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Rexam Expands Magic Media Offerings for Epson an HP Printers

Press release from the issuing company

SOUTH HADLEY, MA, January 30, 2001 - Rexam Image Products, a worldwide leader in the manufacture of coated paper, films and specialty substrates, today announced an expansion of its popular Magic ink jet product line for users of Epson 9000/9500 printers and Hewlett-Packard DesignJet 5000printers. Five leading Magic products are now available in 44" widths for the Epson 9000/9500 printers. The new 44"-wide Magic products include: · DMPG98 and DMPG132 coated matte presentation papers · DMPS-EDEN semi-gloss, microporous, photorealistic media · DMBP5 high-gloss backlit polyester film · DMVLA5 matte calendered adhesive vinyl Rexam's 44" products join an existing Magic line of 36" and 42" media designed for Epson 9000/9500 printers, which includes a variety of photobase papers, backlit films, canvas and cloth products, and banners.In addition, the company announced that many of its Magic products can be used on the Hewlett-Packard DesignJet 5000. After extensive testing, Rexam has determined that the majority of its Magic family of ink jet media is compatible with the HP DesignJet 5000. Added are several matte paper grades, photobase paper, films, canvas, polycloth, banner material, and PSA vinyl with adhesive available in 42" and 60" widths. A full compatibility chart, complete with recommended and alternative printer settings for optimum performance, is available from Rexam Magic authorized resellers or at www.magicinkjet.com. "We want to ensure that Rexam customers can utilize the newest technologies available from printer manufacturers," said Lowell Strom, Rexam Image Products product manager. "As the demand for piezo printers continues to grow, Rexam will continue to develop the high-quality ink jet media products users need to keep pace in the marketplace. These latest products demonstrate our commitment to providing the means for customers to have flexibility in equipment yet still achieve the highest image quality possible."