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Printcafe Streamlines Workflow at Vision Graphics Inc.

Thursday, August 01, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

Leading Sheetfed Printer Goes Live With Hagen OA Print Management System PITTSBURGH, PA (July 31, 2002) - Printcafe Software, Inc. [NASDAQ: PCAF], the operating system for print, announced today that Vision Graphics Inc, a leading sheetfed printer in the Rocky Mountain region has successfully implemented the Printcafe Hagen OA print management system. Printcafe Hagen OA, an enterprise solution for commercial printing companies, was first introduced in 1997 and is now one of the leading solutions for large, technology-driven operations with multiple facilities. Printcafe Hagen OA facilitates the efficient and accurate completion of print production by automating purchasing, operations and financial functions. The solution integrates an advanced accounting package with applications for job management, purchasing, scheduling, inventory and fulfillment -- all designed to meet the unique needs of a printing company. Printcafe recently introduced multi-language, multi-currency functionality for Hagen OA to meet the needs of the European commercial print market and other printers with multi-lingual staff. "Vision Graphics has grown enormously over the last few years and we recently opened a second printing facility," said Mark Steputis, Owner and CEO of Vision Graphics Inc. "We chose Printcafe's Hagen solution because we wanted an integrated management system that had the capability to meet our growing needs. As our business continues to grow, tracking costs and spending is of paramount importance, and Hagen provides us with the tools to monitor costs and profitability across our locations. And we were very pleased with how smoothly the implementation process went." Printcafe's print management systems, including Hagen, Logic, PSI, PrintSmith and Prograph serve as the foundation of a printer's business information system. Add-on modules, such as Printcafe PrintFlow for dynamic scheduling, Printcafe Auto-Count for shop floor data collection and Printcafe PrinterSite, extend the information network to the shop floor and to the sales force. "Printcafe Hagen has already become a useful tool for our customer service staff, helping them respond more quickly and more accurately to our customers. Another reason why we chose Printcafe is their vision for integration. We are now looking forward to delving further into the system and working with Printcafe to integrate our production and press operations so that we can run an even more streamlined and profitable printing operation." About Vision Graphics Inc (www.visiongraphics-inc.com) Vision Graphics is a family-owned business and a leader in sheetfed commercial printing in the Rocky Mountain District. Voted fastest growing printer three years in a row by American Printer, its clients include advertising agencies and graphic designers, as well as a broad spectrum of corporate clients, including clients in the software and high tech manufacturing industries.

 

 

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