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Original Impressions Installs Speedmaster XL 105

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

Feb 25 2008 - Original Impressions, LLC, a full service marketing communications company, today announced that it has added Heidelberg's latest offset technology, the Speedmaster XL 105 press, to its arsenal of offset printing presses. The new cutting edge XL 105 leverages aerodynamic sheet travel technology that is designed for production speeds of 18,000 sheets per hour (sph), making it the fastest sheetfed press in the industry. Original Impressions' addition of the XL 105 will allow the Company to expedite project timelines, as well as increase efficiencies in labor and production costs.

"We continually look for new and innovative ways to provide value-added services to our customers," said Roland B. Garcia, Sr., founder and CEO of Original Impressions. "This new press will enable us to better meet the increasing demands of our customers with even more success, as it will double the capacity produced by our other presses and provide us with a higher level of automation and efficiency."

The Speedmaster XL 105's technology uses a fully streamlined process; at the highest point is the 18,000 sph, mark-free sheet travel, superior inking and HydroColor dampening unit and a six-color aqueous coating unit that provides for premium gloss effects. Combined, these features expand Original Impressions' existing platform of specialized printing services.

"Equally as important is that the new press supports our environmental sustainability efforts," said Garcia. "Our responsibility to the environment is always at the forefront of our initiatives. We have found that investments that help secure a better future for our environment pay for themselves very quickly, and this new press will enable us to significantly decrease our Company's carbon footprint."

Heidelberg's firm commitment to the environment is in line with the Company's "green" efforts and was a key factor in selecting the XL 105. The press' cloth wash-up devices for the blanket and impression cylinders use a minimal amount of solvent and water. According to Heidelberg, CO2 emissions generated by material consumption and printing processes of the press can be reduced by more than five percent, paper waste by up to 80 percent, energy consumption by more than 15 percent and waste by up to five percent.

The press is currently being installed within the Company's 68,000 square foot facility, the footprint of which takes up more than 840 square feet. The installation required reinforcing the floors in order to support the 60+ ton unit. The anticipated completion date is set for early March 2008, with a press christening ceremony planned shortly thereafter.

To learn more about Original Impressions, please visit the company's Website at http://www.originalimpressions.com.




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