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KPG Stengthens Digital Offerings in U.S. Via Partnership with ECRM

Press release from the issuing company

Norwalk, Connecticut, USA -- July 1, 2002 -- Kodak Polychrome Graphics (KPG) and ECRM Imaging Systems today announced an agreement making KPG’s United States and Canada Region (US&C) a primary sales and marketing channel for ECRM’s line of DesertCat CTP systems. "By entering into this partnership with ECRM, KPG will bring greater value to our customers by bundling our high quality media products with ECRM’s outstanding platesetting equipment," said Kathy McHugh, Vice President of Marketing, US&C. "As the leader in CTP and digital halftone proofing, we thrive on delivering a complete line of high quality digital solutions to our customers." ECRM’s DesertCat CTP system rates as one of the most versatile eight-page digital halftone proofers and thermal platesetters on the market, delivering the highest quality output at an affordable price. DesertCat CTP systems come in two different models: DesertCat 88, a digital halftone proofer and thermal platesetter offering both 4-page and 8-page proof and plate output, and the DesertCat 44, a digital halftone proofer and thermal platesetter capable of 4-page proof and plate output. According to McHugh, KPG understands the importance of providing its customers with a single source for high quality media and equipment. "Our customers exist in an extremely competitive market and constantly search for solutions and services to increase productivity and efficiency. Our partnership with ECRM allows KPG to offer customers the improved value they require," added McHugh. ECRM Imaging Systems develops, manufactures and markets imagesetters and thermal- and visible-light platesetters known for their high reliability, solid manufacture and aggressive pricing. Its platesetters have been responsible for lowering price thresholds for entry into CTP technology. The company provides a range of workflow solutions to support the over 20,000 imagesetters, platesetters and scanners it has sold worldwide through dealers, distributors and OEMs. Headquartered in Tewksbury, Massachusetts, ECRM has regional offices in the United Kingdom, Beijing and Hong Kong. For additional information about ECRM products visit www.ecrm.com. About Kodak Polychrome Graphics Kodak Polychrome Graphics provides one of the broadest product and solutions portfolios available in the graphic arts industry today, including a wide range of conventional lithographic plates and computer to plate solutions, Kodak branded graphic arts films, digital, inkjet, analog and virtual proofing products, as well as workflow solutions and color management tools. With headquarters in Norwalk, Connecticut, USA, the company serves customers around the globe with regional offices in the United States, Europe, Japan, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Additional information regarding Kodak Polychrome Graphics may be found on the company's website: www.kpgraphics.com.