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[BKARTS] ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING INSIGHTS



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ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING  INSIGHTS
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EP Insights is an innovative bimonthly e-newsletter from Electronic 
Publishing magazine. In each issue you'll find the latest industry news and events. EP 
Insights will keep you informed and up-to-date on the graphic arts industry.

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CONTENTS
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MARKET DEVELOPMENTS
---Xerox Seminars Feature Print Experts 
---Quoin Announces Printing Electronics Report 

WORKFLOW SOFTWARE
---Online Proofing Zone for Multiple Distributors 
---Enfocus PitStop Server Offers PDF 1.5 Support 

MARKET RESEARCH
---VDP Presents a Sales Opportunity 

PRODUCT NEWS
---Creo Leaf And Hasselblad Join Forces 
---Disc Makers Launch Web-based DVD Service 

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
---Creo Acquires US Printing Plate Facility 

EDITOR’S NOTE
---Hail and Farewell

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Edited by Jeff Bairstow (mailto:jbairstow@xxxxxxxxxxxx)
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MARKET DEVELOPMENTS

Xerox Seminars Feature Print Experts 

Xerox and more than 20 of its partners are back on the road with "Innovate 
'04," a 10-city seminar series designed to help businesses learn how to develop 
innovative communications programs and therefore reduce costs, generate new 
revenue streams and boost customer loyalty. Last year's series reached about 
2,800 printing and graphic arts professionals in 15 North American cities and 11 
European countries 
http://nep.omessage.com/lrd1_AAFQswAARe8B

Quoin Announces Printing Electronics Report 

Quoin Communications has introduced the report, "Printing Electronics: 
Applications of Nanotechnology & Microtechnology in Printing and the Graphic Arts" 
by James E. Harvey, president of Media4theWorld, LLC. Harvey, who is 
responsible for the creation of the TAGA MicroTech conference and online forum, 
describes opportunities for printers and graphic arts technology providers in the 
printing of displays and logic devices. 
http://nep.omessage.com/lrd2_AAFQswAARe8B

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WORKFLOW SOFTWARE

Online Proofing Zone for Multiple Distributors 

PROOF-it-ONLINE has added a new Manufacturer/Distributor Zone to their 
browser based proofing and approval management solution at www.proofitonline.com. 
The Manufacturer/Distributor Zone enables manufacturers who sell through a 
distributor network to post online proofs for their distributors, who can then 
automatically route the proofs on to their customers for final review and 
approval. http://nep.omessage.com/lrd3_AAFQswAARe8B

Enfocus PitStop Server Offers PDF 1.5 Support 

Enfocus Software has released PitStop Server 3.1, featuring full PDF 1.5 
compatibility. With this release, the entire Enfocus product line is now PDF 1.5 
compatible, allowing documents to be preflighted, automatically corrected, and 
Certified in accordance with the latest PDF specifications for improved 
processing through the complete workflow http://nep.omessage.com/lrd4_AAFQswAARe8B
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MARKET RESEARCH

VDP Presents a Sales Opportunity 

Given a pile of children's building blocks, some will build houses and some 
will build castles. According to a report by TrendWatch Graphic Arts, the 
development and acceptance of variable data printing or VDP has been similar. For a 
select, yet significant sub-segment of commercial printers and trade service 
firms, VDP has been a solid source of revenue generation and market 
differentiation. http://nep.omessage.com/lrd5_AAFQswAARe8B
  
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PRODUCT NEWS

Creo Leaf And Hasselblad Join Forces 

Creo and Hasselblad have combined the Hasselblad H1 camera and the Leaf Valeo 
22 digital camera back, a fast integrated medium-format digital system. 
Together, Hasselblad and Leaf continue to demonstrate image excellence, system 
reliability, and flexibility. Made for professionals, the Hasselblad H1 Leaf Valeo 
22 system is robust, fast and accurate. 
http://nep.omessage.com/lrd6_AAFQswAARe8B

Disc Makers Launch Web-based DVD Service 

Disc Makers, an independent media manufacturer, can now make DVD duplication 
available online through its interactive DVD Self Service Web site. With this 
service, Disc Makers now gives DVD customers, including filmmakers and 
studios, the opportunity to create their own DVD and place short-run duplication 
orders online from the convenience of their home or studio with turn around times 
as fast as two business days. http://nep.omessage.com/lrd7_AAFQswAARe8B

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MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

Creo Acquires US Printing Plate Facility 

Creo has acquired a printing plate manufacturing facility in Middleway, WV 
from Spectratech International. Creo acquired the assets of Spectratech for 
approximately 13.3 million and working capital for approximately $6.0 million. The 
assets include Spectratech's current plate business, land, manufacturing 
equipment, factory and storage facilities while working capital consists of 
inventory and accounts receivable. http://nep.omessage.com/lrd8_AAFQswAARe8B

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EDITOR’S NOTE

Ave Atque Vale

This is my final newsletter for Electronic Publishing. To all my sources and 
my readers I offer my thanks—it’s been fun covering the world of Electronic 
Publishing. BTW, if any of you are interested in renting my apartment in 
Florence (Italy) for a vacation, send a note to mailto:jnbairstow@xxxxxxxxxxx

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visit http://nep.omessage.com/lrd9_AAFQswAARe8B

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Workflow is the hot application for the 2004 printing market. Printers are 
looking to work faster and more efficiently. Most manufacturers and vendors 
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implemented and executed? What is the ROI, increase in speed, accuracy, and 
efficiency?

To address these issues, Electronic Publishing is pleased to announce 
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Workflow Solutions for the Commercial Printer:  March 24 
Workflow Solutions for the Publishing Market: July 22 
Workflow Solutions for the Corporate/In-plant Printer: November 17 

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