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RR Donnelley Introduces EZBlue to Enhance Financial Printing Service

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, Nov. 7 -- R. R. Donnelley & Sons Company, a leading provider of financial printing and compliance solutions, has launched EZBlue to provide a faster, more convenient and more effective way of clearing documents to be printed. The final decision to commit a document "to print" requires a confidence level more difficult to satisfy using conventional proofing formats. Prior to the introduction of EZBlue, clients evaluated "blueline" proofs, or physical mock-ups of the final printed product. With EZBlue, the final prepress check occurs on a computer screen and mirrors the document's exact content, color, trim size, imposition and page alignment. EZBlue proofs can be distributed to locations worldwide electronically, with no delays or special delivery costs. "EZBlue is created from the same digital file that we use to go to press, guaranteeing that what you see in the digital document is what you'll see in the printed book," said Tom Juhase, president of RR Donnelley Global Capital Markets. "Our clients' need for speed is crucial and EZBlue takes a fraction of the traditional process's time." EZBlue can be used to improve workflow on a wide variety of financial documents created by investment banks, securities law firms, corporations and investment funds, such as an M&A and Fund prospectus, notice and proxy, 10Q and annual report, debt or equity offering, and investor communications. EZBlue features a page-turning feature that provides a realistic way to review individual pages as well as multilevel zoom, flexible navigation, and multiple print options. For extra user convenience, EZBlue is a self-contained player requiring no additional programs, plug-ins or upgrades. It can be used to distribute document proofs to any size workgroup for access from any location worldwide. "We're excited by this industry first and its ability to add value to our clients by offering the options and flexibility they require, beyond traditional financial printing solutions," added Juhase. A demonstration of how EZBlue works, using RR Donnelley's 2004 Proxy, can be seen at http://capitalmarkets.rrdonnelley.com/Ezblue_overview.cfm . EZBlue is the latest RR Donnelley innovation in document proofing and distribution solutions, which includes NET.filer, the first automatic, direct to the SEC, self-service filing of Section 16 documents, and EZCompare(SM), a content-verifying utility that automatically compares the client supplied file and newly typeset documents to ensure content accuracy.




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