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Xeikon Digital Printing Association to Host Conference Preceding Graph Expo

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Program boosts industry experts, company executives and interactive panel discussions Wood Dale, IL (September 9, 2002) -- Xeikon digital press users will gather in Itasca, IL (October 3-5) for the third annual meeting of the Xeikon Digital Printing Association (XDPA). The XDPA conference consists of a Management Track for the business owners and managers and a Technical Track for the operators and engineers. The Management Track opens with presentations from Ivan Verheye, Xeikon America’s new President and CEO, and other company executives. The program also includes interactive panel discussions on digital print business strategies and not-to-miss keynote presentations from industry experts. Frank Romano presents "Digital Printing Today and Tomorrow" and Barb Pellow discusses the results of a recent RIT study in her keynote, "The State of Digital Color Printing." GATF’s Frank Kanonek offers advice on "Variable Data and Massaging the Database" and Lorna Riley on "Time Management." The Technical Track consists of two days of intense, hands-on training at Xeikon America’s Technology Center in Wood Dale, IL. Using real-world applications provided by users, operators and service engineers will learn how to maximize the performance of their Xeikon presses. The XDPA Conference takes place in the Wyndham NorthWest Chicago in Itasca, IL. More information and registration is available on the website of the XDPA, www.xdpa.org. About the Xeikon Digital Printing Association This is the third meeting of the Xeikon Digital Printing Association (XDPA) since it was formed after the integration of the Xeikon Users Association and the Chromapress Printing Association. XDPA represents the owners of Xeikon presses in North America. Xeikon America, Adobe, Mohawk Paper, Russell Field Paper, StoraEnso and Intermills-Cordenons are sponsors of the XDPA. For more information about the XDPA, visit www.xdpa.org. About Xeikon America, Inc. Headquartered in suburban Chicago, Xeikon America, Inc. sells high quality digital printing systems. Xeikon, a member of the Punch Group, is the world's leading provider of digital color printing solutions for professional applications in the commercial printing, production variable data printing, packaging and label printing and special applications markets. These systems and their related consumables have been specifically designed to meet the quality, speed, reliability, cost and variable content requirements of the global digital printing market. At the end of 2001, over 2,200 Xeikon color systems were installed worldwide. For more information about Xeikon or its products, please call (630) 616-5600 or visit www.xeikon.com. About Punch International NV Founded in 1982, Punch International produces and assembles components, subsystems and finished products for "Original Equipment Manufacturers", for the consumer and the professional electronics industry. In 2001 Punch achieved a turnover of almost EUR 110 million, and a 101.8% increase in the current profit to EUR 8.5 million. The group operates 13 production units employing more than 2,300 personnel in 8 countries. Punch International has been listed on the First Market of the Brussels Stock Exchange, now Euronext, since 1999, where it is part of the NextPrime index. For more information about Punch, please visit www.punchinternational.com