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xpedx to offer PrePSchool online courses to customers

Press release from the issuing company

Bloomington, IN – April 26, 2004 – xpedx, the leading national distributor of printing and graphic imaging prepress equipment and supplies, has signed an agreement with StaffingTools.com to become the exclusive paper merchant agent for StaffingTools.com’s online Prepress and Graphic Design Training Solution, the two companies announced today. Under the agreement, xpedx will offer its customers PrePSchool, an extensive catalog of StaffingTools.com online prepress and graphics arts courses comprising the world’s most popular programs — e.g., Adobe Photoshop, QuarkXPress, Enfocus PitStop Professional, Creo Preps and Dynagram DynaStrip. PrePSchool will be powered by StaffingTools’ unique Learning Management System (LMS), which automatically tracks and manages employee progress. xpedx will offer customers online testing and training for all levels of prepress and creative content providers throughout the U.S. via xpedx.com. PrePSchool is easily accessible to commercial and in-plant printers, agencies and graphic designers from any computer with an Internet connection. With a unique ID and password, subscribers can access their account for training and review, 24/7, for an entire year. To maximize their training experience, users perform a series of steps that assess initial product knowledge and improvement derived from training. "PrePSchool is a breakthrough tool for the creative community as well as our traditional customer, the printer," said Jeff Higgins, xpedx Director of Marketing Communications. "It will be a unique testing and training tool as well as a valuable link improving both creative and production. PrePSchool online training is part of a company-wide initiative to support agencies, graphic design firms and corporate communications groups with an outstanding solution that is both proven and comprehensive. We’re pleased to offer this powerful advantage to the creative community." Julie Jankowski, Director of Corporate Sales for StaffingTools, Inc., "xpedx has an outstanding reputation, a commitment to excellence and creating value for customers. We are thrilled to have a leading powerhouse such as xpedx incorporating us in their array of customer solutions. This brings our training to even more potential users who need our services."