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Adobe InDesign Wins Over Japanese Print Firms

Press release from the issuing company

SAN JOSE, Calif., (Feb 13, 2001) (Nasdaq:ADBE)--Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that a number of premier professional printing companies in Japan have standardized on Adobe InDesign software as the page layout program of choice for their professional printing needs. Toppan Printing, Tokyo Lithmatic, Recruit Computer Publishing, and Kinko's Japan have aligned with Adobe to use InDesign J to ensure fast, high quality printing. InDesign J, the Japanese version of InDesign, is a next generation page layout and design application developed specifically for professional publishing in Japan. Adoption of InDesign by key North American printing companies and a number of important Japanese printing companies demonstrates that InDesign is the future of professional publishing. Toppan Printing, the world's second largest printing company, will implement company-wide use of InDesign J for output of manuscripts. Tokyo Lithmatic, a leading service bureau in Japan, will launch an output service for publishing documents using InDesign J at 28 outlets throughout Japan. Recruit Computer Publishing, a printing subsidiary of Recruit Co., Ltd., one of Japan's largest publishing companies will use InDesign J for production of magazines. Kinko's Japan, a subsidiary of the US Kinko's, Inc., a leading provider of document services, will use Adobe InDesign J as part of its Macintosh "self computer" service in over 40 outlets throughout Japan. "Our company mission is to provide a modern environment for customers by employing the very latest software," said Ryozo Nishida, president of Kinko's Japan. "Adobe InDesign J is positioned to become the mainstream software for Japanese desktop publishing. We will be deploying it throughout our stores."

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