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Corel to Bundle Graphics Applications with HP Scanners

Press release from the issuing company

Ottawa, Canada – Mar 13, 2001Corel Corporation (NASDAQ: CORL, TSE: COR) is pleased to announce that a host of Corel photo manipulation and creative applications will be bundled with the HP Scanjet 7400c series of scanners from Hewlett-Packard Company. This latest offering will combine Corel PHOTO-PAINT 8 for Mac and Corel Print Office™ 2000 PC with the HP Scanjet 7400c, 7450c, and 7490 scanners. Two Corel graphics powerhouses – CorelDRAW 9 for Windows and CorelDRAW 8 for Mac – will also be included on the feature-rich HP Scanjet 7490c scanners. "We have a history of combining Corel graphics products with HP scanners," said Jon Riis, director, OEM Sales, Americas. "This long collaboration stems from our mutual commitment to provide high-powered packages to suit the digital imaging and desktop publishing needs of our valued customers. HP scanners are incredibly robust and when they are coupled with Corel applications such as CorelDRAW and Corel PHOTO-PAINT, they are also extremely versatile." "By bundling Corel's outstanding image-editing software with our professional scanning devices, we are increasing our customers' ability to be more creative with their design projects," said Mary Peery, vice president and general manager of HP Digital Imaging. Featuring HP's exclusive scanning technology that offers 2400-dpi optical resolution, the HP Scanjet 7400c series scanners allow office professionals to use images to create impressive documents. All three models of the scanners come with a lighted transparency adapter for scanning 35mm slides, negatives and transparencies up to 5x5 inches.