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Ames On-Demand Adds Xerox Equipment to Help Publishers Meet Market Demands

Press release from the issuing company

SOMERVILLE, MA- May 8, 2003-Ames On-Demand announced today that it has entered into a purchase agreement with Xerox to add new technically-advanced equipment to its short-run and custom book printing facilities in Somerville, MA. The new equipment will allow the company to provide faster, more affordable printing-and enhanced customization capabilities-for education and training publishers. Ames On-Demand is the first company in New England to offer publishers the ability to print custom books using the new Xerox DocuTech 6180 Wide Format Printer and DigiPath with Color Splitter software. Additionally, Ames On-Demand is the first in New England to combine this solution with the new DocuColor 6060 Color Digital Press. "This equipment augments our existing capabilities, allowing us to deliver customized books with personalized 4-color book covers and inserted color pages in one pass," said Michael Shea, Ames' senior vice president of manufacturing. Ames On-Demand, headquartered in Somerville, MA, offers both digital and commercial printing services augmented by BookBuild(tm), an innovative, Web-based content repository that simplifies the entire process of selecting, ordering, manufacturing, and distributing customized published materials. Prior to investing in the new equipment, Ames On-Demand met with members of the publishing industry to pinpoint their needs and identify their largest market opportunities. "These new machines will enable Ames On-Demand to offer more comprehensive services and a wider variety of options-in faster turn around times and at a lower cost," said Tom Delano, Business Development Executive for Ames On-Demand.