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NGP Partners Deliver Value of Digital Print Integration at AIIM On Demand

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AIIM On Demand 2005, Philadelphia, PA May 17, 2005 -- Networked Graphic Production" (NGP") Partners are demonstrating their commitment to integrated workflow solutions for the digital print and on-demand printing industry. The theme for NGP Partners at the show is "Value of Integration for Digital Print." Eleven NGP Partners including two new NGP Partners management information system (MIS) vendor Pace Systems Group, Inc., and Printable Technologies, Inc., a developer of web-based solutions for the graphic arts industryare featuring solutions at AIIM On Demand. Networked Graphic Production (NGP) is the industry wide initiative dedicated to delivering cross-vendor, integrated solutions that connect and automate the entire print production process. NGP Partners are the leaders and innovators in the graphic arts and communications industry that are committed to developing and implementing these modular technologies. NGP is delivering the value of JDF by integrating the production process from idea to delivery. New NGP Partners Pace Systems Group, Inc. (AIIM On Demand booth # 2062), of Jacksonville, FL is the print management software company behind the successful ePace" MIS solution. The Pace System Group suite of software products includes modules for estimating, production management, inventory, purchasing, data collection, variable data and eCommerce. Pace customers will benefit from the future integration of its MIS system with production planning, prepress, and digital presses. California-based Printable Technologies, Inc. (booth # 1663 at AIIM On Demand) offers a suite of Internet and web-based applications for the graphic arts industry. The Printable system delivers real-time integrated business communications applications, online ordering and e-commerce, versioned and variable documents, job submission, and file transfer consisting of three modules; PrintOne Customer Center, Printable Dashboard, and Printable Manager. Streamlined operations and decreased costs are only some of the future benefits of Printable Technologies joining the NGP initiative. NGP Partners Deliver Digital Print Solutions at On Demand Cross-vendor collaboration in NGP's Digital Print Technical Forum is helping digital printers to further integrate their prepress operations to extract greater value from their investments. Commercial printers are also integrating offset workflows much more easily thanks to the flexible, cross-vendor solutions developed by NGP Partners. "Visit the JDF Pavilion (booth # 3927-C) to see live demonstrations of integrated solutions from NGP Partners Creo and Quark with other CIP4 members' print-on-demand solutions. "At booth #1 832, Creo is demonstrating solutions to enhance printers' prepress workflow by implementing the latest versions of the Prinergy workflow system and Spire" color server with the use of JDF integration. Creo is also demonstrating connectivity from MIS systems of NGP Partners Enterprise Print Management Solutions and Press-sense to Spire color servers. " Horizon International is showing at booth # 2401. The Horizon Net>Work>Flow i2i System can integrate with prepress and printing workflows to create a comprehensive automated CIP4 bindery giving printers the potential for labor savings and productivity gains. "Folding equipment from MBO America is at booth # 2411, at Books for Kids in the technology pavilion (booth #3801), and at the Buskro booth (#2436). MBO America's folding machines can receive information from MIS and production planning software allowing for quicker, integrated finishing. "Müller Martini is demonstrating its latest solution, SigmaLine, on booth #3801. SigmaLine is the complete on-demand finishing solution, delivering the ultimate in fast, versatile, cost-effective throughput to make short-run printing economically feasible. " Visit Quark at booths #2 716, # 3927-D and # M:3447 to see industry-leading design, publishing, personalization and content management software for digital print. Quark software supports open standards to streamline customers' digital print publishing processes from design to output. " Xerox Corporation is demonstrating Xerox color and black-and-white printers, digital presses, and software at booths.1601, M:3848, M:3849, M:3949 and M:3949. Xerox is also showing live integration between the Creo Spire color server and a Xerox DocuColor digital press, and Xerox FreeFlow" Print Manager with Objective Advantage's Symbio JDF job manager software connecting to a Xerox digital press providing more efficient, lower-cost digital printing and integrated near-line finishing. NGP Partners Contribute to CIP4 Several NGP Partners attended the CIP4 interoperability meeting held in Pittsburgh, PA in late April 2005. Over half of the companies represented at the meetings were NGP Partners, demonstrating the group's continued involvement and commitment to developing and implementing job definition format (JDF), the standard created by the CIP4 organization.