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Printcafe Launches New Release of PSI Flexo

Press release from the issuing company

Highly Anticipated New Version of PSI Flexo Print Management System, Unveiled at LabelExpo 2002, Provides Industry’s Most Feature-Rich Solution for Flexographic and Narrow Web Printers ROSEMONT, IL (September 11, 2002) Printcafe Software, Inc. [NASDAQ: PCAF], the operating system for print, has unveiled the highly anticipated new version of its PSI Flexo print management system designed specifically for Flexographic and Narrow Web printers. The Printcafe PSI Flexo print management system includes new flexo-specific estimating and job planning solutions, as well as add-on module integration, to meet the unique needs of flexographic and narrow web printing. The newly enhanced PSI Flexo estimating module includes a streamlined user interface and a more sophisticated Flexo Quotation system. Now, users can see pricing for individual cost centers, not just overall labor and material costs. It also includes enhancements to its complete die and cylinder library and its visual die search capability. The new PSI Flexo further simplifies job planning and estimating by calculating the proper time and materials for all of the variables comprising today’s flexographic production process. "The flexographic printing process has seen more technological advances in the last few years than it has in the last twenty," said Clay Horsley, product manager, Printcafe flexo products. "These advances have added new variables and increased the complexity of the process. Because it’s more complicated than offset printing, the print management system must accommodate the unique aspects of flexographic and narrow web printing in order to provide the printer with greater control, efficiency and profitability. PSI Flexo does just that." Printcafe PSI Flexo provides the foundation to bridge the gap between production and management. Integrated add-on modules, such as the award-winning Printcafe PrintFlow for dynamic scheduling and Auto-Count direct machine interface, create a truly integrated manufacturing environment to provide the visibility and control printers need to reduce waste and increase profitability. Printcafe PSI Flexo will also include integration to Printcafe’s PrinterSite Internal, online interface. Combined with PSI Flexo Quotation system, internal staff can process and distribute accurate quotes in less time. By sharing information with internal staff over the Internet, sales people can spend more time selling and less time doing paperwork. About Printcafe (www.printcafe.com) Printcafe Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: PCAF) is a leading provider of software solutions designed specifically for the printing industry supply chain. Printcafe’s enterprise resource planning and collaborative supply chain software solutions enable printers and print buyers to improve productivity and lower costs. Printcafe’s procurement applications for print buyers integrate with our software solutions designed for printers to facilitate Web-based collaboration across the print supply chain. Printcafe’s software solutions for the printing industry supply chain have been installed by more than 4,000 customers in over 8,000 facilities worldwide, including 24 of the 25 largest printing companies in North America and over 50 businesses in the Fortune 1000.