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American Reprographics Collaborating With HP

Press release from the issuing company

WALNUT CREEK, CA, May 14, 2008  -- American Reprographics Company, the nation's leading provider of reprographics services and technology, today announced a marketing agreement with HP to offer HP's Instant Printing technology and wide-format printing devices with PlanWell, ARC's online document management solution for the AEC (architectural, engineering and construction) market.

The companies will jointly promote the ability to download and print plans from PlanWell Enterprise directly to HP wide-format printing devices in customers' offices, or at any one of nearly 300 locations of American Reprographics Company.

ARC specializes in document management, document distribution and logistics and print-on-demand services throughout the construction industry. Project document collections are made available for viewing and ordering via PlanWell Enterprise and other proprietary web-based applications. The company also provides on-site reprographics services to AEC customers of all sizes throughout the country, frequently providing a printing device, services and supplies on a pay-for-use basis.

"ARC, together with HP, can significantly increase overall productivity of individuals as well as project teams with easy-to-use online document management and printing capabilities," said K. "Suri" Suriyakumar, president and CEO of American Reprographics Company. "By offering PlanWell and HP Instant Printing technology with each HP device placed in a customer's office, ARC can now offer more value and greater convenience to AEC customers of all kinds and every size."

"HP is committed to providing a heightened level of professionalism, dependability and productivity to AEC professionals," said Enrique Lores, vice president and general manager, Large Format Printing Division, HP. "Our collaboration with ARC furthers HP's Print 2.0 strategy to digitize analog prints and broadens HP's presence in the technical market to better meet customer needs."