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St Ives US Division Announces Expansion of Services

Press release from the issuing company

September 27, 2006 -- St Ives U.S. Division specializes in complete creative services from design concept, photography through final mechanical, Web Offset, Sheetfed, complete in-house binding, finishing, on-site mailing and fulfillment services and Digital / On Demand Variable Data Printing. They are expanding their web offset and perfect binding capacity in South Florida. The expansion of capacity includes additional six-color capability with U.V. coating on one or two sides of the web, if required. In the Bindery, the expansion includes additional increased capacity with a fourth perfect binder, which includes demographic/selective capability, ink jet addressing ---- Inside and Out. Inside address/messaging is right reading, Outside address/messaging can be parallel or perpendicular to the spine. Existing capabilities continue to include folding, saddlewire stitching, polybag and tip on's. Web presses deliver A-size, Digest, Oblong, Tabloid, Slim Jim, Delta Fold, Press Pasted and Press Finished Products. Sheeter products are available, too. Beyond its printing capabilities, St Ives Florida offers full-service creative, including design, art direction, copywriting, fashion and hardline photography, and translation services. Complementing our team of award-winning creative talent is an impressive list of resources. More than 40,000 square feet of studio space, a fully equipped kitchen and an extensive collection of sets and props can accommodate virtually any type of shoot. An on-site carpentry shop is available for custom set needs. Within the secure, air-conditioned merchandise area, customer product is checked in, tracked and stored for the duration of each project. Just down the hall are St Ives digital prepress experts, capable of handling all levels of retouching and color correcting. Experienced talent and location scouts, and professional pressing and steaming, are also on-premises. Off-premises, just a short drive from St Ives studios, are some of the world’s most desirable homes, beaches and parks for location photography needs. At St Ives Cleveland, Sheetfed printing includes a new high-speed 8-unit MAN Roland perfecting press that offers roll to sheet capabilities. Digital variable data printing (VDP) capacity is being expanded along with demographic/selective services available in both saddlewire and mail inserting options. “Our company is investing in new work flow applications, printing, binding and fulfillment technologies as part of our ongoing commitment to the local markets and to the customers we serve,” says St Ives US Division CEO and President Wayne R. Angstrom. “The expansion of services in both Florida and Cleveland is part of a multi-million dollar expansion plan started in 2004,” says Angstrom. “Included in our capital expansion is a complete e-business solution we’re branding as “St Ives On-Line”, which features St Ives Page Express, St Ives University (providing technical training for clients in a virtual classroom environment), St Ives Response Center providing 24/7 technical assistance and St Ives Franchise Prints Services Division utilizing on line ordering, cashiering and complete VDP services for rapid turn times and product customization.