Version 7.5 of Heidelberg's Delta Workflow
PDF 1.4 and TIFF-B export create new opportunities
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) has announced a new version of the Delta Technology workflow software at IPEX. Version 7.5 supports PDF 1.4, has an optional 1-bit TIFF-B export function and is due to be launched on the market in the summer. In launching the new Delta version 7.5, the solution provider for the print and media industry is bringing its ROOM workflow (Rip Once Output Many) tool in line with the latest Adobe PDF technology. With around 8000 versions installed, Delta Technology is one of the most widespread workflow modules in the industry.
Full PDF 1.4 support opens up a wealth of new opportunities, such as transparencies in PDF formatdata. The new optional function for exporting 1-bit TIFF data means that Delta list functionality can also be used for output devices that are not directly controlled by Delta. Delta Technology is part of the all-embracing Prinect solution. Prinect from Heidelberg brings together workflow components that communicate via open formats and interfaces such as PPF and (in future) JDF and allows "networked print production". "Management", "prepress", "press" and "postpress" processes which were isolated in the past will now be able to exchange digital information, thereby ensuring process reliability, flexibility and transparency in the printshop. What's more, the fact that entries do not need to be duplicated means that valuable time can be saved and used for additional production instead.
New screens for smooth skin
Besides well-known screening processes such as HQS (High-Quality Screening), I.S. (Irrational Screening) and Diamond Screening, Delta 7.5 now also has the option of the new MegaDot Plus screening process which has already been available for MetaDimension for around a year. This line screen has been specially developed for extremely smooth skin tones without rosette structures. The advantages of MegaDot Plus are that it does not place high demands on the printing process, calculations can be performed directly in the software without need for additional hardware, and it can therefore be used at any time. Up till now it has been possible to achieve very smooth skin tones only by using frequency-modulated screens which are much harder to handle during printing.
The Delta Trapper has also been extended. It is the only trapping tool that can calculate the trapping for each individual separation in outstanding quality and at high speed. Delta 7.5 for Windows NT and 2000 will be launched on the market at the start of the third quarter.
The new Delta version 7.5 from Heidelberg now supports PDF 1.4 and has an optional 1-bit TIFF-B export function. Market launch is due in summer 2002.
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