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printCafe Wins Major Deal with Largest Printer in France

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LONDON, Feb. 22 - printCafe(TM), the operating system for print(TM), announced at the Intergraphic trade show in France, that it has signed Maury Imprimeur SA as the first printCafe client in Europe to adopt a completely integrated system for print management and ecommerce. A leading provider of print management software and ecommerce applications for the printing and publishing industries, printCafe applications are used by more than 7,000 print buyers and printing facilities worldwide, including 19 of the 25 largest publication and commercial printers in North America. Under the agreement, printCafe will provide Maury Imprimeur with a custom- branded Web site for online print management and procurement. The 500,000 Euro ($460,000 US dollars) deal includes implementation of printCafe's Prograph print management system which will integrate with the printCafe ecommerce front end, allowing Maury Imprimeur and its publishing clients to manage projects, from creation through delivery, online. Among printCafe's leading print management products, the Prograph system was first shown in Europe at the Print UK exhibition last September. Prograph allows printers to plan, schedule, and execute complex jobs, automating many time-consuming and costly production tasks. As part of the ecommerce package, Maury Imprimeur will also offer its magazine publishing customers copies of printCafe's Proteus(TM) software, a market leading electronic layout tool used by more than 200 magazines in Europe. The integration of Proteus, Prograph, and the printCafe ecommerce system allows Maury Imprimeur to integrate their entire print workflow. ``We want to offer our customers a way of communicating with us directly over the Internet and printCafe's systems are already integrated to the Web,'' said Jean Pierre Clemot, Systems Manager at Maury Imprimeur. ``That means that our customers can send their magazine flatplans over the Internet if they wish and we offer them a much better service than our competitors.''

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