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GretagMacbeth Announces Strategic Partnership with Digital Now

Press release from the issuing company

Orlando, FL, February 13, 2001 – GretagMacbeth, the leading color management solutions provider, and Digital Now, a leading developer of digital imaging technology and Internet solutions for the photo processing industry, today announced a strategic partnership. With this partnership, Digital Now will bundle and integrate GretagMacbeth’s Color Management solution into their scanner solutions. The partnership enables photo imaging customers to access best-of-breed color management solutions to increase overall photo scanning and reproduction quality. The announcement was made at the Photo Marketing Association show, currently under way in Orlando, Florida. Digital Now will integrate GretagMacbeth's Color Management solution, containing ProfileMaker™, BatchMatcher™, and iCColor™, into their Print to Print scanner ReproPrint™ 2.5. This allows photo labs to get high quality reprints in a consistent production. GretagMacbeth's Color Management engine will also be integrated into the dry film scanner of Digital Now in order to get high quality digital data. “Our new relationship with GretagMacbeth will help ensure that our customers have the option of highest quality, mission-critical solutions to achieve greater success in our marketplace,” said Frank Grossmann, chief scientist at Digital Now. “Our scanner solutions offer a combination of digital scanning and color management to ensure a superior end product.” “Gearing toward alliances that highlight the benefits of a combined color management solution enhance our business initiatives as well as those of Digital Now," said Francis Lamy, vice president and general manager of Digital Imaging at GretagMacbeth. "Both companies are striving to serve the best offerings in color management, and an alliance in this area benefits the core competencies of both GretagMacbeth and Digital Now.”