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Printable Hosts Five Major Industry Association Websites

Friday, January 11, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

Hosts and Maintains Online Services For R&E Council, TAGA, SWOP, DDAP and Digital Smart Factory SOLANA BEACH, CA, January 10, 2002 – Printable Technologies, the leading online software provider for the graphic arts industry, is providing its extensive web-based capabilities in support of five major industry associations, hosting and maintaining their advanced website operations. Included are the websites of the R&E Council, TAGA, SWOP, DDAP and Digital Smart Factory. Chuck Gehman, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Printable, notes, "We believe it's essential to support the online activities of these leading associations in their respective missions to advance the industry. By providing them with access to Printable's considerable web-based knowledge and resources, we're helping them design and operate their websites with optimum effectiveness to better serve their memberships. Our hosting of these websites is a logical companion to our PrintPlanet eCommunities and the collegial forums that are actively supporting the productive exchange of knowledge and experience throughout the graphics industry." In hosting the association websites, Printable is showcasing its extensive web-based capabilities. For example, Printable's powerful database technology is used by TAGA to maintain its membership roster and abstracts online. DDAP, on the other hand, employs that same Printable technology for the digital ad database the association provides to its members. Printable's PrintPlanet servers also provide extensive member mailing list capabilities for several of the associations. Ron Mihills, Managing Director of the R&E Council points out the value of Printable's website support. "With its strong suite of applications," he says, "Printable is providing tremendous support in maintaining the quality of our website for R&E members. The company has helped us enhance the website's functionality for our members and we are assured of always having up-to-date content when our members log on." Karen Lawrence of TAGA (Technical Association of the Graphic Arts), notes, "Our website is an important component of our worldwide forum for disseminating technology information to our members, and Printable's participation through its services is contributing significantly to the success of our website." Barbara Hanapole, Executive Director of both DDAP (Digital Distribution of Advertising for Publications) and SWOP (Specifications for Web Offset Publications) comments, "Printable is helping us deliver increased value to DDAP members while creating substantial operating efficiencies. The company has also helped to heighten activity on the SWOP website through expanded features offering access to web-based solutions for the industry." Mr. Gehman indicates that Printable's PrintPlanet, which has become a virtual institution serving the graphics industry, is very open to exploring opportunities for partnering with other industry associations. He says Printable also is very interested in establishing new online forums comparable to the major partner forums currently in operation for DDAP and the IPA (International Prepress Association). "Printable is committed to the advancement of e-commerce as a vital key to the growth and profitability of the graphic arts industry," Mr. Gehman observes. "And as the associations whose websites we host can attest, the Printable organization is eager to share the benefits of its online solutions that are the most advanced in our field." About Printable Printable Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of online solutions exclusively for printers. The company offers capabilities that enable printers to incorporate online tools into their present business models, expanding the printer’s service offerings, improving customer loyalty, and increasing profit margins. The Printable service offering includes PrintSite, an e-business-enabled website; the Printer’s Dashboard, a control panel to e-business; PrintOne, private, branded web sites for a Printer’s largest customers; PrintFusion, an online customized printing application; PrintFlight, online preflight capabilities; and PrintProof, an online collaboration tool to improve proofing communication between printer and client.




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