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Solimar Systems Latest to Join AFP Color Consortium

Press release from the issuing company

SAN DIEGO, CA — May 4, 2005 — Solimar Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of production printing and secure document delivery solutions, today announced it has joined the AFP Color Consortium – an industry-wide initiative to bring reliability, data integrity, quality and consistency to high volume color printing environments. The consortium is comprised of leading global organizations with a common goal to help define, develop, and promote an architecture for accurate and consistent output of color across different AFP color devices. "We’re very excited to participate in the AFP Color Consortium to help shape the future of production color printing,” says Drew Sprague, Solimar Systems President and CEO. “Solimar is proud to be part of the group and anxious to share our domain expertise, experience and knowledge to help the print industry advance forward.” By addressing the broad range of AFP workflows to include a color management architecture that will be industrydefined and fully open, the consortium is confident the goal of consistency among printing devices and software systems can be achieved. In addition to production print engines, the color output management of multiple complex functions and workflows that influence all aspects of a presentation system is targeted to include software applications, clients, servers, data stream transforms, and controllers. The consortium – formed by IBM late last year – intends to focus on developing technical specifications associated with the full spectrum of production color variable data printing.