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Pitman Presents Spectrum of Label Prepress Systems, Products at Labelexpo

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TOTOWA, NJ, September 12, 2002 – Pitman Company, the leading independent North American graphic arts supplier, is presenting a full spectrum of high-productivity prepress systems and products for the label industry during Labelexpo 2002 at Booth #5705. Exclusive CyrelFAST Demonstration The Pitman booth is showcasing Labelexpo's only live demonstration of the industry's exciting new breakthrough flexo platemaking technology – DuPont's CyrelFAST. The newly launched system significantly speeds plate production time and completely eliminates the need for solvent processing. Imaging for the live demonstration will be run on Esko Graphics' Spark XT imager. Show Centerpiece Bill Ceperich, Senior Vice President of Pitman's Packaging Division, stated, "The exclusive live demonstrations of DuPont's CyrelFAST flexo technology that we're presenting makes the Pitman booth a show centerpiece and a must stop for everyone at Labelexpo this year. In fact, all of the products in our booth represent cutting edge technology. Show attendees will meet our great team of experienced packaging specialists who fully understand label applications and know how to match the needs of label printers with the systems and products that Pitman offers." Major Activity Hub The Pitman booth is designed to be a major hub of activity for many more industry leaders offering important products for label prepress. Pitman packaging specialists will be present to provide information and answer questions about the capabilities of the outstanding products displayed at the booth. Among them, the AgfaJet Sherpa24, Agfa's compact, high-quality digital color contract proofing system, and the AccuSet 1000, Agfa's best-selling imagesetter offering a powerful combination of imaging accuracy, system productivity and long-term reliability. Other leading products at the Pitman booth include DuPont's Digital WaterProof high resolution proofing system for cost-effective contract quality proofing; the HP Designjet 20ps, Hewlett-Packard's fast and highly accurate six-color printer; Torelief high performance, environmentally friendly plates; Xymid, LLC Sleeves designed to reduce flexo makeready cycle time; Artwork Systems' advanced integrated software solutions for flexo prepress; Daetwyler MDC doctor blades for gravure, flexo and specialty printing; and the BetaFlex1 flexo system analyzer. Orasee Corporation will be represented at the Pitman booth with its lenticular 3D and flip/motion printing/imaging software and its patented lenticular lens material for flexo and offset label printing applications. Orasee technology has been embraced by Nilpeter, Mark Andy and other OEMs serving the label industry. Pitman is the exclusive distributor for Orasee in the United States. Printnation Demonstration Pitman also is providing demonstrations of its Printnation division website. By logging on to Printnation.com, booth visitors will see how they can quickly order supplies online from Pitman with 24/7 access to the industry's widest spectrum of graphics systems and products, as well as office products and industrial supplies. Fast delivery turnaround of online orders is provided by Pitman's 21 branch locations across the nation. About Pitman Company Now in its 96th year of serving the graphic arts industry, the Pitman Company provides the full spectrum of digital imaging solutions, service and support in addition to traditional prepress and pressroom products, as well as office products and industrial supplies. The company also offers tailored product solutions for the specific requirements of printing market segments such as newspaper publishing and packaging production, and has a strong national accounts program. Pitman's Printnation Division is the world's largest online printing and equipment supplies store. Headquartered in Totowa, New Jersey, Pitman Company has 21 modern distribution centers across the United States. Pitman Company is on the web at www.pitman.com. To order supplies from Pitman go to www.printnation.com.