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No Holding Back as Heidelberg Prepares for Graph Expo 2003

Press release from the issuing company

KENNESAW, Ga., August 11, 2003 – Heidelberg USA will highlight significant new advances in printing equipment, including key contributions in prepress, finishing and workflow, at Graph Expo and Converting Expo 2003. The largest national tradeshow for the printing and graphic arts industry, Graph Expo takes place in Chicago at McCormick Place South, Sept. 28 – Oct. 1. Located in booth #1000, the company will demonstrate 10 presses, finishing equipment and a variety of technology solutions. Sheetfed solutions will include the Speedmaster CD 102 six-color with coater, Speedmaster SM 74 10-color perfector and Quickmaster DI Pro. Additionally, a new 20-inch press and other developments in sheetfed will be introduced. Key among new sheetfed highlights is the first U.S. demonstration of a Speedmaster 52 equipped with inline die-cutting. Digital solutions to be highlighted include the Digimaster 9110cp and NexPress 2100, recently recognized by BERTL. Heidelberg also will showcase its ST 400 stitcher, which has been honored with the prestigious 2003 GATF Intertech Technolgy award. Heidelberg will run approximately 35 applications that highlight the performance, flexibility and quality of its solutions. Presses will be networked with a variety of new Heidelberg prepress workflow tools, new finishing equipment and other solutions to demonstrate the breadth of Heidelberg’s portfolio. Additionally, Heidelberg will launch new equipment that will bolster printing’s value proposition. Heidelberg’s theme for the show, “Connect and Create,” illustrates the benefits of a connected workflow and the value of doing business in new ways. “Our goal is to show printers how being connected - to their customers, businesses, equipment and software - can help them create new opportunities and productive and profitable businesses,” Winther said. “We will present solutions that are available now and adaptable to future business demands.” Heidelberg Continues Commitment to Education Heidelberg will continue to live up to its reputation as a leading industry educator through free seminars, workshops and presentations during Graph Expo. A special Heidelberg Print Media Academy Pavilion will host respected industry experts who will present free seminars and hands-on workshops throughout the show. Also daily, Heidelberg’s Solution Center areas located in the exhibit space will feature expert presentations to address the wide range of print industry business models and needs. Additionally, Heidelberg will feature a main presentation and tours that educate and demonstrate printing operations in a computer integrated manufacturing environment (CIM), guiding printers through the CIM process. Printers will learn how to get started in CIM and how to leverage the equipment that is in their shops today. “Having high-quality equipment is only part of what makes a successful print company. High-quality professional talent is equally, if not more, important,” said Winther. “This year at Graph Expo, we will again provide educational opportunities that will help printers get the most from their equipment as well as optimize their businesses.” Heidelberg Graph Expo 2003 Stats: Expected number of booth visitors: 40,000+ Presses on display: 10 Collective weight of machinery on display: 350,000+ lbs. Tractor trailers needed for trade show equipment transport: 40 Computer workstations: 50+ Cable used for networking: 3.78 miles Number of live demo jobs: 35 Main theatre seats: 100