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Xplor and INTERQUEST Partner to Deliver Regional Seminars

Press release from the issuing company

Torrance, CA (March 22, 2005) – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association and INTERQUEST, a leading technology research and consulting firm serving the electronic printing and publishing industry, today announced a partnership whereby the two organizations will conduct a series of regional seminars for Xplor’s chapters and regions, as well as communications professionals in the Mid-Atlantic, Chicago, and Northeast areas. While initially launching in the United States, the seminar series titled Focused Forums is expected to be continued in selected international chapters and regions of the organization and highlight a number of industries that have emerged as early adopters of variable data and digital color printing. “The banking, finance, and insurance markets are among the top industry segments using variable data and digital color printing to improve the effectiveness of their customer communications,” said Skip Henk, EDP, president & CEO of Xplor International. “As one of the leading providers of educational programs in the electronic document industry, Xplor International is excited to be partnering with INTERQUEST to expose our regions, as well as all interested industry professionals, to the successes in these markets.” Sponsored by a number of leading industry vendors, including Böwe, Bell and Howell, GMC, Kodak Versamark, Vestcom, as well as Innes Publishing, the seminar series will deliver a combination of research results, expert presentations, and success stories to provide the audience with an overview of the market, implementation, and effectiveness of personalized communication through color variable data printing. “The market for variable data and digital color printing is growing at a tremendous rate and in a number of markets, replacing traditional forms of printing,” said Gilles Biscos, president of INTERQUEST. “We are pleased to be partnering with Xplor on this seminar series and are fully confident that Xplor’s members, as well as communications professionals, will find the series worthwhile.” Beginning April 21, 2005 at the Holiday Inn, Washington Dulles, Virginia followed by May 13, 2005 at the Chicago Marriott Suites, Downers Grove, Illinois, and concluding in June in Xplor’s Northeast region, the seminars are targeted for corporate data center specialists, document services and in-plant print managers, direct mail and graphic arts companies, marketing, advertising, and communications professionals, as well as print buyers and media planners. For more information or to register, visit www.focusedforums.com or call (1-800-280-6218).