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Pitman Relaunches Printnation.com Online Super Store

Press release from the issuing company

Totowa, NJ, July 3, 2001—Pitman Company, the largest distributor to the printing and publishing industry in the United States, today relaunches the Web e-commerce site Printnation, the world's largest online printing equipment and supplies store. Dedicated to the graphic arts industry, Printnation now offers customers the ability to order more than 80,000 products online—equipment, applications and consumables— greatly expanding Pitman's ability to sell prepress and pressroom supplies and equipment over the Internet. Pitman acquired Printnation's assets in May 2001. Pitman's nationwide bricks-and-mortar infrastructure, including 20 fully stocked warehouse locations across the United States, provides Printnation with the delivery, service and support network to drive its e-commerce capability at high capacity.      Printnation customers now have access to Pitman's unlimited selection of products from more than 900 quality brand suppliers, including Kodak Polychrome Graphics, Agfa, DuPont, Epson, Hewlett-Packard, Imation, Screen, Scitex, ECRM, Artwork Systems, Apple, Xerox and many others. One of the most significant improvements Printnation customers will experience is the ability to call on Pitman's highly trained, knowledgeable inside salespeople to ask questions about any product or application.  Printnation customers can call one number, 877-374-8626, to gather additional information or to consult on the use of any product available on the Printnation site. "With Printnation powered by Pitman, customers will continue to enjoy excellent customer service while benefiting from the broad range of services and product lines offered by Pitman Company," said Joe Demharter, Pitman Company President. "Now Pitman can serve customers by every means available, at any time of the day or night. We have an unbeatable Web capability, we have a long-established nationwide sales force, we have one number to call for customer service and support, and we have representatives across the country who are ready to assist customers." Founded in 1906, Pitman Company provides a full range of digital imaging solutions, service and support as well as traditional prepress and pressroom products. The company also offers products tailored specifically for the newspaper market and the packaging industry and has a strong national accounts program. Headquartered in Totowa, NJ, Pitman has 20 branch locations throughout the U.S.