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Zenographics Announces OEM Partnership with Oki Data of Japan

Press release from the issuing company

IRVINE, Calif.--April 3, 2002--Zenographics, Inc. announced today an agreement with Oki Data Corporation of Japan to license Zenographics' SuperPrint and Zj imaging and driver technologies for use with an as-yet announced Oki Data high-performance digital LED printer for the office market. Under the agreement, Zenographics will provide Oki Data with its SuperPrint host-based raster image processor and driver technology, together with its Zj PC-based compression technology, controller-based decompression technology and engine control/page management firmware. Following the recent introduction by major printer manufacturers of laser printers incorporating SuperPrint and Zj, this Oki-Zenographics agreement signifies the recognition from yet another leading printer manufacturer that Zenographics provides superior raster-based technology offering high performance at a low cost. "Zenographics is pleased to participate in this exciting new partnership with Oki Data - a leader in high-quality, high-performance printing solutions," stated Bob Romney, president of Zenographics. "Using our innovative SuperPrint and Zj technology, Oki Data will be in an excellent position to strengthen its leadership in delivering digital LED printers with superior performance to the market." About Zenographics: Zenographics is a privately-held, Southern California-based software and hardware development company located in the University of California, Irvine (UCI) Research Park. The company has been supplying innovative technologies to the OEM imaging and printing systems industry for over two decades. Zenographics provides high-performance, high-quality, low-cost digital output solutions -- including PC- and Mac-based printing, firmware, controller and wireless printing technologies -- to manufacturers of printers, MFPs and digital copiers worldwide. For more information about Zenographics, please visit the Company's website at www.zeno.com About SuperPrint and Zj: SuperPrint is a high-performance PC-based rasterization and driver technology that has been licensed to millions of users. Zj is a highly scalable raster-based controller architecture for low-cost, high-performance printing with over one million users. SuperPrint and Zj provide a complete system architecture for high-performance, high-quality, low-cost raster-based printing. SuperPrint and Zj are the result of a significant investment in R&D, including software, hardware and firmware engineering, for over a decade. This investment and experience base gives Zenographics anunparalleled level of expertise in Windows printing and positions the Company as the premier supplier of raster-based printing solutions. Zenographics targets its SuperPrint and Zj products at manufacturers developing printer, MFP and digital copier products for the SOHO and office markets. For more information, see www.zeno.com