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Pitman to Showcase Digital Printing, Workflow, PrintNation and More at PRINT

Press release from the issuing company

Chicago, IL, Sept. 6—Pitman Company, the nation's leading distributor of graphic arts products for the printing and publishing industry, demonstrates its offerings and expertise in the most forward-thinking printing and prepress technologies in Chicago at Print '01, Sept. 6-13. Pitman's 7500-square-foot display area, booth #5110, is divided into four subject areas with live equipment demonstrations in each. Visitors will see a variety of solutions for both printing and prepress applications: Workflow Hardware and software from Artwork Systems, Meta Communications, Proactive Storage Center, Xinet FullPress and WebNative will be active at the Pitman booth. Pitman technical specialists will demonstrate the use of these tools as part of an all-digital prepress environment. Digital printing Digital presses and printers developed by Canon Digital Products will be active in the Pitman booth. Visitors will have the opportunity to see press sheets and printed materials output by these high-quality devices. Demonstrations of a variety of digital proofing solutions will be available as well, including use of the Agfa Sherpa, Polaroid Prediction, TechSage SpinJet and Epson printers. For visitors with an eye toward computer-to-plate conversion, Pitman offers consultation and demos of the Agfa Galileo, ECRM Desert Cat, Presstek Dimension, Screen PlateRite and Purup Eskofot devices and their place within the all-digital workflow. As the leading dealer in CtP conversions nationwide, Pitman provides end-to-end expertise in planning, configuring, installing and maintaining the CtP workflow to fit each individual customer, regardless of the size of their printing operations. Packaging Pitman's decades of expertise in the specific needs of the packaging industry ranges from the largest operations to the smallest tag and label line. At Print '01, Pitman will demonstrate equipment including the Barco Spark CtP and DuPont's Cyrel plates, digital proofer and laminator. Printnation With Pitman's recent acquisition of 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. Now Pitman can reach customers by every means available, and serve customers through whatever method each individual prefers: with an unbeatable Web capability, a long-established nationwide sales force, one number to call for customer service and support, and representatives at 20 sites across the country who are ready to assist customers. Pitman will demonstrate the Printnation online ordering capability in the Print '01 booth. 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. For more information on Pitman Company, call 973-812-0400 or visit www.pitman.com.

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