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Partners Graphic Support Service & Supply To Deliver Toray Torelief Plates in Canada

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, IL, September 7, 2001 — Partners Graphic Support Service & Supply (PGS) has been named the exclusive distributor in Canada for Toray Torelief photo sensitive relief printing plates. Pitman Company, the master North American distributor of Torelief plates, recently announced the formation of a strategic alliance with PGS as the Canadian distribution channel for Pitman's PrintNation, the world's largest online printing equipment and supply store. Toray Torelief plates are supreme quality plates providing extraordinary image reproduction with higher durability. They support dry offset and letterpress printing applications that are of particular importance to the packaging industry. PGS partner David Leetham stated, "We're delighted to have the distributorship for Torelief in Canada. It's a great product that broadens our product line and technical support, and spearheads our first major commitment to supporting the expanding Canadian packaging printing market segment with its tremendous potential for future growth." Bill Ceperich, Senior Vice President, Packaging for Pitman Company, noted, "We're very excited to have this new relationship with Partners and look forward to working with them in the packaging segment of the Canadian printing industry. Toray's selection of Partners to distribute the Torelief plate represents an important initial step in establishing a strong presence for Partners in the packaging market." TOMAC Torelief plates are marketed in North America by Toray Marketing & Sales (America), Inc., (TOMAC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc. As a U.S. trading company, TOMAC, by contract, exports and imports the products of Toray Group companies throughout the world. PARTNERS Founded in 1991 as the first Agfa dealer in Canada, Partners Graphic Support Service & Supply has posted an extraordinary record of success in marketing Agfa electronic products and consumables across that country. Over the past ten years, Partners has expanded its product portfolio to include a complete range of electronic equipment and consumable supplies for the prepress and pressroom. In addition to Toray, Partners today also represents product lines from other major manufacturers such as Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Xerox, Epson and Artworks.