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CAP Ventures Examines the Digital Paper Opportunity in New White Paper

Press release from the issuing company

(Norwell, MA) November 6, 2002…In a recently completed white paper, CAP Ventures analysts identify the key trends and opportunities in the digital paper market. Findings are available in CAP Ventures’ white paper entitled “The Market for Digital Paper – Trends and Opportunities.” As a result of the growth in digital printing devices in the European printing and publishing market, as well as the many new applications which to some extent are unique to this technology, digital paper development and sales has taken on a new direction with greater importance. The role of the paper merchant has to change from simply supplying what is being ordered to advising and educating service providers on the correct use and best possible mix of papers needed for their applications. This has lead to a number of Paper Mills – such as M-real, Stora Enso, Sappi, International Paper and the James McNaughton Paper Group – to assign dedicated employees or to form specific divisions within their existing structures to develop and manage digital paper products. “The majority of service providers in Europe are small to medium size companies who may or may not have the correct environment or knowledge for storing and handling paper correctly,” commented Catherine Cresswell, Associate Director of CAP Ventures European Communication Supplies Service. “By taking on an advisory role, you can assist your customers in increasing productivity and profitability by showing them how to avoid costly break downs or interruptions in business, in turn making yourself a more valuable vendor.” CAP Ventures’ white paper analyses the new parameters for both equipment vendors and paper manufacturers arising from the digital printing opportunity. The report focuses on the high-end digital printing equipment in production and graphic arts environments. It provides a market overview in terms of technology and applications as well as total market size and forecast 2000-2005. The complete white paper is available immediately to clients of CAP Ventures’ European Communication Supplies Consulting Service. For more information on the study or to make a purchase, please contact Nadia Balavoine at +44 1582 400120 via e-mail at [email protected] or Deborah Hawkins at +49-30-21919935 via e-mail at [email protected] The European Communication Supplies Consulting Service provides executives and senior managers with information and advice relating to supplies used by a wide range of electronic imaging devices including copiers, digital printers, fax machines, and multifunction devices. CAP Ventures is a strategic consulting firm for providers and users of business communication technologies and services. We deliver key research, analysis, forecasting, benchmarking, and strategy recommendations to make a competitive difference in our clients’ businesses. Additional information about CAP Ventures is available on the Web at www.capv.com.