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Creo and Alphaprint Named Top Prepress Supplier in Brazil

Press release from the issuing company

GRAPHICS OF THE AMERICAS, MIAMI, FL -- January 24, 2003 -- Creo and AlphaPrint, the Brazil-based prepress dealer, are pleased to have been honored with, with the "Premio Graphprint", the award for the most reputable graphic arts supplier of the Brazilian printing industry. Creo and AlphaPrint ranked first in the prepress equipment category. Nominees were judged by nearly 300 industry professionals on product quality, reliability and innovation, service quality and response time, and customer satisfaction. Creo Quote... "The Graphprint award recognizes the investments Creo has made in R&D and manufacturing the best products in the industry," says John Hickey, Latin America market development manager for Creo. "It also recognizes the commitment by AlphaPrint to provide efficient distribution and qualified after-sales service to our customers in Brazil." Great Success in Brazil... Creo systems comprise nearly half the total number of computer-to-plate installations in Brazil. They include R.R. Donnelley, which has installed Creo systems in all of its Brazil sites; Sonopress, the Brazilian subsidiary of Bertelsmann; Globo-Cochrane, one of the country's leading printers in the publishing market; and Posigraf, one of Latin America's largest printers. Creo has also installed several CTP systems for Brazilian flexographic printers. AlphaPrint operates sales and service offices throughout Brazil and has distributed Creo products since 1995. Creo prepress technology now integrates Networked Graphic Production(tm), the Creo initiative that is streamlining the print production cycle through enhanced connectivity, automation, and collaboration.