Digital imposition tool developer
has announced that DynaStrip 4.0’s development is winding down. The company noted that DynaStrip 4.0 is in the latter stages of beta development, which should be good news for pre-press groups and printers looking for digital imposition tools that run natively in Mac OS X.
DynaStrip already offers compatibility with over one hundred different file formats, control for bleed, fanning, bottling, creep and nesting, a QuickLayout interface that enables you to create imposition jobs quickly, adjustment for press sheets and tiles, and many other features, but the software has, up until now, run only on Mac OS 8.6 – 9.2 (and various flavors of Windows). With DynaStrip 4.0’s forthcoming the release, the imposition software for the Macintosh gets a Carbonized treatment to make it native for Mac OS X (it’ll still support older versions, too).
What’s more, the new version of DynaStrip also features new Job Definition Format (JDF) support, a direct-layout PDF page preview and the ability to impose trapped PDFs that embed trapping information in the annotation layer.
Because it’s an OS X-native app, DynaStrip 4.0 supports Mac OS X’s Quartz engine and uses it to display imposed PDFs, which means that you’re viewing the actual source file rather than a thumbnail — you can view content and zoom it at maximum resolution. Imposition jobs can be output in PDF 1.3 or 1.4 formats to comply with a range of output devices.
Dynagram anticipates offering information about DynaStrip 4.0’s release soon.