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Nipson Presents Digital Book Production Solutions at BookTech Conference

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Elk Grove Village, IL (February 27, 2003) - Nipson, manufacturer and developer of high-speed digital printing systems and related consumables, is showcasing a state-of-the-art solution designed for both “on-demand” and short-run, cost-effective book production at Nipson’s booth (#337) at the BookTech 2003 Conference and Expo from March 3-5, 2003 in New York City. Addressing growing markets for short-run books and on-demand publishing, Nipson is leading the way with its full line of high-speed digital presses. These production-level presses allow book producers to speed turnaround time, rapidly meet publisher requirements and significantly reduce cost for short run books. Since August 2002, a Nipson VaryPress has been at the heart of R.R. Donnelley’s first Inventory Management Solution (IMS) in its Harrisonburg, Virginia facility. IMS incorporates the Nipson digital monochrome press along with pre- and post-processing components from Hunkeler and Muller Martini. IMS offers publishers an opportunity to reduce their inventory costs by printing in smaller quantities and replenishing inventory much more efficiently. ”Our customers are looking for new solutions which offer new opportunities to improve their financial performance,” says Kevin Spall, Director of Solutions Development, R.R. Donnelley Print Solutions. ”Our IMS module addresses many growing needs in our market such as continued emphasis on bottom-line earnings, shorter print quantities and an increased focus on product inventory. Our manufacturing partners; Nipson, Hunkeler and Muller Martini have allowed us to build the right solution to meet these publisher needs.” “The Inventory Management Solution (IMS) from Nipson, Hunkeler, and Muller Martini, is one of today’s most powerful book production systems,” says Alain Flament, president of Nipson America. “Producing text at up to 400 feet per minute, the digital printing capability of R.R. Donnelley’s IMS cost-effectively revolutionizes the book printing industry for short-run book production by providing new sources of revenue and profit for Donnelley’s customers. We are looking forward to bringing details of this operation to the attendees of BookTech 2003. Books-on-Demand and short run digital publishing are no longer theories for the future. It is an important market today that Nipson is proud to lead.” Alain Flament (Nipson) and Kevin Spall (R.R. Donnelley) will present a detailed look at the IMS publishing system in a project case study presentation on March 5, 2003 at BookTech’s special event “New Business Opportunities: Automated Digital Book Production” (11:25 a.m. - noon, Gibson Suite, 2nd Floor, Hilton New York). Conference attendees will get a real world example of a successful short-run book production system and will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding the project. For more information about Nipson and its activities at BookTech 2003 Conference & Expo in New York, contact Dave Dunn, Marketing Director, at 847-357-9210. Contact information for Nipson’s worldwide network is available by visiting www.nipson.com.