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Briefly noted: July 2009

Jul 1, 2009 12:00 AM


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  • The International Cooperation for the Integration of the Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress (CIP4) (Washington, DC) reports the JDF Interoperability Matrix has exceeded 500 pairings. The Matrix shows what JDF integrations are available between vendors of graphic arts systems. See www.cip4.org/matrix.

  • Fujifilm is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its thermal 8-up Javelin CTP Series this summer. Last year it unveiled the fastest model yet: the 8800ZX, which can produce up to 51 plates per hour at 2400 dpi.

  • Bob Weber's 2nd edition CTP white paper covers the technology's evolution, trade practices, productivity charts, explanations of laser and plate technology, and product offerings. See www.bob-weber.com.