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Korean Printers Welcome CreoScitex Computer-To-Plate Solutions

Press release from the issuing company

VANCOUVER, CANADA -- August 13, 2001 -- CreoScitex, a division of Creo Products Inc. (NASDAQ: CREO; TSE: CRE), is pleased to announce two recent sales of CreoScitex computer-to-plate (CTP) systems in Korea. After CreoScitex opened its Korean branch office last year, Best Graphic International Co. purchased a Lotem(tm) 400V platesetter with Brisque(tm)2 Impose workflow, using CIP3, the international industry standard aimed at reducing press make-ready by adopting a standard, cross-vendor machine language and by digitally linking prepress, press, and post-press. Best Graphic is known for high-quality printing, ceramic wares and fashion. The company runs two shifts daily with two four-color Shinohara presses. With 25 years in the printing business, Best Graphic chose CreoScitex for its introduction to CTP. "CreoScitex service is as excellent as its reputation, and offers a very good training program for our employees," said Mr. Won Ho Nam, President of Best Graphic. "It's been just a couple of weeks since the installation, and we are RIPing files very quickly and producing excellent quality plates." CreoScitex will install the second CTP system in Korea next month at GoMoonDang Printing Co., one of Korea's major commercial printers. GoMoonDang purchased a Lotem(tm) 800V2 platesetter, Brisque(tm) 4 Impose workflow, an Iris(r)4Print proofer and a Renaissance II copydot scanner. GoMoonDang has seven 8-up presses in four offices, which are located in DaeGu City, Seoul, Kumi and PyungTaek. GoMoonDang will use the new CTP system to produce literature for Lucky Gold, Korea's second largest semiconductor company. "I am looking forward to seeing the CreoScitex CTP system in our company," said Mr. Si Young Jang, Director, GoMoonDang. "Throughput speed matters as we are facing tight deadlines. The CreoScitex solution will help enhance our productivity and efficiency." CreoScitex Korea... "We are very happy that two of Korea's top printers selected CreoScitex as their first computer-to-plate systems," said Mr. Y.S. Kim, Sales Director, CreoScitex Korea. "We expect many more printers to follow their example as they improve productivity while delivering even better quality printing to their customers." The Korean office of CreoScitex, together with SeGa Graphic Co. -- the Korean agency for Shinohara Sho Ji K. K. -- will host an open house on August 24 at S.E. Graphics Art, #46-14, Jeo Dong 1Ga, Jung Gu, Seoul, Korea. For more information, contact Ms. S. H. Ahn, +82-2-2279-3415, CreoScitex Korea.

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