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Creo and Group 1 Software Partner to Offer New Solutions in VDP

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XPLOR 2002, ANAHEIM, CA -- October 28, 2002 -- Creo Inc. and Group 1 Software announced today they are partnering to create unique variable data printing workflow solutions for the banking and finance sectors. The new solutions will allow businesses to print personalized, full-color documents that are created with Group 1 Software's DOC1 suite and printed by digital printers driven by the Spire(tm) color server from Creo. Group 1's integrated DOC1 suite offers control of the document lifecycle, from content design, generation, and presentment to archive and retrieval. Group 1 will support the Creo Variable Print Specification output created by the industry-leading Creo Spire color servers. The highly robust Creo Spire color server is a market-leading solution that offers superb quality output and advanced color management. The workflow of the Spire color server makes handling and producing a variable information job as easy as a regular print job. The RIP handles variable information easily making production of transactional printing applications fast, easy and reliable. Group 1 Quote... "We are excited to partner with Creo to extend DOC1's output capabilities to include a wider variety of full color applications, including direct mail as well as transactional documents," said Alan Slater, president of Group 1's DOC1 Division. Spire color servers now drive the new Xerox DocuColor(r) iGen3 Digital Production Press, which offers a 100 full-color-page-per-minute production rate. The Spire delivers unmatched speed, throughput, color quality and image quality to the Xerox iGen3 engine. With DOC 1's complete control of the document lifecycle, these systems enable the companies to each deliver a joint solution designed for high-volume variable data transactional applications. Creo Quote... "We are pleased to offer the broadest array of market-ready advanced solutions to the variable data printing market and are therefore delighted to welcome Group 1 Software to our VI Partners Program," stated Ronen Cohen, corporate vice president, Print On-demand Systems Group at Creo. Group 1 Software, as a market leader in CRM solutions, reinforces Creo's foothold in one-to-one variable information printing." At XPLOR... To see a product demonstration of the DOC1 suite, visit Group 1's booth (#1045) at XPLOR. Creo is demonstrating its solutions in technology suite #TS3.