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Print 05 Mailing & Fulfillment Center Exceeds Size Of National Mailing Event

Press release from the issuing company

Reston, VA - Graphic Arts Show Company (GASC), producer of the upcoming international PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05, September 9 -15, 2005 at Chicago’s McCormick Place, announced today that projected sales of exhibit space within their Mailing & Fulfillment Center pavilion will exceed the total square footage of exhibit space at the most recent national mailing exhibition. “When we started the Mailing & Fulfillment Center three years ago, we knew there was a need in the marketplace for an expansive mailing technology exhibition, and we’re very pleased and encouraged by the success of this pavilion,” noted Regis J. Delmontagne, president of GASC. The Mailing & Fulfillment Center originated in 2003 at GRAPH EXPO and CONVERTING EXPO, with 33 exhibitors occupying 11,000 square feet of exhibit space, all offering mailing and mail production-related equipment, supplies and software. The Center has nearly doubled in size every year since, as more and more exhibitors in the mailing community became aware of the strong ROI involved in exhibiting at a GASC event. A full pavilion at PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05 would be larger than the total net square footage at the entire national mailing event in 2004, making PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05 the premier mailing and fulfillment event in the country. Giants like Bowe Bell & Howell, Pitney Bowes, BCC, Group1 Software, and VideoJet will display their latest equipment and technology solutions geared toward print professionals seeking diversification in their company’s service offering. “Printers have much of the infrastructure already in place to be able to offer this service, with the addition of some specific equipment and expertise. Many are already embracing mailing services as a way of adding value for their customers who create direct mail programs,” added Delmontagne. That value-added effort has contributed strongly to the success of the Mailing & Fulfillment Center. The Mailing & Fulfillment Center is just one of several special interest exhibit areas at the upcoming international event, with others devoted to wide format imaging, bindery options and Radio Frequency Identification tags (RFID). PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05 will encompass nearly 800,000 square feet of exhibits, and host almost 900 exhibiting companies from around the world with over 80,000 registrants. In addition to PRINT & CONVERTING, GASC manages the leading annual industry show serving the commercial, package printing and converting market, GRAPH EXPO and CONVERTING EXPO. GASC also produces the annual GUTENBERGSM & DIGITAL OUTLOOKSM show, and the annual VUE/POINT Conference.