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Concept with new POLAR machine generation proves successful

Press release from the issuing company

KENNESAW, Ga.  December 21, 2004 - Since December 2003 we have sold X and XT high-speed cutters of the new generation on the world markets. They supersede the E and ED machines, which had been on the market since drupa 1995.  We reached the first milestone at drupa 2004, where we proudly announced that 1,000 X/XT machines had been sold.   Although the economic upturn in the graphics industry is now progressing very slowly we sold the 2,000th POLAR high-speed cutter of the new series to an English customer early this month.  This success shows that the market continues to invest in POLAR's state-of-the-art technology.  There are three major facts which our customers see in the same way as we do:   • The new OptiKnife system makes the knife change much more comfortable. “The knife can be adjusted much easier and allows the best possible setting. This saves time and keeps my knives moving much longer!" (Hr. Frank - Frank Druckservice, Wemding) • Fifteen inch TFT color displays for all high-speed cutters (except POLAR 78 XS). The XT models are equipped with touch screens, and intuitive and easy operator guidance.  "With the clearly arranged and convenient operator guidance, I can program my cutting jobs fast and very easily." (Leo Pietruschka - Graphische Betriebe Staats, Lippstadt) • More solid and compact construction. Knife and backgauge drives have been optimized once more.  “With a sturdier construction, the machine absorbs vibrations much better than before. Vibrations are no longer conveyed, which makes our overall work much more convenient.” (Hr. Bayer – Die Bayers, Rüdenau) In addition to the excellent sales numbers for our high-speed cutters we also sold the first fully-automatic jogging systems (Autojog), various automatic sorting stations (Autosort) and PACE* cutting systems after the drupa fair.    *Polar Automated Cutting for Efficiency = semi or fully automatic cutting systems Hofheim, 20. December 2004.   For more information, contact POLAR-MOHR or visit our Web site at www.polar-mohr.com.