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Monaco Systems and X-Rite Strike Color Management Solutions Deal

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ANDOVER, Mass.--Aug. 20, 2001--Monaco Systems, Inc., a leader in the field of color management, today announced a promotion with X-Rite, Incorporated that will provide customers with an accurate, cost-effective and powerful color management solution. The promotion includes Monaco Systems' MonacoPROOF software and X-Rite's spectrophotometers. X-Rite, Grandville, Michigan, is a leading global provider of technology enhancing solutions using color, light, and shape. In addition to benefiting from a comprehensive profiling and calibration system, users can save up to $889 when they take advantage of this promotion, which lasts through December 31, 2001. With the X-Rite spectrophotometers and MonacoPROOF ICC profiling software promotion, users can select either the manual Digital Swatchbook Tethered spectrophotometer, or the more advanced automatic DTP41 AutoScan spectrophotometer. The MonacoSENSOR calibration instrument, which ensures on-screen color accuracy, is included in each of the promotional deals. The combination of MonacoPROOF and the X-Rite measurement devices provides color-intensive organizations with leading edge device profiling and monitor calibration. Users will have optimal control in creating ICC-based profiles for input and output devices within the color management workflow. "Monaco Systems is always looking for ways to provide our customers with the best possible color management solutions available,'' said George Adam, CEO of Monaco Systems. "This promotion offers the users the benefit of state-of-the-art color managementsoftware and color measurement devices. As well, the promotion provides customers with the flexibility to select the X-Rite spectrophotometer to meet their color requirements. We look forward to working with X-Rite, a company with an outstanding reputation in the industry.'' MonacoPROOF MonacoPROOF is a cost-effective, powerful, ICC color management application that retails at $1495. The software gives users ultimate control in creating ICC-based profiles for scanners, monitors, and printers. It interfaces with standard measurement devices. Profile editing allows adjustment to lightness, saturation and individual output curves. MonacoPROOF is available for Macintosh and Windows platforms. The product is ideal for reprographic shops, photo labs, commercial photographers, small print shops, and creative professionals. X-Rite's Spectrophotometers The Digital Swatchbook Tethered spectrophotometer is a simple color management tool that works in conjunction with desktop computers. It is accurate and supports Macintosh and Windows operating systems to utilize measured spectrophotometer readings in conjunction with a collection of color software utilities called ColorShop 2.6. The DTP41 AutoScan spectrophotometer is a fast and affordable instrument that provides consistent and accurate output on users' proofing systems. It provides single-button operation and automation, measuring 480 color patches in approximately five minutes. For more about these products, visit www.xrite.com, or call the sales department at 616.534.7663. Pricing and Availability The Digital Swatchbook Tethered spectrophotometer with MonacoPROOF is specially priced at $2,500, a discount of $649. The DTP41 Autoscan Spectrophotometer with MonacoPROOF sells for $3,500, a savings of $839 off the retail price. The DTP-41 UV Autoscan Spectrophotometer with MonacoPROOF sells for $3,700, a savings of $889. All bundle deals include the MonacoSENSOR colorimeter (USB connection). These products are available through Monaco Systems' Website and authorized resellers.

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