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Canopy Teams with Roll Systems to Provide Complete Press and Post-press Solutions

Press release from the issuing company

SEATTLE, WA and BURLINGTON, MA -- February 28, 2001 -- Canopy LLC, a joint venture of PrimeSource and Xeikon and Roll Systems announced today that the companies have entered into a "preferred vendor" agreement to provide press and post-press solutions to the Xeikon digital press community. Xeikon digital color presses are recognized as leading the on-demand digital print market. By joining forces with Roll Systems, Canopy will be able to equip Xeikon digital color press systems with Roll Systems' Digital Color Unwinder as part of a complete digital printing solution. This teaming of technology will enable Canopy's customers to realize substantial, overall print productivity gains while increasing production efficiency. With the addition of the Digital Color Unwinder, Canopy customers will benefit by: Longer, uninterrupted operation by eliminating frequent re-threading of smaller rolls; Reducing waste and easing paper handling by the Color Unwinder's ability to process paper rolls up to 50 inches in diameter and its ability to use paper closer to the roll core; Allowing users to load larger rolls -- quicker and easier -- with the Color Unwinder's small footprint, shaftless design and cart-based loading system. "This is an important step in our efforts to enhance press and post-press operation, complementing our prepress expertise to deliver total digital printing solutions," notes Bill Ehrlich, Canopy LLC, Product Manager for Digital Media and Finishing. "Roll Systems brings our customers world class paper handling solutions. The relationship will enable our customers to take full advantage of reliable, state-of-the-art paper handling equipment that will enable them to increase their productivity while reducing waste and downtime. We look forward to this relationship and hope our customers will avail themselves of our combined expertise in color digital print production."

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