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GEI announces successful fourth quarter

Press release from the issuing company

North Canton – 6th February 2004: Graphic Enterprises (GEI) reports continued strong sales for its niche publishing solutions as it announces last quarter sales to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Georgia; Austin America Statesman, Texas; Canton Repository, Ohio; Chicago Tribune, Illinois; Daytona Beach Journal, Florida; Santa Barbara News-Press, California; State Journal-Register, Springfield, Illinois Georgia; and Bloomingdales of New York, as well as further international sales. “It is especially pleasing that today so many of our sales come from existing customers,” says GEI president Bob Behringer.  “We work hard to provide both first class products and support, and I’m sure it is this that has allowed us to build these successful long-term partnerships.” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is a long-standing GEI customer and has recently added BlackMagic color proofing to its list of GEI solutions. The AJC already uses GEI’s GUSS Multiplexing production workflow, Page Pairing, Ink Control, RIPs, copy dot scanning and NewsProof black & white proofing solutions. Bloomingdales of New York, NY, also installed BlackMagic. This is to enable it to create in-house color calibrated proofs identical to the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal where the store places advertising, and where both publishers use BlackMagic for newsprint proofing. Bloomingdales already uses GEI’s GUSS Multiplexing software and a range of other GEI supplied solutions. The Austin American-Statesman has installed redundant backup to its GEI Page Pairing system.  It also uses BlackMagic, PageCheck soft proofing software, and a TECSA 2470 copydot scanner. The Canton Repository has installed Ink Presetting software.  The newspaper is also a long-standing GEI customer and was it’s first GUSS Spooling customer. It also uses BlackMagic color proofing, GEI’s NC Translator file management utility, a TECSA 3050 copydot scanner and NewsProof, a fast 18 x 24 inch plain paper, black-and-white proofer. The Chicago Tribune, that already uses GEI’s GUSS output management system, RIPs, and Imaging Stations which optimize the output through available devices, has recently installed a GEI Internet Proofing System with automatic fault-tolerant backup. The State Journal-Register, also a user GEI’s GUSS OPI, has additionally installed a NewsWay Ink Presetting system. New Customers: New customers include the Santa Barbara News-Press that installed the NewsWay Ink Presetting system and the Daytona Beach News-Journal that installed BlackMagic software. International Sales: GEI also continues to develop its international business.  Its last quarter’s international sales include Seoul Systems of Korea’s purchase of Image Express Prepress, Windows-based OPI server software; and Asahi System Information of Japan’s purchase of PDF RIP Check, a final output simulator for CTP and film environments. This software ensures that by using the same RIP type and version for job processing, PDF files being sent for final output will not error.