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Latran: Prediction System Selected To Join In New HDUV Flexo Initiative

Press release from the issuing company

BEDFORD, MA, September 15, 2004 — Latran Technologies LLC, a leader in the industry's most advanced digital halftone proofing technology and a major provider of high-quality proofing systems to the high-end commercial printing, label and packaging markets, has been selected to participate in the new High-Definition Ultraviolet (HDUV) Flexo Initiative, an innovative program sponsored by DowIndustries to promote the linking of the industry's newest, most advanced flexo and UV technologies in an all-digital workflow to produce a new generation of extremely high quality labels that surpass traditional UV flexo results. Latran's Prediction Digital Halftone Proofing System has been named as the first proofing system to join the all-digital workflow of the HDUV Flexo Initiative. DowIndustries selected Latran's Prediction Digital Halftone Proofing System to participate in the HDUV Initiative because of the system's ability to produce extraordinarily high-resolution digital proofs directly on the full range of actual label substrates used in High Definition UV Flexo label printing. The Prediction system uses ink pigments to place the same halftone dot at the same screen ruling and same screen angle on the same substrate on which a label job is going to be printed. It does that in a high-quality, predictable manner that eliminates most of the variables between proof and press run, and makes proofs easy to match on press. Other HDUV Flexo Initiative supplier participants include DuPont for flexo plates, Harper for high definition anilox rolls, Esko-Graphics for CTP systems, Sericol and Environmental Inks and Coatings for high-definition UV flexo inks, Gallus for advanced flexo presses, IST for UV lamps and Pitman Company, national distributor of flexographic products. Special HDUV Flexo Program at Labelexpo All of the companies are participating in a unique program at Labelexpo 2004 to introduce the HDUV Flexo Initiative to the label industry. Show attendees who visit all nine of the exhibit booths to learn about the HDUV Flexo Initiative at the show will be given an opportunity to enter a drawing for a 42-inch high-definition plasma home television system, valued at $2,400. To be eligible for the drawing, the entry cards must be validated by all of the participating companies, indicating that entrants had visited the exhibit booths of each of the companies in the HDUV Flexo Initiative. The drawing will take place on the final day of Labelexpo 2004.