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Adobe and Servador Bring Internet Printing to the Enterprise

Thursday, April 25, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

Adobe PDF Transit enables Servador customers to create and submit Adobe PDF files to print centers via the Internet NEW YORK--April 24, 2002-- Adobe Systems, the leader in network publishing, and Servador, Inc., a leader in Internet printing technology and online auction services, today announced a licensing agreement to integrate Adobe PDF Transit, an Internet-based document delivery and printing technology, into Servador's Webprint services platform. This alliance allows Servador customers, primarily large-and mid-sized enterprises in the hospitality, manufacturing and financial services industries, to submit print jobs directly from a desktop computer, or laptop, to their corporate print centers via the Internet. Servador's Webprint product is an enterprise print services platform connecting corporate users to internal print services. Adobe PDF Transit lets end-users quickly and easily submit print-ready files to an on-site print center or an outside commercial printer. Because it is based on Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), jobs can also be proofed over the Internet, creating an efficient, print workflow that can be managed remotely. Servador will integrate Adobe PDF Transit into its scalable Web service, complete with job ticketing and job management, optional pricing, and a co-branded, behind-the-firewall, print ordering interface. "By combining Adobe PDF Transit with Webprint, we hope to make Internet-based print-on-demand a reality and a new standard for ordering and procuring all forms of printed material," said Doug Evans, chief executive officer of Servador. "Our goal in working closely with Adobe on PDF Transit is to further Web-enable the entire printing process, and to bring significant cost reduction to our customers." Now, with the addition of PDF Transit, Servador customers can submit a print job--such as a corporate brochure, product catalog, or direct mail piece--and the Webprint product will convert the document into an industry-standard Adobe PDF file. After proofing the document from the customer's desktop, a print-ready file is sent directly over the Internet to the print center. Adobe PDF ensures the documents are printed and the job is completed, exactly as intended. "Servador's integration of Adobe PDF Transit with Webprint is changing the way people manage print production by removing fundamental barriers in print production to create operational efficiencies," said George Cacioppo, vice president, Internet Printing Group at Adobe. "Servador is taking a significant step towards the network publishing vision of being able to print anytime, anywhere on any device." About Servador Incorporated Servador is the leading provider of online private auction and Internet print-on-demand products and services for the printing and publishing industries. As a software company, Servador's focus is on providing innovative tools, real-world expertise and solutions needed for organizations to better manage, streamline and reduce the cost of their commercial and digital print spending. Based in New York City, Servador maintains product development offices in Silicon Valley, and sales offices in Washington, DC and Boston. Founded in 1999, Servador is a privately-held company. For more information about Servador, please visit www.servador.com. About Adobe Systems Incorporated Founded in 1982, Adobe Systems Incorporated (www.adobe.com) builds award-winning software solutions for network publishing, including Web, ePaper, print, video, wireless and broadband applications. Its graphic design, imaging, dynamic media and authoring tools enable customers to create, manage and deliver visually-rich, reliable content. Headquartered in San Jose, Calif., Adobe one of the world's leading software companies, with annual revenues exceeding $1.2 billion.




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