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SMART Papers, CAPV, OEMs Update, Expand Digital Print Primer

Press release from the issuing company

ON DEMAND 2004 NEW YORK--March 4, 2004-- North American printers, graphic designers and publishers can get the latest information on digital printing techniques, technology and specialty printing papers in SMART Papers' updated book, "Today's Digital Imaging, Version 4.0." It is available free from SMART Papers for all On Demand Expo 2004 attendees. SMART Papers publishes the popular handbook, an easy-to-read digital printing guide that the company updates yearly to provide the latest information on this rapidly changing field. Version 4.0 of the book includes a digital printing industry forecast by respected consultant Merilyn Dunn of CAP Ventures. CAP Ventures is a producer of the On Demand Conference & Expo. "As digital printing grows, people want one handy resource that lays out key facts and technologies in plain English," explains Laurie Marchetti, SMART Papers Product Manager, Digital Media. "We have worked hard to make this a top source of up-to-date information on digital printing and papers in North America," adds Michelle Garrett, SMART Papers Sales Manager of Digital and Retail Papers. Among the highlights of the new, 90-page "Today's Digital Imaging" edition: -- An overview of digital imaging and its advantages; -- Overview of inkjet technology including desktop, liquid inkjet production devices and wide format; -- Overview of laser technology including color copying and printing as well as monochrome copying and printing; -- Revised sections discussing Direct Imaging, Xeikon and NexPress; -- Details on the latest equipment from Canon, Konica Minolta, Xerox, HP Indigo, NexPress, Xeikon and Heidelberg and -- A comprehensive index and glossary of digital printing and digital paper terms. The new Version 4.0 also details SMART Papers' new premium, cast-coated, matte-coated and uncoated digital paper products. For easy reference, SMART has also included a newly updated stocking chart listing the entire SMART Digital Papers line. Dunn, the CAP Ventures director, has more than 16 years of experience advising paper manufacturers and distributors and working closely with industry OEMs. In the process of updating the book, Marchetti and Dunn worked with many OEMs to bring the most current market information to readers. Norwell, Mass.-based CAP Ventures is a leading consulting firm specializing in electronic imaging processes. SMART Papers of Hamilton, Ohio is one of the nation's largest independent manufacturers of premium, cast-coated, matte-coated and uncoated printing papers. Its SMART Digital brands include Kromekote Inkjet, Kromekote Laser High Gloss, Kromekote Tuffkote, Knightkote Matte, Carnival and Benefit. The SMART Digital Papers line features more than 100 stocked items in a variety of weights and sizes. Its papers are distributed worldwide. To receive a free copy of "Today's Digital Imaging," visit SMART Papers representatives at Booth #3427 during the On Demand 2004 Expo. The guide is also available by visiting the SMART website at www.smartpapers.com or contacting your North American paper distributor.