FirstPROOF for Macintosh

Daniel Badea FirstPROOF

Hamillroad Software Releases FirstPROOF for Macintosh

9th December, 2002

Hamillroad Software is pleased to announce the availability of version 1.3 of its powerful soft-proofing and approval system on the Apple PowerMac platform. Running under either traditional Mac OS9 or the newer Mac OSX, users working on Apple Macintosh platforms are now able to make use of the power of FirstPROOF, running on their own desktop machine.

FirstPROOF is a soft proofing system that allows users of the Harlequin RIP to view and approve output from their RIP prior to imaging. With its advanced features that include the ability to view files from remote workstations, view whilst outputting, zoom in and out, rotate and mirror flip pages and many more, FirstPROOF is a highly productive tool for users of the Harlequin RIP that will consistently save them time and money.

Additionally, with the release of version 1.3 on the Apple Macintosh, Hamillroad Software have shown their commitment to the product and again pushed out the boundaries of soft-proofing systems. New features in this version include the ability to automatically check for new pages to view and approve, as well as the ability to create small previews of pages that can be exported to other applications.

“We are very excited to announce the release of FirstPROOF for Macintosh,” comments Pierre Hammond, Chief Operating Officer of Hamillroad Software CC. “we have had a large amount of feedback from our customers that indicated that although they were very happy with the PC version, what they really wanted was an Apple Macintosh version that they could run on their Mac alongside their page makeup applications”.

FirstPROOF for Macintosh is shipping as of December 16th and should be available through Hamillroads current partners, which include PrePress International and Xitron Incorporated.

About Hamillroad Software

Hamillroad Software is an independent software group, with offices in Cambridge, UK and Cape-Town, South Africa, specialising in the development and sale of specialist software products relating to Harlequin RIPs in the pre-press industry. Offering real value for money, Hamillroad’s recently launched product, FirstPROOF, is the first in a series of new products that will dramatically change the way Harlequin RIP users work, making them much more productive. For more information on Hamillroad Software and their products please visit their web site at