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PRESS RELEASE: Creo launches Leaf digital photographic innovations at Photokina
-- New Leaf Capture 10, New Leaf Aptus, Leaf Valeo Wireless;
-- New iQsmart and EverSmart Scanners;
-- Leaf Goes 'Beyond Your Expectations'.
PHOTOKINA 2004, COLOGNE, GERMANY -- September 28, 2004 -- Creo Inc. (NASDAQ: CREO; TSX: CRE) is launching the latest digital photography solutions at Photokina 2004, the industry's largest trade show underway in Cologne, Germany. Leaf is demonstrating color control technology and introducing the flagship of medium and large-format photography. Leaf is also demonstrating wireless displays and Creo quality scanners.
New Leaf Capture 10...
Leaf has consulted with the world's leading photographers to create the easiest, yet most robust workflow-oriented application for professional photographers. The user-friendly Leaf® Capture 10 application enables image capture through final output, and features color profile creation and editing based on collaboration with GretagMacbeth. Demonstrations of the Leaf Capture 10 application are underway at Photokina.
Leaf Aptus with Large Built-in Display...
Creo is launching the Leaf® Aptus digital camera backs - the Leaf Aptus 22 with 22 mega pixels and the Leaf Aptus 17 with 17 mega pixels. These new digital camera backs feature built-in, large (6 x 7 cm) displays enabling practical image evaluation, focus confirmation and editing. The Leaf Aptus is the fastest medium-format camera with an image every 1.2 seconds in a continuous non-stop burst of lossless raw HDR files. The Aptus digital camera back is portable and easy to use with the robustness, resolution and powerful workflow professional photographers require.
Leaf Valeo Wireless Display...
The Leaf® Valeo Wireless digital camera backs features Bluetooth® wireless technology for a wireless display that is flexible to use for the photographer or client. Leaf Valeo features the same fast capture rate of 1.2 frames per second as the Aptus back, and the unsurpassed photographic quality. Professional photography using the Leaf Valeo is on display at the Creo stand at Photokina. Photographers also describe their Leaf Valeo experiences at www.creo.com/leaf.
Experience Leaf at Photokina...
Live demonstrations of Leaf solutions are underway in the main studio of the Creo Leaf stand, featuring leading US photographer Brian Goodman. A special hands-on demonstration area allows photographers to experience Leaf products during the show.
Sharp Scanning for Photographers...
Creo is also demonstrating the newest flatbed scanner in the iQsmart® family, the affordable iQsmart1. This easy-to-use scanner brings proven quality, high productivity, and advanced features to photo studios and photographic service agencies. The iQsmart1 scanner addresses the needs of the most demanding professional creatives with consistently sharp images, automation, and speed.
Also displayed is the top-of-the-line EverSmart® Supreme II scanner, which incorporates innovative scanning technologies, including XY Stitch, CCD Dynamic Cooling and MaxDR. Offering excellent quality and outstanding performance, the EverSmart Supreme delivers enhanced productivity and quality, coupled with an advanced archiving workflow for the most challenging needs of today's imaging professionals.
The Creo scanners and the Leaf digital photographic tools are exhibited on the Creo Leaf stand (Hall 14.2 stand M040) at Photokina, September 28 through October 3, in Cologne, Germany. Register online for demonstrations at the Creo Leaf stand at www.creo.com/leaf.
About Creo Leaf: A History of Innovation...
Leaf introduced the world's first digital camera back, the Leaf DCB, at Photokina 1992. Leaf has continuously led the professional digital photography market with innovative solutions. At Photokina 2002, Leaf introduced Leaf Valeo portable power. Later, Leaf introduced the world's first portable 22 mega pixel and 17 mega pixel camera backs - Leaf Valeo 22Wi and Leaf Valeo 17Wi, with innovative wireless display technology. Other Leaf products include the Leaf® Capture V8 and Leaf® oXYgen color editing applications. For more information about Leaf, visit www.creo.com/leaf.
Creo Inc. is a global company with key strengths in imaging and software technology. The leading provider of prepress systems, Creo helps over 25,000 customers worldwide adopt digital production methods which reduce costs, increase print quality and allow them to serve their customers more efficiently. Based on a solid foundation of intellectual property, Creo has an unmatched range of technology solutions that address the needs of commercial, publication, on demand, packaging, and newspaper printers, and creative professionals. Creo product lines include software and hardware for computer-to-plate imaging, systems for digital photography, scanning, and proofing, as well as printing plates and proofing media. Creo also supplies on-press imaging technology, components for digital presses, color servers, and high-speed digital printers.
Based in Vancouver, Canada, Creo employs more than 4,200 people and reported fiscal 2003 revenue of US$578 million. Creo trades on NASDAQ (CREO) and the TSX (CRE). www.creo.com
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(First posted on Wednesday, September 29, 2004 at 14:52 EDT)