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PrintSoft Selects RealTimeImage to Bring Online Proofing to its Variable Printing Customers

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ATLANTA, GA -- October 27, 2003 (Xplor) --  PrintSoft and RealTimeImage, Inc. are partnering to provide PrintSoft customers the world's most advanced online proofing and approval management capabilities.  PrintSoft helps its clients produce and deliver personalized, high value, unique documents - financial statements, bills, direct mail pieces, etc. - via production speed printers, email, web, etc.  With RealTimeImage, PrintSoft customers will now be able to remotely and securely collaborate and proof their variable print projects online and in high resolution via any internet connection. RealTimeProof solutions dramatically reduce costs and time required for conventional proofing by enabling all workflow partners to collaborate securely, in real time, on original, full-resolution production images. PrintSoft selected RealTimeImage's RealTimeProof Express solution, which received a prestigious 2003 GATF InterTech Award, as the base technology for the solution.   RealTimeProof Express is the hybrid ASP/local system that combines the workflow management efficiencies of the RealTimeProof.com ASP with a local, high-resolution streaming server. The partnership with RealTimeImage brings another state-of-the-art technology to the PrintSoft product line, which already covers the entire personalized document life-cycle with the world’s best-in-class solutions. Customers who utilize the online proofing component from RealTimeImage will work within their own secure environment, where they will see only their own works in progress that can be shared with the print provider and, optionally, with their own corporate peers. Brett Dashwood, EDP, PrintSoft Americas' CEO, says, "Our customers' growing demand for a reliable, proven online proofing solution was the key reason we decided to team with RealTimeImage. Our customers can't get more flexibility, high quality, high resolution, or speed than what they will get from our RealTimeProof-based solution. We are happy to have forged a relationship with a company that brings so much value to our clientele and is also the clear leader in this segment." "Together with PrintSoft we are opening the door for the variable print market to benefit from the RealTimeProof technology, as many other print segments like commercial and packaging have already done. We are of course also happy to do so with a leading vendor in this market," says Yehuda Messinger, Executive Vice President, Graphic Arts for RealTimeImage. "We engineered RealTimeProof to fill the variable print market's requirement for secure, anytime and anywhere access; whether to view final proofs of revised personalized documents or make last minute changes."