Trueflow 3.0 analysed
In his in-depth evaluation of Trueflow 3 in Print Week, Simon Eccles says that it "promises hands-off pre-press direct from customer desk-top to printer", analyses all the new features and functionally of this major upgrade and takes a look at the customer relationship modules.

Digital Print: The TruePress 344 in action
dpw50Screen's innovative TruePress 344 digital offset press debuts at Screen's European demo centres in October. The UK commercial launch takes place at Digital Print World (26-28th October), Olympia. So if you didn't see it at drupa then don't miss this amazing press in action in London. Free registration

labprooflogo Check out the new LabProof VP high-quality semi-gloss coated proofing paper available from Screen. Compatible with high-resolution inkjet plotters including Epson, HP, Roland & Canon; LabProof VP delivers outstanding results for perfect proofs and is ideal for use with both pigment and dye-based inks. Available in 24" x 30m and 42" x 30m rolls. Order online today for rapid delivery and FREE printer profiles.

Did you know...?
According to an online survey carried out by GAIN (Graphic Arts Information Network) the most difficult positions to recruit for are sales (30%), press operators (23%), and positions in pre-press (21%).

Printing is America's largest manufacturing industry in terms of establishments, with over 44,000 printing plants in 2003. These plants provide 1.1 million jobs and produce around $157 billion in printed products and services annually.

(Source: GAIN - Graphic Arts Information Network)

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Double PlateRite for White Quill
White Quill Press, The Fulmar Group's company dedicated to paperback and dust jacket printing, has replaced two Screen visible light FlateRite 1050s and an imagesetter with two 4-up PlateRite 4300 systems. Needing the speed and reliability to handle increasingly short run and fast turnaround print runs, Fulmar also wanted thermal imaging to fit its commitment to high environmental standards. www.fulmar.com
DON'T MISS: New PlateRite 2055Vi B2 photopolymer CTP
The PlateRite 2055Vi, Screen's B2 violet CTP device launched at drupa, is now available. Featuring a 60mW violet laser diode to give users the ability to process violet-sensitive photopolymer plates, the PlateRite 2055Vi incorporates fully automated inline punching and handles 20 B2 plates per hour.
NCS is latest screen UK distributor
We are pleased to welcome NCS Integrated Solutions as a distributor in the UK. The company has an excellent reputation as a supplier to the graphic arts industry throughout the UK with offices in Newcastle, Leeds and Bradford. With a turnover of 16 million and 65 staff NCS provides a high level of sales, service and support to its customers managing installations from initial consultancy all the way through to training and system sign-off.
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SHIPPING: The turbo-charged PlateRite Ultima 32000Z
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The newest addition to Screen's VLF PlateRite Ultima CTP series brings outstanding levels of productivity to the large format market. Available now the PlateRite Ultima 32000Z heads up the Screen PlateRite range of 4,8,16, 24 & 32-page thermal CtP systems and has been developed to provide turbo-powered plate production. At 46 plates per hour for users wanting high-speed output for sizes from B2 up to the largest 32-page plates, the PlateRite Ultima is unbeatable.

Micra envelopes
Screen's new B3 PlateRite Micra has made a hit with National Industri, a Danish company with branches also Norway, Sweden and Ireland. Amongst other products, the company produces envelopes and has found the B3 CTP system fits the task so well that they have bought 3 units to date from distributors Bie Denmark and Coloro in Norway. The Screen Micra has made an impressive impact across Europe, particularly with small to medium firms who have moved to CTP and higher productivity with ease.
NEW: Trueflow 3
Trueflow 3, a major upgrade to Screen's established PDF/PostScript workflow and fully PDF 1.4/1.5 compliant is now available. Trueflow 3 allows users to move easily from a PDF and PostScript workflow into a JDF-based environment and achieve seamless communication with MIS, prepress, press and postpress operations. Flexible CRM modules include: Online proofing, ordering and easy file transfer.
FIRST: Zwaan takes first Euro RiteOnline
RiteOnline, a powerful new online web browser-based print ordering system, has gone live at Zwaan Printmedia in the Netherlands. Offering a more dynamic service, Zwann has installed RiteOnline to give its customers the ability to customise, order and approve documents or reprints at any time online.
UPGRADE: LabProof - Now MAC OSX compatible
The latest version of LabProof, Screen's colour proofing software, is now Mac OSX compatible and all round productivity has been boosted by the addition of parallel processing to accelerate file transfer and cut processing times. Together with the Epson Stylus Pro 10600UC and HP Design Jet 5500 large format printers LabProof now supports Canon W8200PG and W6200 systems.