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GretagMacbeth Partners with httprint, Web Based Color Management

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CHICAGO, IL; September 6, 2001 — In PRINT ‘01 booth 5325 GretagMacbeth, a market leader in color management systems for the professional print, prepress and design communities, today announced a partnership with httprint Europe to provide the underlying software and color technology for the color management module httprint offers customers of its eCommerce solution. httprint’s comprehensive Color Management Module brings together the relevant expertise required for online color management for the printing and media sectors covering the full range of color workflow requirements for remote monitor calibration, remote proofing and other practical solutions, all supported over the Internet using httprint’s e-commerce solutions. The Color Management Module is being demonstrated in the KBA booth #929 at Print 01 where it is being shown as part of an a unique integrated, web-enabled workflow solution. “Color management is a key component of a reliable print procurement metaphor,” says Francis Lamy, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Development at GretagMacbeth. “We believe that GretagMacbeth's comprehensive suite of tools and systems — from workstation, to workgroup and the internet — will enable httprint to deliver its services to a broader category of customers and set new benchmarks for integration and color reliability in the internet print procurement arena. We are excited at the dawn of this partnership, as it will enable GretagMacbeth ‘s technology and brand to reach a new scale of deployment". Robert North, European Managing Director of httprint says: “This is a demonstration of httprint’s ongoing commitment to practical eCommerce solutions and that they can be tailored to every aspect of the printing industry. Remote proofing and printing presses already offer the benefits of digital technology, which will be further enhanced through the application of httprint’s licensed front-end color management software.” Mark Porter, President and CEO of httprint, says: “We have brought together industry specialists to ensure a powerful and total digital solution is available through our e-commerce offerings. Color management fidelity based on Internet technology is something the market has been demanding for some time. We are pleased to have found the appropriate partners to deliver this.”

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