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Wam!Net at Printmedia 2003 Conference and Expo

Press release from the issuing company

EAGAN, MN – March 3, 2003 – WAMNET, a global provider of shared content management and distribution services, today announced that it is exhibiting and two of its executives will participate in panel discussions at this week's PrintMedia Conference and Expo, which takes place from March 3 – 5, 2003 at the New York City Hilton. Bill Marrin, WAM!NET's vice president of sales for the printing and publishing markets, will participate in a panel discussion titled "Virtual Proofing and Electronic Tearsheets," which is part of the Color and Quality Control conference track. The panelists will explore solutions and strategies that enable remote and soft proofing, allowing print producers to do away with hard-copy proofs and the costs associated with making and sharing them. Richard Metcalf, WAM!NET CTO, will participate in the "Digital Data Exchange for Publishers and Print Buyers" panel discussion, which will focus on the use of the emerging industry standard Job Definition Format (JDF) to achieve a tightly integrated, fully digital manufacturing data chain. WAM!NET services enable collaborative workflows for the development, production and distribution of valuable digital media for the print and publishing, corporate and creative services, and media and entertainment industries. WAM!NET's data distribution, remote storage and remote proofing services have been designed to support and streamline the specific workflows of these markets, reduce costs, and improve time to market. Through partnerships with industry leaders, WAM!NET also provides online proofing, preflighting and royalty-free image solutions. PrintMedia, which is sponsored by North American Publishing, this year will be co-located with BookTech, MagazineTech, and the In-Plant Graphics Conference. PrintMedia brings together professionals in production and creative workflow from magazine publishers, book publishers, in-plant graphics facilities, corporate publishing, advertising agencies and design firms.