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 is a leading developer of Customer Communication Management and Delivery solutions. Solimar solutions provide clients visibility into their workflows and operations while driving costs down; track the lifecycle of jobs from receipt to multi-channel distribution; optimize and convert data and documents; manage and optimize production printing across facilities and enable secure access and compliance. They also drive value and revenue generating opportunities by adding dynamic, conditional messaging to documents via digital inserts, onserts and augmented reality (AR) experiences.

With thousands of clients worldwide, including 70% of the Fortune 100, Solimar has integral, proven IT solutions that have benefited print and data centers for more than 25 years.

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