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Delphax and Harland Extend Service Relationship for Digital Technology

Press release from the issuing company

MINNEAPOLIS, May 12 --Delphax, a global provider of high-speeddigital printing and publishing systems, will continue to provide service and support to its digital presses in operation in John H. Harland Company's manufacturing facilities nationwide, the two companies announced today. Harland's network of regional production facilities offers the most sophisticated printing technology in the industry, the result of multi-million dollar investments since 1996 in every part of the production process -- from order entry through mail management.  As part of this initiative, Harland replaced its traditional offset printing technology with powerful Delphax Imaggia® digital presses, which have increased productivity and service levels for Harland's financial institution customers. Under a new three-year agreement, Delphax will continue to provide full maintenance service, spare parts, consumable supplies and other support- related needs for the Imaggia presses. In addition to providing best-in-class throughput speeds of 300, 8.5" by 11" pages per minute at true 600dpi print quality, the Imaggia presses also provide unparalleled digital MICR print quality that meets the APACS standard -- the world's most rigorous MICR quality standard for encoding on secure documents.  The versatile presses can handle a wide range of base stocks in a single job, from 14-lb., self-contained carbonless to 120-lb tag.  With its speed, flexibility and ease of operation, the Imaggia digital press is unsurpassed for the production of checks, financial documents, business forms and customized direct mail applications. "Delphax has demonstrated its total support of our commitment to provide Harland customers the highest quality and best performance in all the marketplaces we serve," said John Heald, president of Harland Printed Products.  "We have built a strong working relationship with Delphax, and we look forward to continuing it moving forward." Jay Herman, president and chief executive officer of Delphax agreed: "The Delphax/Harland partnership has been a success story for both companies. This new contract exemplifies the close partnership our companies enjoy today, and our intent to continue working closely to achieve new standards of productivity and quality for the future."