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Brightcube Honored in International Digital Imaging Competition

Press release from the issuing company

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--April 3, 2002--Brightcube, Inc. was honored by the Digital Printing and Imaging Association (DPI) with the 2002 Andre Shellenberg Award for Best Ink Jet Print. Brightcube's triumph adds to the company's impressive record of capturing industry awards for its digital imaging products and services. The winning entry, entitled "Rush Hour/ NY", was captured by Brightcube's Anders Jonsson on a Canon Power Shot G1 and enhanced with Adobe PhotoShop, then printed on Brightcube Eclipse Satine Soft White paper using an Epson 10000 wide format printer. Jonsson credits Brightcube Eclipse Satine for "its extraordinary color depth, detail, and tonality, especially with the latest Epson pigmented inks." The paper, which has only been on the market for a short time, is a double-sided acid-free paper with multiple receiving layers and an elegant texture that appeals to fine artists and photographers. Brightcube Chief Executive Officer, Al Marco, who selected Jonsson's image for submission, said, "the fact that we won this award over close to forty other competitors highlights the fact that our coated papers are some of the best on the market, marking the third year in a row that we have won such an award. Professionals, such as artists or photographers, can produce incredible results that were impossible just a few years ago. We pride ourselves on developing cutting edge products so that OEMs, distributors and retailers can provide professionals the finest products on the market." Brightcube is focused entirely on digital printing with a complete line of digital substrates and technology designed to expand the use of digital printing. The Brightcube Solution is a first of its kind print-on-demand system for the art market that allows users to print artwork from a large online image bank with minimal user expertise. The system provides for high quality results while improving the distribution of artwork for both the art publisher and art retailer. Named in honor of one of DPI's founders, the Shellenberg Competition is a highlight of the Digital Printing & Imaging Association's Annual Conference & Exhibit. This year's winners were selected at DPI's 10th Annual Conference & Exhibit held March 6-9, 2002 in Palm Springs, CA. Representing the best work produced in digital printing, imaging and graphics, entries in the Shellenberg Competition are submitted in categories for digital photo print, electrostatic, textile transfer or direct print, unique applications and fine art. The Digital Printing & Imaging Association represents digital printing and imaging firms throughout the world. Digital imaging is a cost-efficient process for managing data, text and graphics using computer and electronic technologies.