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Enovation Graphic Systems and Flint Ink Announce Strategic Alliance

Tuesday, July 16, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

ELMSFORD, N.Y., July 15, 2002 – Enovation Graphic Systems, Inc. announced today the signing of an agreement with Flint Ink of Ann Arbor, MI creating an alliance that will provide Enovation’s nationwide branches a strategic sales opportunity with Flint Ink’s Sheetfed Commercial Inks & Coatings. The product line includes Process colors, Hexachrome colors, Pantone colors, Specialty colors, Specialty inks, UV/EB curable inks, and Aqueous and UV coatable inks. . "This is an exciting event for us," said John Meyer, director of product development for Enovation Graphic Systems. "Our solutions and services oriented, value-added approach to customers in the graphic communications industry compels us to provide best in class products with expert support. Flint Ink’s commitment to quality, research, technology, superior customer service and the environment is everything we are looking for in one complete package." "When my grandfather put his name on his company in 1920, it was for one reason: He wanted his customers to know that there was someone personally accountable for the quality of the products and the reliability of the service" said H. Howard Flint, II, Flint Ink’s chairman & chief executive officer. "Today, Flint Ink is a global leader in the printing ink industry. But it is still a family-owned company, answerable only to our customers. Our commitment to meeting current and future needs of the printing industry is demonstrated in a variety of ways. One of them is making sure suppliers sell our products with the same dedication to customer concerns. I see that attitude in Enovation’s approach to their business." According to Jim Bennett, vice president, commercial, for Flint Ink North America, "This agreement opens the way to significant new business for Flint Ink. There are hundreds of small –to-medium commercial printers out there. By teaming up with Enovation Graphic Systems, we can provide high quality and innovative products to these printers, and know that they’ll receive the level of service and support we are committed to providing to all of our customers. Dan Maffeo, executive vice president of Enovation Graphic Systems added: "Our mission is to provide products and services that add value to our customer’s business and the Flint Ink product line does exactly that. Flint Ink is a name synonymous with quality and customer satisfaction." About Enovation Graphic Systems, Inc. The nation’s leading distributor to the graphic communications industry, Enovation Graphic Systems, Inc. offers a full-line of analog and digital consumables, electronic imaging products, software and technical and support services, including: electronic prepress equipment; computer workstations and software; fileservers and networking solutions; consumables and hardware for offset lithography and flexography; pressroom supplies and chemicals; post-press and finishing equipment, and personalized, consultative services. About Flint Ink Flint Ink is the world's largest privately owned manufacturer of printing inks. Founded in 1920 and headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, the company offers a comprehensive range of sheetfed and web offset, flexographic, gravure, UV/EB curable and digital inks to customers around the globe. Forbes lists Flint Ink among the top 220 Private Companies in the US. Worldwide. Flint Ink operates more than100 facilities, employs approximately 5000 people and has sales in excess of $1.6 billion.




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