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Sir Speedy, PIP to Get Hemera GraphicsDesk Image Access Solution

Press release from the issuing company

Patent Pending Client-Server Software Uniquely Combines Internet Access to Hundreds of Thousands of High Quality Digital Images with Intuitive Interactive Search Technology HULL, Canada--April 23, 2002-- Hemera Technologies Inc., a world leader in wholly owned, royalty-free digital image content, today announced that it has entered into a business relationship with Franchise Services, Inc., parent company of Sir Speedy, Inc., PIP Printing and Multicopy for the distribution of the Hemera GraphicsDesk image access solution to more than 1,000 franchises worldwide. Franchise Services is the world's largest franchisor of printing, copying and digitally networked centers. "Combined with our professional graphic design services, we expect Hemera's digital images to be a benefit to our franchisees and their customers," said Dan Beck, president of Sir Speedy, Inc. "We look forward to making available quality royalty-free images to customers throughout our global network." GraphicsDesk is the ideal solution for business professionals looking to add impact to their business communications and marketing materials. It combines the reach of the Internet with desktop software to find and use images from collections containing 185,000 royalty-free digital images including stock photography, Hemera Photo-Objects, vector clip art, illustrations and cartoons. The GraphicsDesk step-by-step Export Wizard provides ease-of-use through simple drag-and-drop, copy and paste exported images into the user's application of choice. "Our agreement with Franchise Services, Inc. provides us with a unique opportunity to access a global network of centers that can serve customers wherever they need to print," said Arlen Bartsch, executive vice president, Business Segment at Hemera. "The distribution of our images through the Sir Speedy, PIP Printing and Multicopy networks is part of our effort to reach the widest possible user base."