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NUR Macroprinters Expands Manufacturing Capacity

Press release from the issuing company

LOD, Israel--Sept. 13, 2004-- NUR Macroprinters, a leading supplier of wide-format inkjet production printing systems, today announced that in response to strong demand for its new NUR Expedio wide-format UV inkjet production printers, the company has substantially increased its production capacity with the opening of an additional manufacturing facility dedicated to the production of the NUR Expedio printers. The new 7,750 square foot (720 square meters) manufacturing facility is located in the same industrial park near Tel Aviv, Israel, together with the Company's NUR Fresco and NUR Tempo assembly lines. NUR Macroprinters' wide-format printer production area now totals 33,300 square feet (3,100 square meters). "Inkjet printing continues to evolve with increased functionality, higher performance, better cost efficiencies, and continuously improving print quality and color rendering. The interest in UV-curable inkjet printing technology is growing as the next step in wide-format production printing," says David Amir, president and CEO of NUR Macroprinters. "The NUR Expedio, which we have been previewing at tradeshows around the world this year, is the first roll-fed, superwide, high performance production printer equipped with UV-curable inks to reach the market and the reception has been very positive." Amir continues, "We've already received numerous orders for NUR Expedio from print service providers who were impressed with the prototypes. Our current assembly lines are already running at full capacity, so we have decided to further expand our production capacity with a dedicated production space for the NUR Expedio printers." Manufacturing of the new NUR Expedio 5000 printers has already begun at the new facility. Production capacity for the new line is up to approximately 20 NUR Expedio units per quarter. NUR plans to begin commercial shipments of the NUR Expedio 5000 towards the end of 2004.