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Creo Launches New Veris and Integris Proofing Solutions at Graph Expo

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Graph Expo 2002 Chicago, IL (October 6, 2002) - Creo Inc. (NASDAQ: CREO; TSX: CRE) is showcasing the Veris proofer, the revolutionary new digital contone contract proofing solution. This innovative proofing system is printing proofs live during Graph Expo, demonstrating the finest quality and performance with inkjet proofing. No other inkjet device has the repeatability and drop placement accuracy of the Multi-Drop Array inkjet imaging head technology. Veris repeatability and true resolution generate the most accurate contract proof available. The Veris proofer is the first to steer precisely formed individual ink droplets to their required location on paper, providing a true symmetrical resolution of 1500 x 1500 dpi. The Creo Certified Process is another breakthrough technology that Creo developed to provide proof integrity assurance to both printers and print buyers. The Veris proofer verifies that the calibration, the ICC (International Color Consortium) profile, and the ink and media are correct for the defined proof and then automatically prints the Creo Certified Process stamp on the proof. This stamp ensures that everyone who sees the proof will know it has been made to the specifications noted on the proof in a well defined and precisely controlled process. Veris Joins Networked Graphic Production The Veris proofer has been developed to join a Networked Graphic Production environment, the Creo initiative that streamlines the print production cycle to facilitate better communication, production management and eliminate costly errors. This inititiative shares information throughout the production process and uses open standards such as PDF, JDF and XML to ensure compatibility with existing equipment and solutions from other vendors. Veris proofs can be produced directly from within the Prinergy or Brisque workflow management systems or directly from other workflows or customer applications using hot folders. The Veris proofer can run up to 40 proofs continuously with unattended operation and the system ensures intelligent management of color and media utilization. The Veris proofer is ideal for Iris users accustomed to the premium quality fine paper, base tint color and the glossy finish of Iris proofs. Veris will be available in North America and Europe in early 2003. New Quality Color Proofing Solutions: Integris Creo is also launching Integris proofing solutions, a new line that integrates leading inkjet printers with Creo workflow and color control. Integris proofing solutions deliver color-managed digital contone proofs that accurately predict the final printed job and provide an ideal solution for printers looking for high-quality, affordable, creative, imposition or layout proofing. The new Integris proofing solution combines the Integris Proof Controller, Integris Qualified media and inks, and Integris Qualified inkjet printers including the EPSON Stylus Pro 7600 and 9600 wide-format printers for both 4up and 8up proofing. These printers also feature the latest in drop-on-demand, Micro Piezo DX3 technology from EPSON. Integris proofing solutions apply optimized inkjet screening and drive the printer to its maximum throughput to ensure consistent, precise color-managed proofs. Creo Integris proofing media is available single- and double-sided and in roll and sheet formats. "The Integris proofing solution sets a new standard in affordable proofing with remarkable consistency, stability and image quality," explains Brad Palmer, Creo corporate vice president, inkjet printing. "Integris demonstrates Creo's commitment to provide a broad range of proofing solutions. We can deliver the full range of leading and innovative proofing technologies to our customers. These technologies include Spectrum digital halftone proofing, Veris Multi-Drop Array contract proofing and now Integris imposition and high-quality color proofing. We bring our customers the best products by integrating leading technology into Creo solutions." Integris proofing solutions are designed for easy integration into a Networked Graphic Production environment. Proofing jobs can be submitted directly from the Brisque or Prinergy workflow systems to the Integris Proof Controller. Both the 4up and 8up Integris proofing solutions are available for purchase today. See all of the new Creo proofing solutions at booth #3803 at Graph Expo until October 9.