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The leaders of the digital graphic arts industry converged in Boston recently to display their latest wares.
Seybold returned to Boston this year after a two-year stint in New York—and what a homecoming it was. All the leaders of the digital graphic arts industry were on hand to show off their new technologies.
Adobe, naturally, took a lead position at the show, as the father of PDF. Adobe President John Warnock and CEO Charles Geschke laid out their collective version of publishing for both print and the Internet during the exposition's opening keynote.
Both Adobe executives stressed that publishers in the near future are going to have to be conscious of the need to publish for both media simultaneously. And, to no one's surprise, both Warnock and Geschke reported that Adobe would deliver to publishers that convergence with an integrated, new set of publishing packages.
The show floor was packed with new digital devices and software. Here's a sample.
Agfa announced the AgfaScan XY-15 CCD scanner, which comprises ColorExact application software and ColorTune color management software. Its XY-Zoom architecture enables single-pass scanning of any image in any bed position at any resolution. It is capable of scanning more than 40 scans per hour, as well as batch scanning.
Showcased at the DK&A booth was its INposition 2.1 upgrade. Using INposition, printers can now accept PDF documents and impose them just like any other graphics file. It features the ability to access native QuarkXPress, PageMaker, EPS, TIFF, PostScript and PDF files from over 30 applications in both Macintosh and Windows.
New from Epson was the ColorPage 8000 color laser printer, designed to accommodate fast, high-output printing needs. The ColorPage 8000 delivers letter-size pages up to four pages per minute (ppm) in color and 16 ppm in black. It prints tabloid-size pages up to two ppm in color and eight ppm in black. ColorPage 8000 uses Epson's Aculaser Color Halftoning technology to provide 600x600 dpi print resolution with full 24-bit continuous tone color in all print modes.