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Flint Ink Launches New Global Company to Service Inkjet Printing Market

Press release from the issuing company

ANN ARBOR, MI (February 7, 2003) - Flint Ink Corporation, the world's largest privately owned ink manufacturer, announces the creation of Jetrion, LLC, a new global company providing a full range of industrial inkjet products, services, and custom printing solutions. This represents a multi-million dollar commitment by Flint Ink and will result in a tripling of current dedicated digital staff in 2003. Jetrion will be the only company worldwide with the combination of products, services and resources to capture pent-up demand for inkjet integration services, inkjet-enabling technologies, and new custom, high-performance inks.  "A unique opportunity exists to leverage Flint Ink's competitive strengths to create value for customers by providing a full range of integrated inkjet technologies," says Dave Frescoln, president and COO of Flint Ink Corporation.  "The highly experienced Jetrion management team will deliver a strategic mix of advanced products and value-adding services that are unique in the global inkjet market." "Flint Ink's financial support, strong market presence, and industry relationships will enable Jetrion to deliver a full complement of inkjet solutions worldwide," says Ken Stack, former vice president/general manager of Flint Ink's Digital Division and new president of Jetrion.  "We have assembled an unparalleled senior management team with exceptional technical expertise and a dedication to innovation. This team is committed to helping OEM manufacturers, printers, and converters gain a competitive advantage through digital technology." Jetrion will provide a unique combination of ink, hardware, software and services for continuous inkjet (CIJ) and drop-on-demand (DOD) applications.  "No other company can offer such a full range of inkjet solutions as Jetrion," says Stack. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, Jetrion has global reach and a legacy customer base in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Product Portfolio The company's high-performance product portfolio increases productivity, accuracy, and print efficiency for a range of packaging, addressing, coding and direct mail applications.  Twenty-two different CIJ ink, makeup, and wash products are currently available for addressing and coding applications, including solutions for Scitex, Videojet, Domino, and Imaje technology.  Black addressing inks and a variety of UV and other solvent inks are available for DOD applications. "Large-scale printers and converters are seeking partners to help them turn the potential of inkjet into profitable reality," says Stack.  "Simply supplying inkjet products is no longer good enough.  Jetrion will leverage our industry experience and deep resources to provide differentiated support that includes systems integration and advanced technical and application services."  For more information about Jetrion please contact Dr. Ken Stack at 734-622-6218 or via e-mail at digital-c[email protected] or [email protected]