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ColorSpan Introduces New 9-mil Photobase Media

Press release from the issuing company

Minneapolis, MN, February 14, 2001 - MacDermid ColorSpan, Inc., a leader in the wide-format digital color printer market, announces the immediate availability of two new premium resin-coated photo base papers for use with its DisplayMaker line of wide-format printers; Satin Photobase PXS 9-mil and Glossy Photobase PXG 9-mil. The new media are constructed from a high-grade resin-coated 225 g/m2 photobase paper. Its heavier gauge gives it the look and touch of a real photograph while making it easy to handle, mount or laminate. Designed and manufactured by ColorSpan's Kilborn media operations in Cedar Rapids, IA, the new media have been optimized for superior quality using ColorSpan's EnduraChrome dye inks and DisplayMaker 8- and 12-color printers, however, both are universally compatible with most dye-based wide-format printers. The 9-mil satin and glossy photobase papers are available in 100-foot rolls with widths of 24, 36, 42, 50, 60 and 72-inches. Comments Mike Miller, General Manager of MacDermid ColorSpan, "We are very pleased with the feedback and comments received from our beta tests of the new 9-mil papers. End users are delighted in the increased performance as it pertains to image quality and ease of post-processing. They also appreciate the price-point of this premium product, which is comparable to standard 6- or 7-mil photobase papers. By leveraging the capabilities of our Kilborn facility we are able to fulfill our marketplace commitment in providing products and services with quality, value, and innovation. This increases ColorSpan's value proposition for our resellers and end users." About MacDermid ColorSpan, Inc. MacDermid ColorSpan, Inc. is the recognized creator of the Big Color graphics market and is a leading supplier of large-format digital color printing systems, inks, media, software, and services. ColorSpan distinguishes its products through patented Big Ink Delivery System and DisplayMaker 8 and 12 color printer designs, and an Automated Eye for easy setup and unattended printing. ColorSpan products are available through a worldwide network of distributors and value-added resellers. More information about MacDermid ColorSpan is available on the Internet at www.colorspan.com. Telephone contact information for publication is (800) 477-7714 and (952) 944-9330; the fax number is (952) 944-0522.