Hamillroad Appoints PrePress

Daniel Badea FirstPROOF

Hamillroad Software Appoints Pre-Press International as FirstPROOF Distributor

8th August, 2002

Following the launch of its first product, Hamillroad Software is pleased to announce that it has signed Pre-Press International (2000) Ltd as an international distribution partner for its FirstPROOF product. FirstPROOF is a soft proofing system that allows users of the Harlequin RIP to remotely view and approve output from multiple RIPs prior to imaging.

Pre-Press International has been appointed as a world wide international distributor for the first of Hamillroad’s products, FirstPROOF, with options on the future products in Hamillroad’s product line-up as they are brought to market. Through their network of over 52 independent agents and dealers covering 5 continents, Pre-Press are well placed to promote Hamillroad Software and FirstPROOF. Support and training will be provided through their sister company in NCH Group (www.nchgroup.com).

“Pre-Press fits nicely into the profile we were looking for to spearhead sales of our products around the world,” comments Pierre Hammond, Chief Operating Officer of Hamillroad Software CC. “They are a small dynamic company with a thorough knowledge of the industry and marketplace, and will play a key part in establishing FirstPROOF as an essential tool for Harlequin RIP users”.

Pre-Press plans a series of road-shows to enable end users to see exactly what FirstPROOF has to offer, and experience it at first hand. These road shows will be held at six locations around the UK, with dates and locations to be announced shortly. In addition, they are planning to attend several exhibitions, including KIPES 2002, Seoul, Korea (in Aug/Sep) and Graph Expo 2002, Chicago, USA (in Oct).

“FirstPROOF enhances our business ethos in that it provides the client with a cost effective solution to ensure they obtain the error free quality which they require, and is so easy to use”, concludes Terry Thompson, Sales Director at Pre-Press. “If a client finds a mistake using this software on just one set of four colour plates before outputting them on an imagesetter or CTP system it will have paid for itself”.

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.

About Pre-Press International:

Pre-Press International (www.ppi2000.co.uk) was established over six years ago to provide bespoke independent solutions to the prepress industry. Operating from Bournemouth on the south coast of England they have built up a reputation for providing cost effective hardware, interfaces and RIPs for the new era of reprographics.