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ImageX Receives Third Patent From US Patent and Trademark Office

Thursday, May 23, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

KIRKLAND, Wash., May 22 -- ImageX, the leading provider of online solutions for distributing, managing and producing sales and marketing materials, today announced it has received a third patent from the US Patent and Trademark Office. The patent issued (US 6,381,032) covers the conversion of PostScript to PDF graphic image files within an automated printing system. This process eliminates the potential for human error in the print production process by automatically converting print-ready PostScript files to PDF, enabling customers to accurately proof printed items online, rather than having to order costly blueline proofs. Once approved, the customer's files are automatically transmitted to an ImageX production facility for printing. By eliminating human intervention in the proofing and production process, ImageX is able to greatly reduce the total cost of print for its customers. "The issuance of this third patent strengthens our patent portfolio," said Rich Begert, president and CEO. "With three additional Notices of Allowance outstanding, and 56 patents pending on ImageX technology alone, we expect to continue to set the pace for print industry innovations." More Information can be found imagex.com




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