When the Going Gets Tough...

...the tough keep printing (with printCafe)

Pittsburgh, PA  October 18, 2001  Despite a troubled economy and slowed growth, printCafe, the operating system for print, announced it signed more than 40 new customer agreements in the third quarter, including Hemlock Vancouver, The Graphics Group, Motheral Printing, and The Stratus Group.

Marc Olin, printCafe's president and CEO, attributes these new partnerships to the fact that companies are looking at long-term profitability. "Printers realize that they need to gain greater efficiency by reducing costs, focusing on profitable work, and maximizing the use of their equipment. We believe that printCafe's suite of products allows printers to see their businesses more clearly, objectively, and analytically  which helps them to prepare for a successful future."

Terry Hitch, director of sales and marketing for Motheral Printing of Fort Worth, Texas, which coordinates front-end digital workflow technologies with the printing of publications, catalogs, direct mail advertising, and general commercial work, said that buying the printCafe solution was the right step for his company to take. "It fits perfectly into our plan for automating the early steps of the sales cycle and our aggressive growth plans."

In addition, as part of the implementation of printCafe's PSI Version 11 for estimating, inventory, accounting and billing, The Graphics Group of Bensenville, Ill. is integrating printCafe's PrinterSite Web interface in preparation for future integration of InSite software, Brisque workflow and computer-to-plate modules from CreoScitex.

"We are building our company for the year 2002 and beyond and we've always had a strong commitment to remaining highly productive and competitive through the implementation of technology," said Randolph Somen, director of sales and marketing for The Graphics Group.

Other new contracts that printCafe has signed include Franklin Covey, Dixie Label, DPI Atlanta, LP Thebault, Holt Sublimation, Basset Printing, Cuna, Diagraph, and JS McCarthy. In addition, printCafe signed over 100 PrintSmith agreements in the third quarter.