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St Ives Develops Unique Approach to Move Ahead of the Curve

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January 13, 2005 -- In its continuing tradition of redefining workflows to meet the needs of customers, St Ives is launching a seamless digital workflow that takes projects from creative through production, with the click of a mouse. St Ives, led by 2003 inductee to the Printing Impressions/RIT Printing Industry Hall of Fame, Wayne R. Angstrom, is launching this exciting program at the 30th Anniversary Graphics of the Americas Expo in February 2005. The St Ives “Get Connected” exhibit will feature a 20 x 30 working demonstration of this time-saving process – starting with digital photography and immediate color corrections, on to instant online proofing and revisions, followed by color sign-off. Whether used together or as separate components of a workflow, these services provide St Ives customers with enhanced quality and reduced turnaround times. Scheduled presentations will reveal the complete connectivity available to St Ives customers (ie: online uploading of files, downloading soft proofs, communication / information exchange via internet and web browser). With such connectivity, customers can track the progress of their jobs, proof online, make and track changes, review jobs simultaneously with multiple users and approve work from any location. “Physical distance is no longer an issue with this technology”, said Leslie Puro, Vice President of Creative Services. “Clients on the opposite coast might as well be right next door.” This dynamic presence at the GOA Expo will appeal to advertising agencies, creative professionals, publishers and enterprise companies alike. St Ives will be positioned as “The Total Graphic Solutions Provider” leading the industry with an aggressive approach to simplifying the lives of its customers. “Customers are as challenged as everyone else in terms of their time and expectations. St Ives’ plan is to provide a turn-key solution to streamline the process and leverage positive results for its customers,” said Gary Davis, Executive Vice President/General Manager. St Ives is the only printer in the US with all of its facilities ISO certified, evidence of their devotion to Quality First! The many awards that are given to each of their facilities every year serve as proof of this devotion. “We strive to delight our customers by exceeding their expectations every time. That is our mission statement and our commitment”, said Wayne Angstrom, President and CEO of St Ives US Division.