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Excell Decor Purchases a Xeikon 5000 digital color press

Press release from the issuing company

Mississauga, ON, Canada and Itasca, IL, August 02, 2006 - Punch Graphix, through its Xeikon brand, announces the purchase of a Xeikon 5000 digital color press by Mississauga, Ontario based Excell Décor, the largest provider of digitally printed wallcoverings in the world. No stranger to Xeikon technology, Excell Decor has been producing various digital color applications on previous generation Xeikon models. The company specializes in producing decorative applications, such as murals and borders, where the unique format size of the Xeikon digital technology - 20" wide and unlimited length - gives it an edge over the competition. In addition, Excell Décor also produces various packaging, label and advertising applications and provides a range of finishing services to its clients. According to Rob Mayerson, VP Digital Sales-North America, Punch Graphix Americas, "Excell Décor's decorative digital color applications have received an extremely positive response from its clients. The company has now invested in a Xeikon 5000 based on its need for higher speed and better quality. With the Xeikon 5000, Excell Décor is also looking to expand its range of digital color print offerings to outdoor advertising, laminate flooring and packaging prototypes." According to Jim Hingley, President, Excell Décor, "We were very impressed with the Xeikon 5000 and its X-800 digital front-end (DFE). Xeikon's web printing technology is unique because it allows continuous imaging with no limitations associated with frames or sheets. No other digital color press on the market has this capability. In addition, the speed, productivity and reliability of the Xeikon 5000 are simply exceptional. The X-800 DFE has been developed with high productivity in mind. It is capable of easily processing complex variable data print applications from over 1 million records." "Through exceptional print speeds and superior uptime, the Xeikon 5000 will maximize Excell Décor's productivity. We are happy to be a part of their continued success," concludes Rob.