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X-Rite Spectrophotometer Technology Placed Into DuPont Digital Proofing

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High-End Color Management Solution Targets Drop-On-Demand Printers CHICAGO---Oct. 6, 2002--X-Rite (Nasdaq:XRIT), Incorporated and DuPont Imaging Technologies today announced the launch of a new DuPont digital proofing solution incorporating X-Rite Spectrophotometer technology. The new DuPont CromaPro XP Inkjet Color Proofing System relies on accurate X-Rite instrumentation for measuring color for profiling and calibration within its built-in color management workflow. The full integration of spectral data collection, color management and RIP functions into one easy to use software package is an industry first for the digital proofing market. CromaPro XP, a high-end color management and RIP solution for drop-on-demand (DOD) printers allows users to produce professional quality proofs, for less than one-quarter the cost of traditional systems. It incorporates the DuPont CromaNet color management and profiling software with a genuine Adobe PostScript 3 RIP, drivers for the leading desktop and wide-format printers from Hewlett Packard and Epson and a new line of cross platform proofing media. X-Rite's DTP41UV Spectrodensitometer instrument will be used in conjunction with the CromaPro XP system and will be on display at the DuPont booth #4848 during this week's Graph Expo trade show in Chicago, IL. "We are very pleased to extend our relationship with X-Rite for our new CromaPro XP proofing offering, says Craig Reid, global business manager, DuPont Imaging Technologies. "We have over 2,000 installations of our current color management system in use today that have been using X-Rite technology, some for more than 9 years. We knew that the X-Rite DPT41UV and DTP22UV technology would enhance our new DOD proofing solution. Customers win when we integrate DuPont color science knowledge in proofing with X-Rite reliability." "The CromaPro XP Color Proofing System is another great result of a long-standing partnership between X-Rite and DuPont," says Iain Pike, X-Rite's Worldwide Printing and Imaging business unit marketing manager. "The DTP41UV is natural fit for this product, delivering UV filtering and accurate color measurement on glossy and ``bright white' substrates." Availability The CromaPro XP Inkjet Color Proofing System is available in the United States through Pitman Company. For more information on CromaPro XP, please call DuPont at 1-800-345-9999 or Pitman at 1-877-374-8626. You can also visit the CromaPro Web site: www.cromapro.com.