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Stone Design Ships PStill 3.3.2

Albuquerque, March 10, 2004 - Stone Design, the oldest Native OS X software house, today shipped a new version of PStill™, its user friendly PostScript® to Portable Document Format (PDF) conversion program that does much, much more.

PStill provides automated PDF Workflow, and can repurpose and shrink printed output from every Mac OS X application. PStill’s watched folders can have custom preference sets to repurpose the PDF for specific purposes. PStill is server based and you can make the watched folders available on the network.

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This version features a separately available Separations to Composite module. Print houses which have individual separated plates as a multipage PostScript file can have PStill’s S2C engine create a single, composite PDF. This module costs $1500 - contact for more info.

Conversion Features:
    - Drag and drop conversion: files or folders
    - Converts EPS (even with Preview) to PDF
    - Converts PS to PDF easily
    - Converts image files (TIFF, GIF, JPG, PNG, etc.) to PDF
    - Converts PDF files to smaller PDF files [save 50-70%!]
    - Combines multiple PS, PDF, or image files into one PDF document
    - Make secure PDF, controlling what can be seen, printed, modified
    - Tile posters instantly to any size
    - Create compliant PDF/X:1a and PDF/X:3
    - Tries to guess page size from DSC comments
    - Handle Overprinting
    - Preflight Overprinting
    - Handle Spot Colors
    - Preserves the layout as best as possible
    - Converts graphics color model automatically to CMYK
    - Automatically sizes EPS files
    - Handles font subsetting - embeds just glyphs used to save space
    - Recycles images - same image even if scaled or rotated output only once
    - Accepts Type 1, Type 3, & Type 4 fonts
    - Outputs full or subsetted Type 1 in PDF results
    - Embeds unincludable fonts automatically as paths or bitmaps
    - Skips totally empty pages in PDF output
    - Proven and reliable conversion engine since 1992
    - Make grayscale PDF
    - Developers can use the PStill engine via interapplication communication
    - Illustrator, Freehand, and other files without EPS/PS file endings are converted
    - Normalize (also called flattening) EPS and PS
    - A complete scripting language for N-up, booklet, custom tasks production

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Stone Design Corporation of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was incorporated in 1984 and was the first developer to ship a product on NeXT hardware in 1989 with the release of TextArt. Since then, Stone Design has been a leader in innovative shrinkwrap software in the NEXTSTEP/OpenStep/Mac OS X Server marketplace. Create(R) - the high end drawing and web page making package - is Mac OS X’s first Cocoa native design application. Create(R), PhotoToWeb(R), GIFfun(tm), SliceAndDice(tm), TimeEqualsMoney(tm) and PackUpAndGo(tm) are Stone Design trademarks. Other names are trademarked by their respective companies.

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