Solimar Systems Latest to Join AFP Color Consortium

May 4, 2005

Unites with Leading Print Industry Organizations to Create Open Standards

SAN DIEGO, CA – May 4, 2005 – Solimar Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of production printing and secure document delivery solutions, today announced it has joined the AFP Color Consortium – an industry-wide initiative to bring reliability, data integrity, quality and consistency to high volume color printing environments. The consortium is comprised of leading global organizations with a common goal to help define, develop, and promote an architecture for accurate and consistent output of color across different AFP color devices.

“We’re very excited to participate in the AFP Color Consortium to help shape the future of production color printing,” says Drew Sprague, Solimar Systems President and CEO. “Solimar is proud to be part of the group and anxious to share our domain expertise, experience and knowledge to help the print industry advance forward.”

By addressing the broad range of AFP workflows to include a color management architecture that will be industry-defined and fully open, the consortium is confident the goal of consistency among printing devices and software systems can be achieved. In addition to production print engines, the color output management of multiple complex functions and workflows that influence all aspects of a presentation system is targeted to include software applications, clients, servers, data stream transforms, and controllers. The consortium – formed by IBM late last year – intends to focus on developing technical specifications associated with the full spectrum of production color variable data printing.

About Solimar Systems, Inc.

Solimar Systems enables organizations around the globe to onboard, make ready, enhance, manage and deliver print and digital communications and materials for a variety of industries and presentation types.

Commonly known as workflow software, for nearly 30 years, our team has provided solutions to facilitate the production of printed materials and digitally delivered communications. As early adopters of the PDF output format, our Chemistry platform has tightly linked technology with the PDF standard that optimizes and drives a variety of print and electronic requirements including transactional and direct mail printing, commercial print, carton converting and flexible packaging, labels, textiles and wide format. Our software also adds value with innovative technologies such as file optimization, piece-level tracking, out-of-the-box visibility dashboards for processes and equipment and dynamic, data-driven Augmented Reality (AR) experiences.

Solimar universally works with all types of existing and proposed software and hardware solutions in a print and digital production environment. Our work-with-all nature creates the opportunity for significant process improvement and ROI proven by our worldwide customer case studies and testimonials.

For more information, call the Solimar Sales Team at +1.619.849.2800.