file (traps, screening assignment, geometry, overprint settings, etc.) and merge all of those elements into a new revised production file.


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