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Global Graphics Signs Prismatek To Distribute Internet-Based Jaws

Press release from the issuing company

Cambridge, UK and Waltham, MA; April 2, 2003 — Global Graphics Software, a subsidiary of Global Graphics S A, and leading worldwide developers of printing, electronic document and workflow software, has appointed PrismaTek Inc., an experienced provider of systems integration services for the graphic arts market, as its first US partner to integrate Jaws PDF Courier into a series of document management services aimed at print on demand providers and their customers. Jaws PDF Courier is Global Graphics’ secure, Internet-based PDF file submission system for the print industry. Key features of the software include its ability to manage all aspects of the encrypted job submission and downstream file handling, as well as to offer personalized web branding options that allow print shops to give their own look and feel to the service. Today’s announcement by Global Graphics follows the successful launch of print procurement services based on Jaws PDF Courier in Europe by The Netherlands-based ready4print, and in Australia and New Zealand by D2P, Australia’s leading turnkey Internet and artwork delivery solutions provider. PrismaTek is integrating Global Graphics’ Jaws PDF Courier technology into PrintThat as the cornerstone of a newly enhanced set of services for file transfer, order management and prepress workflows which are part of PrismaTek’s PrismaFlow methodology and workflow system. “The Jaws PDF Courier technology provides a flexible tool set which makes it possible to develop workflow solutions for the most sophisticated printer down to the local mom-and-pop shop at a price point we can all live with,” says Dick Mallard, president of PrismaTek. “Our approach to this market is to remove the “do it my way” system approach by other vendors and replace it with flexible licensing allowing each customer the ability to deploy the services in whatever flavor makes sense for them.” PrintThat is plug ‘n’ play, features free unlimited client software, and offers a centrally managed delivery service for high reliability and low monthly fees for customers who do not have the infrastructure or desire to administer the software. PrismaTek will offer two other services built on the core Jaws PDF platform: • A standalone product that print-providers can host themselves. • A version for providers of workflow software and equipment manufacturers which will: - permit integration into a printer’s existing customer production and ordering system, or, - allow Jaws PDF Courier to be added to the front end of job management and RIP systems. In each case PrismaTek will offer configuration, training and integration tailored for each customer and their specific requirements. “Hosted customers who select rapid deployment can be up and running in 24 to 48 hours” confirms Dick Mallard. “The combination of Global Graphics technology coupled with PrismaTek workflow and integration expertise will allow for a very quick return on investment for customers and users of the system. Deployment is quick and the interface is intuitive so end-user training is minimal, if needed at all.” Adrian Ford, Global Graphics’ chief technology officer adds, “ Demand for Jaws PDF Courier is starting to gather speed, largely because we can offer our trademark combination of robust, customizable software with first rate technical support. It is conceived as a software development kit, and its very flexibility gives our customers the ability to launch services that differentiate them from other players in the market. Industry research points to a great future for this technology because it predicts a steep increase in Internet-based print procurement services over the next three to four years.” PrismaTek will also be acting as a US distribution point for Global Graphics, reselling the software to other systems integrators.