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Serigraph Installs First KBA Karat Press with Special Plastics Option

Press release from the issuing company

November 14, 2003 -- Serigraph Inc., one of the nation's leading suppliers of screen and offset-printed graphics, installed the first KBA 74 Karat digital offset press with a special plastics printing option in the U.S.in October 2003. "Our main objective is to satisfy our customers," says George Palmer, senior vice president of the specialty graphics group. "We added the Karat for both capacity and fast turnaround. It is our first digital offset press.  We've been impressed with the Karat's high quality, quick turnaround, and size. It is bringing in more business to our company and we're excited about its many possibilities." The 74 Karat is the world's only waterless digital 29 offset press with a new special plastics package option. The 74 Karat's Gravuflow inking system yields constant results and produces vibrant and strong images to the end user. The 74 Karat's inline coating unit allows printers to easily switch between standard aqueous and white opaque coating for clear plastic and Lenticular printing. Serigraph caters to the quick service restaurant, tobacco, alcohol, soft drink/beverage, promotions,and retail markets. It operates five manufacturing facilities in the U.S.and two in Mexico with its corporate headquarters in West Bend, Wisconsin. It was started by an entrepreneur in his garage in 1949 and has grown to become one of the largest industrial printers in the world. The company employs over 800 people and ships products worldwide. "We are pleased to be supplying Serigraph with the first KBA 74 Karat digital press with plastic printing capabilities," says Ralf Sammeck, President and CEO of KBA North America. "Our new press will allow Serigraph to continue its growth in the plastic market." KBA North America is a leading supplier of sheetfed offset and digital presses located in Williston, VT. It is a member of the KBA Group, a leader in the manufacture of sheetfed offset, digital offset, web offset, rotogravure directory, security, and newspaper presses.