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Many Companies Demonstrate Newest Products at Pitman Booth

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CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 7, 2001 – Pitman Company, the leading North American graphic arts supplier, presents the new 21st century industry paradigm for serving the expanding equipment and product needs of the graphic arts industry at its Print '01 exhibit booth #5110. During the show, Pitman's management and sales representatives will detail how the company's recently acquired capabilities in e-commerce, telesales and technical support, linked with its established nationwide network of 20 fully stocked, highly sophisticated branch distribution facilities, provide the graphics industry's fastest access, delivery and support of digital imaging and traditional equipment and products from 200-plus leading manufacturers represented by Pitman. NEWEST TECHNOLOGIES The 7,600 square-foot Pitman exhibit booth will feature demonstrations of the newest advanced technologies and products of industry leaders Agfa, DuPont, Imation, Kodak Polychrome Graphics and Presstek, as well as major products from Canon, Screen, Polaroid Graphics Imaging, ECRM, Epson, Purup Eskofot, Artworks Systems, Barco and introducing the Gerber Sector System™, a revolutionary method of producing your coating blankets in-house. A new company, Orasee Corporation, will introduce a 3D printing/imaging system. TECHNOLOGY VANGUARD Joe Demharter, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pitman Company, commented, "Pitman has always been in the vanguard of technology in our industry, and our Print 01 booth will be an important showcase for the newest products from manufacturers that are setting the pace in new technologies for the graphic arts industry." "Visitors to our booth," he added, "also will learn more about our two major acquisitions over the last six months, PrintNation and Ad Vantage, and the exciting new dimensions they add to our solid national sales and support infrastructure. We're now providing our customers and manufacturers with fast, accurate, web-based communications and response systems through the industry's most advanced and responsive e-commerce portal. It's been a great first half for Pitman and an exciting start for our new management team. As we approach our Centennial, we're well under way to building the new business paradigm that clearly fits the needs of a fast-changing industry where more than ever, immediate response is the only option." CAPABILITIES REVIEW Mr. Demharter added that the members of Pitman's management team will be on hand at the exhibit booth to review the company's capabilities across all segments of its customer base including packaging, commercial printing, newspaper publishing, corporate and in-plant production, and trade/color shops. Representatives from Partners Graphic Support Service & Supply, the Canadian distribution channel for Pitman's e-commerce system also will be available at the exhibit booth to discuss system operations specific to its market.

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