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Printable Technologies and Prism USA to Integrate using PrintTalk

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PrintTalk integration will be the first of its kind in Production (September 23, 2002) Printable Technologies, the leading online software proved for the graphic arts industry, and Prism USA, one of the world’s leading suppliers of integrated Management Information Systems for the Printing and Graphic Arts industry, jointly announce the first PrintTalk-based integration to be used in production between a web-based print ordering system and a print management information system. "I think I speak for both Printable and Prism USA when I say that we’re very excited to finally put PrintTalk into action with this integration," said Coleman Kane, President and CEO of Printable Technologies, Inc. "By working with Prism on this integration, we’re able to help bring a truly end-to-end web-enabled print ordering and management system to the market. Our two companies have many customers in common, and we expect customer demand for integration between the two systems to continue its increase. The fact that we are able to get it done using PrintTalk/JDF makes it that much more worthwhile." Commenting on the relationship with Printable Technologies, Carol Andersen, CEO of Prism USA, said, ‘This is an excellent opportunity for our two companies to provide some real added value to our flagship products. We are quite excited about actually completing a real PrintTalk/JDF integration in partnership with Printable. Many of our own customers currently use Printable's products, and they have expressed real enthusiasm about our two products being able to share important job detail. Printers are beginning to show real interest in front end e-business tools, but are demanding that these be shored up with the underpinning of a management system. This integration does just that." "Both the printer and their customer realize value in accelerating the process and eliminating errors," according to Jim Mekis, Chairman of PrintTalk. "Here we have two founding members of PrintTalk using industry standard JDF and PrintTalk as connectors to work together. The delivered solution substantially shortens the pre-production steps, and reduces errors by carrying the ‘voice of the customer’ intact, between the Printable customer-facing solution through the Prism management system, and to the printing press on the shop floor." The Printable-Prism integration should be on display at GraphExpo 2002 in Chicago, with several customer pilot sites operational at that time. For more information regarding the Printable – Prism USA integration, contact either company, or visit us at GraphExpo 2002 in Chicago, Printable at booth 2072 and Prism USA at 4644. About Printable Technologies Printable Technologies, Inc. is the leading provider of online solutions exclusively for printers. The company offers capabilities that enable printers to incorporate online tools into their present business models, expanding the printer’s service offerings, improving customer loyalty, and increasing profit margins. Printable goes far beyond online print buying to provide a complete e-business solution, which printers can adopt one step at a time. For further information on Printable Technologies or Printable products and services, please contact Printable Technologies and 800-270-1727, or visit www.printable.com. About Prism USA Prism is one of the world's leading suppliers of integrated Management Information Systems for the Printing and Graphic Arts industry, with over 125 employees and offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Prism's flagship products are Prism Enterprise and Prism WIN print management systems, and Prism QTMS direct machine monitoring system, and paper control system. The Prism Group has over 2700 printing companies in 15 countries who are using one of more of its management systems. For further information on the Prism Group, Prism USA, products, or press monitoring systems please contact Prism USA at 800-842-5667, or visit the web site at www.prism-world.com. About PrintTalk PrintTalk is a community formed by print management systems and e-commerce companies to define a "best practice" common and open communications interface between their products. The PrintTalk interface specification is distributed free of any license fees or royalties, in order to address the need for end-to-end connectivity in the printing industry. The specification and information about PrintTalk are available through the organization’s web site at www.printtalk.org.