Artwork Systems Announces Record Order Intake of $2.6m During Print 05
Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Gent, Belgium - September 20, 2005 - Artwork Systems Group N.V., a world leader in professional pre-press software, announces excellent sales results at the Print ‘05 trade show in Chicago, Illinois, from September 9-15, 2005. Order intake amounted to $2.6 million, which is an increase of 24% over last year’s Graph Expo show. Internationally, Print ’05 was the largest, most comprehensive event for the commercial, package printing and converting industry in 2005. During the show, it became apparent that there are a number of print technologies to watch: de facto PDF, remote proofing, better digital presses, and plant-wide automation. Artwork Systems introduced more new products during Print ’05 than at drupa last year. All of these answer perfectly to these new trends in printing: Odystar Packaging, inPDF (a PDF link for Adobe Illustrator), Concentric Screening, and Enfocus PitStop Automate. The exhibition also marked a definite breakthrough for Odystar in the U.S. with a total of 12 systems sold. Enfocus Software’s presence at Print ’05 was also very successful. The company’s products scored very well and two important new O.E.M. deals were signed with Quad/Graphics, the largest privately held printer of magazines, catalogs and other commercial products in the world, and Screen, one of the largest suppliers of innovative printing technology and equipment. The total cost for Print ‘05 amounted to $180,000 and will be included in the operating expenses for the fourth quarter of FY2005. The revenue generated from the sales will run into the first quarter of the new fiscal year that starts on October 1, 2005 and will definitely contribute to a good start. Guido Van der Schueren, Chairman of the Board, comments: “At Print ’05, industry watchers agreed that Belgium is the epicenter of forward thinking professionals trying to plot the future of PDF, and Artwork Systems’ and Enfocus’ software take the lead."