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Latest Digital Printing Facts, Tips in New Book by SMART Papers/CAP Ventures

Press release from the issuing company

ON DEMAND 2003 JAVITS CENTER--BOOTH 4262 NEW YORK--April 4, 2003-- Just-Updated Primer Has Overview, Specifics on Digital Presses, Printing Techniques and Papers; New Sections on Wide Format Printing, Inkjet Printing. To give North American printers and graphic designers the latest information on digital printing techniques, technology and specialty printing papers, SMART Papers and print industry research leader CAP Ventures have updated their popular "at-a-glance" book. The easy-to-understand digital printing guide features new sections on inkjet and wide format printing, along with updated information on presses, papers and important technical information. The book, "Today's Digital Imaging" is available free from SMART Papers through its website, www.smartpapers.com or via North American paper distributors. (The suggested retail price of the book is $9.95.) "As the digital print industry expands, many people want one handy resource that ties the key facts and technologies together in plain English," explained Merilyn Dunn, a director of CAP Ventures, Norwell, Mass. "We have worked to make this the definitive, up-to-date guide on digital printing and papers, in North America" said Garth Geist, Director of Digital and Retail Papers for SMART Papers. The company makes a wide variety of printing papers for laser, inkjet and production-rated digital color printers. The 80-page book features: -- An overview of digital imaging and the reasons for using it; -- Basics of color imaging technology; -- Desktop and office imaging technology, including inkjet, laser and copy equipment; -- Production equipment: color copying and color printing technologies; -- Details on latest equipment from Canon, HP-Indigo, Heidelberg, Minolta and Xerox; and -- A glossary of digital printing and digital paper terms, plus a convenient index. The book also details the premium cast-coated, matte-coated and uncoated digital papers from SMART Papers. A new, recently-updated stocking chart lists all SMART Digital papers for easy reference. Dunn of CAP Ventures authored the introduction to the book. A respected analyst and consultant, Dunn has more than 15 years of experience advising paper manufacturers and distributors. She has extensive knowledge of the printing and communications paper industries and works with virtually all leading OEMs and papermakers. CAP Ventures is a leading worldwide consulting firm specializing in electronic imaging processes. SMART Papers of Hamilton, Ohio, is one of the nation's largest independent manufacturers of premium cast-coated, matte-coated and uncoated printing papers. Its SMART Digital brands include Kromekote Inkjet, Kromekote Laser High Gloss, Kromekote Tuffkote, Knightkote Matte, Carnival and Benefit. The SMART Digital Papers line features more than 100 stocked items in a variety of weights and sizes. Papers are distributed worldwide.