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Schawk, Inc. Announces New Facility in China

Press release from the issuing company

DES PLAINES, Ill.--Sept. 14, 2004-- Schawk, Inc., one of the world's leading providers of electronic digitized high resolution color graphic services, brand consulting and design services, and an array of digitally-based workflow solutions, all aimed at bringing enhanced value to consumer packaged goods companies and mass retailers, announced that it has opened a new facility in Shenzhen, China, a world hub of product manufacturing and printing businesses. "Schawk now has a presence in the heart of the manufacturing and printing belt of Southern China," said Brad Wills, vice president of Schawk Asia. "The addition of this new facility to our Asian operations puts us in a stronger position to support our international client base, many of whom outsource product manufacturing and printing in this region of the world." The opening of the Shenzhen facility completes a total packaging development workflow solution inside Asia for Schawk. The services offered by Schawk Shenzhen are consultative in nature and focus on the technical specifications required to ensure the highest levels of print quality and color consistency for flexo, offset, gravure, and silkscreen packaging and point-of-sale workflows. "Schawk Shenzhen offers a highly specialized print management expertise," said Nick Price, technical manager for Schawk Asia. "This complements Schawk's existing design and prepress capabilities in Malaysia, China, and Singapore. It also closes the loop for our clients by assisting consumer packaged goods clients and mass retailers in achieving total brand integrity and color consistency throughout the entire packaging development process," added Price. "The same high level of quality exists from the time of initial concept design until the finished package rolls off press." "The communication flow between the brand owner, manufacturer, printer, and Schawk is much more direct and seamless because it's happening in the same time zone with local staff where the product and packaging is produced," added Wills. "This gives Schawk's clients the benefit of global quality standards and consistency with local knowledge, talent and expertise. It also improves timelines and reduces overall workflow costs." "We have always maintained that Schawk will go wherever our clients require our expertise," said David A. Schawk, president and chief executive officer of Schawk, Inc. "This is a great example of getting closer to our customers, and it reinforces Schawk's strategic position as a knowledge-based global packaging leader." The new Schawk facility is located at 16L, New Times Plaza, No. 1, Taizi Road, Shekou Industrial Zone, Nanshan District, Shenzhen, China, 518067. The telephone number for this facility is +86-755-26886160.