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ImageX Receives File Conversion Patent From U.S. Patent Office

Press release from the issuing company

KIRKLAND, Wash., Aug. 6 -- ImageX, the leading provider of online solutions for distributing, managing and producing sales and marketing materials, today announced that it has received a fourth patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The patent issued (U.S. 6,396,593) covers the components necessary to convert a graphic image file from PostScript to bitmap format. This patent allows ImageX to provide customers with accurate, high-fidelity bitmap proofs online, ensuring that users without access to a PDF viewer can see accurate graphic proofs of their orders before releasing to production. Additionally, this ability helps ImageX provide a near-zero error rate -- compared with the 7-20% print industry standard error rate. "By automatically converting print-ready PostScript files to bitmap proofs, we ensure that the file the customer approves is exactly as it will be printed," said Tim Dowling, chief operating officer. "This capability not only improves our efficiency and ability to deliver virtually error-free printed products, but offers the customer the convenience of accurate online proofs, no matter what kind of image viewer they possess."