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Printcafe Hagen OA Arrives in Latin America

Press release from the issuing company

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25 -- Printcafe Software, Inc., the operating system for print(TM), today announced that Editorial Padilla, C.por A., Dominican Republic, a leading commercial printer in Latin America, has signed an agreement to license Printcafe's Hagen OA print management system. Hagen OA is a leading enterprise solution for technology-driven printing companies and was recently enhanced with multi-language, multi-currency functionality to meet the needs of the international print market. Formed in 1964, Editorial Padilla is a large sheetfed and web gravure printing company, with over 220 employees. The company specializes in producing labels, folding cartons and flexible packages for a client base of corporate customers including Pepsi, Marlboro, Nestle, Hanes, Red Stripe beer, Heineken beer, Presidente beer, Unilever, and Coca-Cola Co., among others. Hagen OA will form the entire business information infrastructure of Editorial Padilla from estimating and costing functions to scheduling, order fulfillment and accounting. The addition of Printcafe Auto-Count direct machine interface solutions will link the business and production processes together and automatically deliver accurate information from the shop floor to the management system. "Printcafe has a good reputation for supplying management systems to printers all over the world, and Hagen OA is an extremely flexible and robust solution. We are very happy that it is available in Spanish," said Fernando A. Leon, President of Editorial Padilla. "We can now standardize all the departments in our facility on one integrated system. Our staff will be able to access accurate information at any stage of the job. This will eliminate double entry and make our company operate more efficiently." "Editorial Padilla is a leader in the Caribbean printing industry and we are proud that they have decided to use Printcafe software to manage their facility," said Jeffrey White, Director of International and Central US Region Sales for Printcafe. "The Latin American printing market is growing rapidly and it is our objective to increase the penetration of Hagen OA in this emerging market. Hagen OA is uniquely positioned to not only handle the many currencies of the region, but also to allow the client to modify the translations of Spanish that they will see in their plant." Printcafe's print management systems, including PSI, Hagen, and Logic, serve as the foundation of a printer's business management information system. Add-on modules, such as Printcafe PrintFlow(TM) for dynamic scheduling, Printcafe Auto-Count for shop floor data collection and Printcafe PrinterSite for communicating and collaborating online, extend the information network to the shop floor and to the sales force. Editorial Padilla joins leading printers in France and the United Kingdom who have signed up for the multi-language version of Hagen OA since its launch in Europe at IPEX in April 2002.