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CreoScitex Expands Variable Information Partner Program

Press release from the issuing company

On Demand Expo, NYC, NY (February 27, 2001) - The Digital Printing Group of CreoScitex, a division of Creo Products Inc. (NASDAQ: CREO; TSE: CRE), is pleased to report that its Variable Information partner program, announced at Drupa 2000, is continuing to thrive and expand. This program, initiated by CreoScitex, creates partnerships with leading vendors of variable information (VI) authoring tools, each with its unique advantages, in order to provide color VI solutions to a wide range of digital printing workflows. The partners' VI authoring tools implement the CreoScitex Variable Print Specification (VPS) language, which has become the de facto industry standard for color production digital printers. VI jobs created by these tools are efficiently processed by CreoScitex Spire™ color servers, through such innovative features as element re-use by object caching, on-the-fly imposition and color correction of variable jobs, and a powerful but easy to use interface. CreoScitex supports its partners with workflow consultancy, testing tools and ongoing technical support, in order to assure efficient variable information output. VI Partners Expand Business using VPS The original list of participating vendors, which includes Atlas, GMC, PageFlex, PrintSoft and Xerox, report outstanding successes in their VI applications, which are changing the face of on-demand, personalized print. PrintSoft PreS Provides Speed and Flexibility in Direct Mail Applications 3D Digital Document Distribution Ltd., one of London's leading providers of high-speed laser printing solutions, chose the PreS VI authoring application from PrintSoft running on a Spire color server. GMC PrintNet Enables Automatic VI Updating from the Internet defacto Group, a German-based marketing company, was so pleased with the performance of its DocuColor 2060, Spire color server, and PrintNet VI program using the CreoScitex VPS, that it ordered an additional system only one month after receiving the first one. Xerox Will Sell PageFlex Variable Information Programs Two PageFlex programs that use the VPS format, Mpower and Persona, have been endorsed by Xerox and will be sold through its distribution channels. Document Sciences and XMPiE are the Newest VI Partners CreoScitex welcomes Document Sciences, a California-based company specializing in the automated production of high volume variable data documents, to its partner group Document Sciences has announced that its PostScript® Print Emitter will soon support CreoScitex's Variable Print Specification (VPS). The newest company to join CreoScitex' VI partner program is XMPiE™, an innovative developer of cross-media personalized marketing solutions. XMPiE uses VPS as one of its formats for generating Variable Information, graphically rich, production printing.

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