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Consolidated Graphics Renews Agreement With Komori, $50 Million Deal

Press release from the issuing company

October 9, 2003 -- Consolidated Graphics, Inc., headquartered in Houston, TX has renewed their multi-year purchasing agreement with Komori America Corporation. The agreement, originally signed in 1996, was the largest sheetfed press contract in U.S. history. The new multi-year agreement outlines the purchase of an additional $50 million in printing equipment purchases for Consolidated companies. The first press in this multi-year buying agreement, a six color Komori Lithrone S40 with coater, has been installed at Mount Vernon Printing Company, Landover, MD. “We are pleased to have this new Komori press in our plant. The speed, quality and productivity it brings will give our pressroom the tools we need to meet the expectations of our clients and deliver a consistent product each and every day,” says Mount Vernon President Mike Philie. The award winning Lithrone S40 from Komori provides a systems approach to printing by offering the highest level of press automation on the market. The new design features on the Lithrone S40 speed makeready and provide an unsurpassed level of print quality. Features include: • Fastest makeready and most automated job sequencing available on a sheetfed press. The LS can makeready 32% faster than other sheetfed presses. • KHS, Komori’s high performance inking system, controls all aspects of inking and provides ink density consistency from shift to shift, operator to operator. • Skeleton transfer cylinders with venturi air pans provide perfect sheet control through the press to avoid marking • Oscillation form rollers in each printing unit eliminate ghosting. • Maximum print speed of 16,000 sph on substrates from onion skin to 40 pt. board • Color Connection software suite for consistent, repeatable color Consolidated Graphics, Inc. is the largest sheetfed and half-web commercial printing company in the United States, providing a comprehensive range of full and half-web printing, fulfillment, direct mail and internet consulting services. Serving over 10,000 customers, Consolidated Graphics stresses service and quality in the production of all varieties of marketing and promotional materials, from annual reports to product brochures to training manuals. Komori Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a premier manufacturer and worldwide distributor of offset printing presses. The Company has manufacturing facilities in Toride, Sekiyado, Yamagata and Tsukuba, Japan, and subsidiaries in Europe, the UK and the United States. Komori America Corporation is based in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, and manages a distribution and service network throughout the United States