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Miami Systems Business Reports on Use of Spire Color Server

Press release from the issuing company

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA -- September 20, 2004 -- Creo Inc. is pleased to report that Miami Systems Corporation of Cincinnati, Ohio is recording outstanding business growth since it installed the Spire(tm) CXP6000 color server and Xerox® DocuColor 6060(tm) digital color press late last year. Established in 1926 as a form manufacturing company, Miami Systems Corporation now offers graphic design, variable information processing, digital print, offset printing, and fulfillment throughout the eastern United States. The company serves customers in telecom, finance, publishing, and retail. Miami Systems Quote... "Implementing Xerox and Creo's color digital print technology has boosted our business incredibly, adding to both revenues and profitability," said Rick Martin, Miami Systems national sales manager. "We expect this business to develop and expand, both within our existing customer base as well as to new customers. We are proud that we can continue to provide our customers with cutting edge technology and products that help them grow their market share." Miami Systems employs over 1000 employees and annual sales exceed US$100 million. About Miami Systems... Miami Systems began producing digital color print in 1992 with the Xerox DocuColor 40 digital color press. When it became apparent that the digital print market held huge potential for new business, Miami Systems consulted Xerox on streamlining color technology with its monochrome capabilities. Xerox and Miami Systems agreed that the optimal solution involved the Xerox VIPP(tm) workflow. VIPP (Variable data Intelligent PostScript® PrintWare) is a sophisticated, high-speed data merge application that specializes in merging extensive data files with variable data documents for production printing at printer-rated speeds. With several Xerox DocuTech and DocuPrint digital presses operating at multiple sites, Miami Systems required a digital front end that fully supported the VIPP workflow and produced quality color. The Creo Spire color server was the solution. After testing files at the local Xerox distribution center, Miami Systems purchased two Spire CXP6000 color servers and two Xerox DocuColor 6060s. "It's critical for us to have a reliable digital front end that runs at the printer's rated speed," said Mr. Martin. "Creo Spire can do that and fulfill our VIPP needs at the same time. The Spire is unique in utilizing its native imposition capabilities while running VIPP. This has improved our productivity and streamlined our workflow." The intuitive graphic user interface and flexible software of the Spire allows systems operators to produce output immediately. The Spire color server works with the Document Sciences Compuset variable information authoring tool that creates VIPP. "The Spire color server seamlessly processes our VIPP code day after day," states Kevin Ernst, Miami Systems programming manager. "It is the only solution that supports our need for booklet making on variable print jobs."