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Creo Presents New Look and New Solutions At IPEX 2002

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia--Feb. 5, 2002--Creo Products Inc. will feature a bold new look under the new Creo name at IPEX 2002, the biggest printing trade show of the year, at the National Exhibition Center in Birmingham, UK from April 9-17, 2002. At stand #650, the largest exhibit of Hall 4, Creo will introduce the latest developments for Networked Graphic Production. This initiative streamlines the print production cycle by linking creative professionals, print buyers, publishers, and printers and enabling real-time collaboration. Printers are shortening cycle times, minimizing errors on press, and delivering quality printing faster by bringing print buyers closer to the production cycle and reducing the number of manual steps in the process. Networked Graphic Production integrates the power of Creo's workflow solutions, quality imaging devices, production data and now management information systems, to facilitate better communication, production management and eliminate costly errors. At IPEX, Creo will demonstrate how Networked Graphic Production can also enhance the productivity of packaging and on-demand printing. New Synapse Software Family! Creo announces the new Synapse family of software tools that serve as the "smart connections'' to Networked Graphics Production. These management tools connect all participants in the job cycle, resulting in more efficient and effective production. The Synapse family is named for the synapse in the human brain-a link between two nerve cells. In prepress, Creo's Synapse software tools connect an entire production cycle to make it more efficient. Synapse Prepare software creates perfect PDFs that arrive preflighted and ready for print. The Synapse InSite prepress Internet portal works with Prinergy or Brisque workflow systems from Creo to enable collaboration, online job submission, and remote proofing. New Synapse Link Software! At IPEX 2002, Creo will preview the newest member of the Synapse family, Synapse Link software. This latest element of Networked Graphic Production connects print production management and management information systems to allow the sharing of information. With data flowing easily between the two systems, estimating, billing, inventory management, and scheduling functions can be optimized to realize new levels of efficiency in our customers' business operations and positively impact their bottom line. New Value in Print! At IPEX 2002, Creo will announce new Value in Print initiatives for printers in the European region. With experience, knowledge, color management tools and Staccato FM screening software, the Value in Print services will help Creo users maximize the return on their investment in Creo prepress technology. Creo will also make presentations throughout IPEX on achieving color consistency, implementing stochastic screening, and meeting print buyers' expectations. "We will show how thermal imaging and our unique implementation of SQUAREspot thermal imaging can deliver superior value to printers,'' says Amos Michelson, Creo CEO. New Sharper, Faster, Smarter! Creo is unveiling its hottest new digital imaging technology at IPEX 2002. Come by the Creo booth to see our brand new product. Benefiting from Thermal CTP! Printers of all size can benefit with Networked Graphic Production through the new affordable Brisque Entro and Prinergy Entro workflows from Creo. Throughout IPEX, Creo will host seminars for printers considering a CTP investment with the entry-level Lotem and Trendsetter thermal imaging devices. Creo's award-winning SQUAREspot thermal imaging heads will be demonstrated in 4up and 8up computer-to-plate systems. New Solutions for Every Segment! At IPEX 2002, complete Creo solutions will be exhibited for 8-up sheetfed/commercial printers and trade shops; 4-up sheetfed/commercial printers; high volume/publication printers; packaging printers/converters; and on-demand printers. For more information about Creo at IPEX 2002, visit www.creo.com.