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AGT-Seven Embraces Adobe InDesign

Press release from the issuing company

SAN JOSE, Calif.--Aug. 26, 2003-- Adobe Systems Incorporated, the leader in network publishing, today announced that AGT-Seven, a business unit of Applied Graphics Technologies and provider of graphics services to the advertising community, has expanded its support for Adobe InDesign software. A member of the Adobe Solutions Network, AGT-Seven accepts InDesign files at locations worldwide. The company also delivers in-depth InDesign training, has moved its internal publishing projects to InDesign, and is integrating InDesign into its TeamBase publishing system. "AGT-Seven's success depends upon supporting industry-leading technologies and meeting customer demand. To meet both challenges, we integrated InDesign into our prepress and print production workflows more than two years ago and have established a strong, supportive relationship with Adobe," said Diane Romano, president of AGT-Seven. "Now, with an increasing number of clients moving to InDesign, we're taking a multifaceted approach to helping customers succeed with InDesign by delivering broader support, training, and publishing systems based on InDesign." AGT-Seven joins a growing list of more than 6,000 print service providers accepting InDesign files for prepress and printing. Adobe offers a comprehensive training program that gives service providers the requisite skills to process InDesign files and help ensure rapid, consistent printing. "Major service providers such as AGT-Seven are the lynchpin of the print publishing industry," said Jim Heeger, senior vice president of Creative Professional Products at Adobe. "As an increasing number of creative professionals adopt InDesign, thousands of service providers are finding a competitive business advantage by stepping up their support for InDesign and providing value-added services such as training." AGT-Seven client Bartle Bogle Hegarty (BBH), one of the world's leading advertising agencies with clients such as Levi's, Johnnie Walker, Unilever's AXE, Sony Ericsson, Partnership for a Drug-Free America, ING Direct, US Weekly, Men's Journal, amfAR, and Mentos, has converted to InDesign to take advantage of the software's advanced creative tools and create a streamlined production workflow. The BBH New York office is supplying AGT-Seven with InDesign files for print processing on a regular basis. "InDesign opens a world of exciting creative possibilities for BBH in executing print designs," said Brad Kleiner, IT director for BBH. "No matter what kind of unique effects we include in our page layouts, from complex typography to transparency, we can count on reliable, timely file output when we send InDesign files to AGT-Seven." In addition to advancing its support of clients using InDesign, AGT-Seven has integrated InDesign into its TeamBase publishing system and moved page layout and production of Techniques, a magazine distributed to 2,000 AGT-Seven clients and prospects, to InDesign. AGT-Seven's own conversion to InDesign for designing and publishing Techniques went smoothly and required minimal training. AGT-Seven employs numerous Adobe Certified Experts (ACEs) and many of the company's locations are Adobe Authorized Service Providers (AASPs). AASP is one of many membership programs for developers, service and training providers, and other companies affiliated with Adobe dedicated to helping them build and market Adobe-related services to achieve their business goals. For more information about joining the Adobe Solutions Network, please visit: http://partners.adobe.com/asn/index.jsp.