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ALDUS ANNOUNCES PRICING AND SHIPMENT FOR TRAPWISE 1.0

 SEATTLE, Feb. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Aldus Corp. (NASDAQ: ALDC) today announced shipment of Aldus TrapWise 1.0 for Windows. TrapWise performs professional-quality, spot and process color trapping (i.e., produces spreads and chokes) on color-conforming encapsulated PostScript (EPS) files, and helps manage the prepress workflow.
 TrapWise is designed for prepress professionals in service bureaus, prepress houses, commercial print shops, in-plant print production departments and publishing operations. A former version of TrapWise was marketed under the name RipPrep by Graphic Edge Inc.; Aldus acquired the rights to it in 1992.
 "We spent a great deal of time with our customers to determine what enhancements to make to RipPrep, and then incorporated them into TrapWise," said Dawn Nye, marketing manager for the Aldus prepress product line. "As a result, TrapWise 1.0 is the most comprehensive professional-quality, automatic trapping solution available today."
 TrapWise traps almost any object within a color-conforming EPS file. It produces precision traps for both process and spot color printing by handling all three color-ink scenarios -- spot to spot, spot to process, and process to process. It also handles complex trapping situations, such as graduated fills, very small text, and several intersecting colors. Customers can use TrapWise for jobs with up to eight inks: the four process colors (CMYK), plus four spot colors.
 TrapWise also manages the prepress workflow. Operators can, for example, save time by creating predefined, customized sets of trapping configurations for use on particular jobs and paper stocks.
 Because TrapWise has an open architecture, it traps files produced from any computer platform that creates color-conforming EPS files, including Macintosh, Windows and UNIX. Once processed, the resulting EPS pages can be output to any PostScript-compatible device, including imagesetters, platesetters and printing presses. Customers can also pass the trapped EPS files to other Macintosh or Windows applications for further processing -- for example, to impose the pages in Aldus PressWise.
 PRICING AND AVAILABILITY
 Aldus TrapWise 1.0 is currently available in the United States and Canada from OEM partners and graphic arts resellers for the suggested price of $4,995 (U.S.). Registered owners of RipPrep will receive a free copy of TrapWise 1.0. All TrapWise owners receive 90 days of free technical support and a 60-day money-back guarantee. For more information, customers can contact Aldus Product Information at 206-628-5739. A Macintosh version of TrapWise will be available in mid-1993.
 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
 Aldus TrapWise requires Windows 3.1 or later. The recommended system configuration is a 66MHz, 486-based DOS-compatible computer with 24MB of RAM, a 200MB hard drive, a color monitor and a mouse. The minimum system configuration is a 33MHz, 486-based DOS-compatible computer with 12MB RAM, a 200MB hard drive and a mouse.
 Aldus Corp. creates computer software solutions that help people throughout the world effectively communicate information and ideas. The Aldus product line includes Aldus PageMaker -- the company's flagship program -- as well as Aldus Digital Darkroom, Aldus Fetch, Aldus FreeHand, Aldus Gallery Effects, Aldus IntelliDraw, Aldus Personal Press, Aldus Persuasion, Aldus PhotoStyler, Aldus PrePrint, Aldus PressWise, Aldus SuperCard, Aldus SuperPaint and Aldus TrapWise. The company distributes its products through an international network of more than 16,000 dealers and distributors.
 NOTE: Aldus, the Aldus logo, PageMaker, Aldus FreeHand, Persuasion, PrePrint, SuperCard and SuperPaint are registered trademarks, and Digital Darkroom, Fetch, Gallery Effects, IntelliDraw, Personal Press, PressWise and TrapWise are trademarks of Aldus Corp. PhotoStyler is a registered trademark of U-Lead Systems Inc. licensed to Aldus Corp. Other product and corporate names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of other companies, and are used only for explanation and to the owners' benefit, without intent to infringe.
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 /CONTACT: Brad Stevens of Aldus, 206-628-2361/
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