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OEC Graphics to Become Exclusive N.A. Distributor of Sector Systems

Press release from the issuing company

Burr Ridge, IL – October 16, 2003 – OEC Graphics, Inc. and Gerber Innovations announced at Graph Expo 2003, that the two parties are in the final stages of negotiating an agreement whereby OEC will become the exclusive distributor of Sector Systems and supplies for North America. The Sector is a unique and innovative product that integrates coating blanket cutting into prepress workflows. Mark Jensen, President of OEC Graphics – Chicago, LLC states “Gerber Scientific has long been regarded as a premier designer and manufacturer of precision CAM and cutting equipment. As the industry leader in offset coating plate and blanket converting services, OEC is the perfect partner to help Gerber bring the Sector advantage to all printers in North America.” The Sector provides coating accuracy exceeding that of hand-cut blankets, ensuring proper registration of printed images. The system is also proven to provide a speedy and verifiable return on investment for the offset printer. The Sector was a recipient of one of the coveted GATF InterTech Technology Awards in 2002. OEC Graphics is a family-operated organization with over 90 years experience in delivering cutting-edge products, services and technology to the printing and packaging industry. OEC’s product line includes the seamless photopolymer technology of SEAMEX and SEAMEXBLANKS, CADCOAT offset coating plates, FLUTEX corrugated compression plates and OEC-DFM (Digital Facilities Management). OEC has nearly 200 employees and manufacturing locations in Oshkosh and Appleton, Wisconsin, Chicago, Illinois and Greensboro, North Carolina. Gerber Innovations is a division of Gerber Scientific, Inc. For more than 50 years, Gerber Scientific has demonstrated continuing technical leadership in the invention, development and commercialization of manufacturing automation systems for a wide variety of industries. Manufacturers are more efficient and their products more cost effective through the use of Gerber Scientific products. Gerber Innovations offers those efficiencies to the worldwide printing, converting and finishing industries.