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Bluebeam Software and the US Reprographics Network Save AEC Firms 30% on Printing

Press release from the issuing company

PASADENA, Calif.--May 5, 2004-- Bluebeam Software, a developer of paperless workflow solutions, and the US Reprographics Network, the world's largest reprographics network, have launched Bluebeam blue-print, an online printing service available to Bluebeam Pushbutton PDF customers who use AutoCAD, the most widely used design software in the world. blue-print users will save an average of 30% versus local, mass-market printing shops, plus avoid all the hassles associated with sending large electronic drawings to chain printing stores that have little experience working with large-format architectural and engineering drawings. Customers can easily upload a drawing, select printing options and pay for prints from the comfort of their office or home. Drawings will be expertly printed, bound, packaged and shipped to customers or their clients the next day. "As a company focused on developing user-friendly solutions for AEC firms, Bluebeam Software launched blue-print to address the lack of affordable and convenient printing options available to smaller firms. Bluebeam's partnership with the US Reprographics Network ensures that our customers receive the highest quality prints and service when they use the blue-print service," says Richard Lee, President and CEO of Bluebeam Software. blue-print is available to customers of Bluebeam Pushbutton PDF software who use AutoCAD. Current customers can upgrade free of charge to Pushbutton PDF version 2.2.8, which includes the blue-print interface. Customers trying the free evaluation of Bluebeam Pushbutton PDF also have access to the blue-print service. According to Kevin Rowe, President and CEO of the US Reprographics Network, "We partnered with Bluebeam Software over a year ago because we believed its Pushbutton PDF software was ideal for plot submission, so it makes sense for the two companies to take the relationship a step further with this new online printing solution. The blue-print service gives the US Reprographics network access to the underserved market of small architecture and engineering firms." In the past, small firms that didn't have a relationship with a reprographer or a local printer were forced to invest in expensive plotting equipment. blue-print will dramatically reduce the cost and energy associated with printing and receiving large-format drawings.