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Esko-Graphics reports DRUPA Results

Press release from the issuing company

Düsseldorf (Germany), May 19, 2004 – Esko-Graphics, the world leader of packaging pre-production solutions and a global supplier of prepress systems for commercial printers, reports that its performance at DRUPA 2004 significantly surpassed all of its sales and marketing targets. “This was the first DRUPA for Esko-Graphics, and we clearly made our mark”, says Kim Graven-Nielsen, President and CEO of Esko-Graphics. “In Düsseldorf we presented a fresh and strong corporate image and an impressive product portfolio that have been recognized by the entire graphic arts industry. Listening to reactions from customers, prospects, press, consultants and industry colleagues we believe we have made clear to the industry what our company stands for: clear ideas, smart tools and more value”. Esko-Graphics already passed its internal target for DRUPA orders by Saturday, May 15, and closed the exhibition with a result exceeding 15% of annual sales. Over 3000 45-minute demo sessions (and more than 10,000 Esko-green apples) were presented to show attendees. About 40% of stand visitors came from outside Western Europe, with a particularly strong presence of guests from the Far East. Commercial highlights During DRUPA 2004, Esko-Graphics sold over 75 offset platesetters, over 35 flexo platesetters, more than 25 samplemaking and digital converting devices, and well over 60 Scope workflow configurations to major packaging and commercial print customers. During DRUPA, the 10,000th license of ArtiosCAD, Scope’s structural design software components, was sold to UK customer Corniche Fine Arts. “DRUPA leads Esko-Graphics into a new and exciting stage, confirming the company’s market leadership and establishing a strong identity and organization. We are ready to help our customers build strong and successful businesses by offering them the technologies, products and services best suiting their needs”, Kim-Graven Nielsen concludes.