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Creo Everywhere: Creo Brings Home Awards from GraphExpo

Monday, October 14, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--Oct. 11, 2002--Creo Inc. reports its successful participation in Graph Expo 2002, the prepress and printing industry's largest trade show in North America this year. The 10,400 sq. ft. Creo booth, one of the show's largest, beat out nearly 500 other exhibitors to win the 'Executive Outlook Best Booth of the Show' award. 'Must See' Products Creo earned several 'Must See 'Ems' awards, granted each year to the most exciting new products at Graph Expo. 'Must See 'Ems' were awarded for Creo Synapse Link software and the Veris(TM) proofing system. Synapse Link software provides increased visibility into prepress for printers, allowing them to achieve new levels of business efficiency and productivity. The Veris proofer, the revolutionary new digital continuous-tone inkjet contract proofing solution, also netted a 'Hot Product' award from industry magazine Electronic Publishing. 'Hot Product' status was also granted to the new iQsmart(TM) professional flatbed scanners. Award-winning Customers Several Creo customers also won awards during Graph Expo. The Printing Industries of America (PIA) Premier Print Awards recognize excellence in design and quality printing. Creo customer Metropolitan Fine Printers Ltd. of Vancouver brought home seven-an unprecedented number-of the most prestigious awards in the graphic arts industry, distinguishing itself from more than 700 competitors representing 15 countries. Creo technology played a key role in the success of this printer. Demonstrating Industry Leadership While new prepress solutions and technology innovations were demonstrated to hundreds of customers, Creo also welcomed Adobe Systems Incorporated, Komori America Corporation, and Printcafe Software, Inc. to the Networked Graphic Production Partner Program. These industry leaders have collaborated with Creo to create integrated technologies and products that revolutionize the conventional print production process, increasing levels of connectivity, automation and collaboration for all involved. Most Widely Exhibited Vendor Nearly a dozen vendor booths at Graph Expo demonstrated Creo technology including computer-to-plate (CTP) systems, proofing, scanning, and print on-demand solutions. Creo Spire(TM) color servers were driving the Xerox DocuColor and the DocuColor iGen3 Digital Production Presses, and Creo digital offset printing components and Staccato screening were printing live on the Komori Lithrone S40 press. Enthusiastic customers signed dozens of deals for new systems and many visitors participated in educational presentations on color management, stochastic screening, and how to increase their potential for profit by implementing new Creo solutions. Graph Expo is one of the dozens of trade shows Creo participates in around the world every year.




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