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Significant Traction for printCafe, Signs Over 140 New Contracts in 3Q

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PITTSBURGH, Oct. 18 -- printCafe(TM), the operating system for print(TM), today announced it signed more than 40 new customer agreements in the third quarter, including Hemlock Vancouver, The Graphics Group, Motheral Printing, and The Stratus Group. The contracts are for sales of printCafe's Logic, Hagen, Prograph, and PSI print management systems as well as PrintFlow scheduling software and printCafe's PrinterSite Web solution. Other new contracts include Franklin Covey, Dixie Label, DPI Atlanta, LP Thebault, Holt Sublimation, Basset Printing, Cuna, Diagraph, and JS McCarthy. In addition, printCafe signed over 100 PrintSmith agreements in the third quarter. "We attribute our strong performance, in part, to printers who are electing to revamp their businesses in order to be profitable during these tough economic times,'' said Marc Olin, president and chief executive officer of printCafe. "Printers realize that they need to gain greater efficiency by reducing costs, focusing on profitable work, and maximizing the use of their equipment. We believe that printCafe's suite of products allows printers to see their businesses more clearly, objectively, and analytically -- which helps them to prepare for a successful future.'' "printCafe is a key purchase for our company,'' said Terry Hitch, director of sales and marketing for Motheral. "It fits perfectly into our plan for automating the early steps of the sales cycle and our aggressive growth plans.'' Motheral Printing of Fort Worth, TX coordinates front-end digital workflow technologies with the printing of publications, catalogs, direct mail advertising, and general commercial work. As part of the implementation of printCafe's PSI Version 11 for estimating, inventory, accounting and billing, The Graphics Group of Bensenville, IL is integrating printCafe's PrinterSite Web interface in preparation for future integration of InSite software, Brisque(TM) workflow and computer-to-plate modules from CreoScitex. "We are building our company for the year 2002 and beyond and we've always had a strong commitment to remaining highly productive and competitive through the implementation of technology,'' said Randolph Somen, director of sales and marketing for The Graphics Group. "The Graphics Group has established itself as a regional leader in the Midwest in technology-driven graphic arts communications, and the integration of our digital approach with the Web is a very exciting step for us.''

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