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Global Graphics Signs OEM Technology Agreement With Enfocus

Wednesday, May 07, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

Cambridge UK; 6 May 2003: Global Graphics Software, a subsidiary of Global Graphics SA and a leading developer and supplier of high-performance solutions for document creation, management and printing, announced today that it has signed an OEM technology agreement with Enfocus, a subsidiary of Artwork Systems Group (Nasdaq Europe:AWSG) and internationally recognized as a pioneer of PDF related software. The agreement will allow Global Graphics to incorporate Enfocus technology, with the first phase resulting in the integration of Enfocus’ PitStop pre-flighting and Certified PDF technology into Jaws PDF Courier™, Global Graphics’ encrypted file submission system that allows print service providers to offer their customers secure print procurement over the Internet. Services based on Jaws PDF Courier have been successfully launched in Europe by The Netherlands-based ready4print, in Australia and New Zealand by D2P, Australia’s leading turnkey Internet and artwork delivery solutions provider, and in the US by PrismaTek, a specialist provider of systems integration services for the graphic arts market. The inclusion of the Enfocus pre-flighting and Certified PDF technologies within Jaws PDF Courier will bring an enhanced set of features to the underlying technology and will introduce a number of additional benefits to providers and users of the service that will make digital workflow systems even more efficient. Jim Freidah, Global Graphics Software’s chief operating officer says, “An important part of our business strategy is to expand our PDF technology into our core commercial print and digital print markets via our customer base of original equipment manufacturers and system integrators. By incorporating Enfocus Certified PDF under the hood of our own PDF Technology and other product offerings, we bring further value added to our customers in these markets.” David Van Driessche, CEO at Enfocus Software NV comments: “The addition of Global Graphics as an OEM partner is an exciting development for us. Global Graphics is one of the leading companies in the PDF domain. The fact that they have chosen Enfocus preflight and Certified PDF technology is a tribute to our position as a market leader. This will enable document creators using Jaws PDF Courier to now use Certified PDF to prepare print-ready PDF files.”




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