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xpedx Details Expanded Creative, Pre-Press, On-Press and Post-Press Offerings in U.S., Mexico at GOA

Press release from the issuing company

MIAMI--Jan. 31, 2006-- xpedx continues to expand its offering of supplies, equipment and services for U.S.- and Mexico-based graphics professionals. It will detail the company's unmatched scope of offering--as well as the financial advantages of partnering with xpedx--at the Graphics of the Americas 2006 Expo in Miami, Booth 977, February 3-5. xpedx officials said that it is able to meet nearly all of its customers' creative, pre-press, on-press and post-press needs today. They also said xpedx can help printers and other graphics buyers reduce their total procurement costs through "order bundling," can assist them in making their operations more efficient and can help them grow their businesses profitably. Company officials said they know of no other national or regional paper and graphics supplier in the U.S that delivers the comprehensive scope of products and services xpedx does. xpedx will spotlight its paper, packaging, graphics and facilities supplies and equipment offerings at the expo. The company will have an on-site cash-and-carry area for U.S., Latin American and Caribbean customers. Spanish-speaking staff will be on hand throughout the show, as well as Spanish-language collateral. xpedx will discuss its comprehensive selection of printing papers, including recent expansions of the xpedx private label cut size Vector and Venture lines. Representatives from the large xpedx specification force will discuss all of the products and services they offer to designers and other graphics professionals including the company's online resource, SuiteShop. The no-registration site, at suiteshoponline.com, offers premium papers, small quantity paper ordering, special pricing on Pantone, Apple and Dell products and access to Prepress Training Solution, complete 24/7 online training courses for design and prepress programs. The company's extensive graphics offering will be showcased--as well as pre-press equipment and consumables. Attendees will learn about total prepress support, including remote-support and disaster recovery capabilities, that are available to all xpedx customers through the xpedx National Technology Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Packaging products, equipment and solutions will be discussed and demonstrated. And the full range of facilities supplies and equipment will be shown, including the xpedx line of Steel Brand(TM) pressroom supplies that ensure cleanliness and safety in the pressroom. 20 xpedx locations from the U.S.-Mexico border to Mexico City All xpedx business units--printing paper, graphics, packaging and facilities supplies--are involved in the xpedx Mexico business. xpedx now has 11 distribution facilities and nine cash-and-carry paper stores from the U.S. border to Mexico City. Distribution facilities are in Mexico City, Guadalajara, San Luis Potosi, Morelia, Matamoros, Torreon, Culiacan, Hermosillo, Chihuahua, Ciudad Juarez and Reynosa, with a total of 27,700 square meters (298,180 square feet) under roof. xpedx added three new distribution centers last year and will continue to grow its presence in Mexico. xpedx recently launched its Spanish website at xpedx.com.mx.