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HP Indigo Press Owners and Operators Launch New User Group

Press release from the issuing company

PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05 CHICAGO--Sept. 6, 2005-- HP Indigo press owners are collaborating with HP to form the Digital Solutions Cooperative (Dscoop), a new user-focused, user-driven organization dedicated to helping Indigo owners and operators leverage their investment in HP digital technology. The new organization, comprised of press owners and users as well as HP representatives and Indigo specialists, will make its public debut at Print05, beginning Friday, September 9 at McCormick Place in Chicago. "We are extremely excited to establish this independent organization in concert with HP to collectively serve the Indigo user community," said Jack Glacken, chairman of the new organization. "It's our intent that the Digital Solutions Cooperative serve as the hub for sharing industry-class best practices, provide a fast-track for understanding efficiencies of Indigo presses, and ultimately drive sales and profitability for our members. We have received a very positive response from the community, resulting in a large number of registrations thus far." The organization will produce and sponsor a unique set of programs designed to maximize value from, and to leverage the capabilities of Indigo digital presses. Initial programs include: -- real-time and on-demand Webinars, -- dialogue opportunities via an online forum, a dynamic member directory, and -- a direct connection to HP to ensure future Indigo releases meet the needs of the digital print marketplace. "This is a pivotal moment in the future of digital printing," said Rich Raimondi, Vice President and General Manager, Imaging and Printing, HP. "The way this group is bringing together all the critical parties to share knowledge, collaborate and leverage the opportunities of digital print technology will create a totally new dynamic in the marketplace and ultimately, drive the adoption of digital printing across the globe." The formation committee of the Digital Solution Cooperative is comprised of Mike Chiricuzio, Arizona State University; Jack Glacken, Today's Graphics; Todd Kalager, Finlay; Doyle Mortimer, Alexander's; Rod Key, R&R Images; John Rogers, Dots & Pixels; Larry Vaughn, Ideal Printers as well as HP executives. The inaugural Board of Directors for the organization will be appointed and announced in 2006. Registration for Dscoop is now open. As part of the group's launch, first-year membership in Dscoop will be free-of-charge through October 31, 2006. For more information or to sign up for Digital Solutions Cooperative, stop by the organization's kiosk in the HP booth #12005 at Print05, visit www.dscoop.org or call the organization's headquarters at 312-527-6707.