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Screen And Artwork Systems Announce OEM Agreement

Press release from the issuing company

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. -- Screen (USA) announced today at Graph Expo & Converting Expo 2006 an OEM agreement with Artwork Systems. Under the agreement, Screen will integrate Artwork Systems' ArtPro(tm), the packaging industry standard workflow, within its Trueflownet prepress environment to give users powerful packaging production capabilities. Branded Packstudio SE, the solution will be fully integrated into Trueflownet to give users a cohesive interface and universal access to the widest choice of prepress production tools available today for both the commercial and packaging industries. Trueflownet is a range of interconnected prepress modules that can be combined to create customized and highly automated workflows to suit the specific production needs of commercial printing, newspapers, packaging and digital printing. In addition to its own expert technology, Screen's philosophy is to integrate complementary and industry-leading third-party products to add specific functionality for each sector. ArtPro is recognized as the leading software for preproduction specifically tailored to the packaging industry. It features many dedicated tools for the preparation of graphics utilized in a wide array of label and packaging production techniques, including lithographic printing, flexo printing, gravure and silk screen. "The packaging market has very specific requirements, and, by using ArtPro prepress, operators can turn designs into print-ready files tailored to specific output device requirements instantly," said Kyohei Fujisawa, corporate officer at the Media Technology Company of Dainippon Screen. "This agreement, along with the launch of two VLF PlateRite Ultima CTP platesetters and the PlateRite FX870 flexo platesetter, strengthens our commitment to providing a complete packaging solution." According to Guido Van der Schueren, chairman of the board of Artwork Systems: "This agreement strengthens Artwork Systems' global position. It fits perfectly within our strategy to form partnerships."

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