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xpedx to exhibit Post-Press Solutions at Graph Expo

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, (October 22, 2008)  -- For many U.S. print professionals, post-press and fulfillment remain the biggest untapped frontiers of new productivity, efficiency and profitability.

"As demand for shorter runs and quicker turnarounds continues to grow, printers need new post-press equipment that is compatible with their offset and digital presses," said Dennis Killion, newly appointed corporate director of marketing for graphics at xpedx(R).

To help, xpedx is significantly expanding its post-press offering including offline UV coaters, cutters, binders, booklet makers, folders and more. It is also adding new offerings in mailing and fulfillment.

New post-press products and related services will soon be available through the xpedx network of 105 U.S. distribution centers and the new xpedx Technology Center in Cincinnati. xpedx will demonstrate the following equipment during Graph Expo (Oct. 26-29):

-- an offline UV coating system from FMA, Inc, a developer and manufacturer of offline UV coaters and related peripherals;

-- a Morgana DigiFold automatic creaser/folder from Morgana U.S.A., a manufacturer of folding and creasing machines for short-run digital printing;

-- a 20" Baumfolder from Baumfolder Corporation, a manufacturer of folders, cutters, drills and finishing equipment;

-- a Perfecta cutter from Perfecta U.S.A., a manufacturer of cutting machines;

-- a folding and inserting system, tabber and addressing printer from Secap, a mail stream management solutions company; and

-- xpedx reps will discuss its offering from C.P. Bourg, a print finishing equipment manufacturer of collators, booklet makers and perfect binders.

xpedx has signed national distribution agreements with FMA, Inc. and C.P. Bourg.

Killion noted that printers' capital expenditures for post-press and fulfillment is projected to grow over the next three to five years. "Generally speaking, post-press and fulfillment has either been underinvested or outsourced. Upgrading post-press and bringing key services in house can translate to new business opportunities and important efficiencies for the savvy printing company owner and general manager today."