Leaf Products, CreoScitex, Introduces Integrated Solution for Digital Large Format Photography

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from Creo Products Inc.

    HERZLIA, ISRAEL, April 10 /PRNewswire/ - Leaf Products, CreoScitex, a
 division of Creo Products Inc. (NASDAQ:   CREO; TSE: CRE), today announced the
 Leaf(TM) Digital Large Format solution, a fully integrated solution for large
 format cameras. The new solution includes an electronic shutter, centrally
 controlled via Leaf software, and uses a standard interface between Leaf
 digital camera backs and large format cameras, offering photographers a highly
 flexible and cost-effective solution for leveraging their existing equipment.
 The Leaf Digital Large Format solution will be available worldwide from April
 2001, via CreoScitex/Leaf authorized distributors.
     Large format photographers have always been a core market for Leaf. Now,
 via standardization, Leaf allows virtually any view camera, including Toyo,
 Linhof and Sinar, to be mounted with Leaf camera backs, thus enabling a larger
 pool of photographers to enjoy Leaf's integrated, digital, multi-shot
 solutions. The new interface fits directly on any standard Graflok or
 Hasselblad mounts, similar to the way roll film magazines and other 4x5 camera
 accessories are connected.
     Developed in conjunction with Rollei, the Leaf Digital Large Format
 solution utilizes an electronic shutter from Rollei, offering exceptional
 accuracy of both shutter speeds and lens apertures. The controlled e-shutter
 is compatible with Rodenstock and Schneider digital lenses, and provides the
 highest shutter speed on the market (1/500 sec.), along with the most accurate
 aperture and shutter speed settings (1/10 f-stop increments).
     "The new Leaf Digital Large Format solution is an important addition to
 the CreoScitex/Leaf offering," said Ilan Carmi, Leaf Worldwide Product
 Marketing Manager at CreoScitex. "It greatly expands the opportunities for
 professional photographers, making it easier and more affordable to adopt a
 digital workflow."
     The Leaf Digital Large Format solution provides a high degree of control
 and flexibility, enabling high quality and accurate results.
     The Leaf Digital Large Format solution is being demonstrated at Seybold
 Boston from April 10-12 at the CreoScitex Booth No. 2605.
 
     About Leaf
     In 1992, Leaf Products pioneered the first high-end digital camera back
 for professional studio photography, the Leaf DCB. Setting the standards for
 high-quality digital photography, the Leaf family today includes the Leaf
 Volare, Leaf Cantare and Leaf Cantare XY digital camera backs.
 
     About CreoScitex
     CreoScitex is a world leader in solutions for the graphic arts industry.
 Core product lines include image capture systems; inkjet proofers; thermal
 imaging devices for films, plates, and proofs; professional color and copydot
 scanning systems; and workflow management software. CreoScitex is also an
 Original Equipment Manufacture supplier of on-press imaging technology and
 components for digital presses. CreoScitex is a division of Creo Products
 Inc., which trades on NASDAQ (CREO) and the TSE (CRE).
 
     (C)2001 Creo Products Inc. CreoScitex is a division of Creo Products Inc.
 The CreoScitex product names mentioned in this document are trademarks or
 service marks of Creo Products Inc. and may be registered in certain
 jurisdictions. Other company and brand, product and service names are for
 identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of
 their respective holders. Data is subject to change without notice.
 
     This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
 the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform
 Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations
 and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could
 cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-
 looking statements.
 
     These risks and uncertainties include the following: (1) technological
 changes or changes in the competitive environment adversely affect the
 products, market share, revenues or margins of the combined business; (2)
 changes in general economic, financial or business conditions adversely affect
 the combined business or the markets in which it operates; (3) new regions and
 new products may not proceed as planned and may adversely affect future
 revenues; (4) the expected cost-savings and synergies from the combination of
 Creo's business with the Scitex Business cannot be fully realized or take
 significantly longer to realize than expected; and (5) the integration of the
 Scitex Business into Creo's operations is more difficult, time-consuming or
 expensive than anticipated, or the attrition rate of key employees of the
 combined business is greater than expected. These risks and uncertainties as
 well as other important matters are described under the caption "Information
 Regarding Forward-looking Statements" and elsewhere in our Annual Report and
 also in our Annual Information Form (40-F), both for the fiscal year ended
 September 30, 2000, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
 We do not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information
 contained in this press release.
 
 

SOURCE Creo Products Inc.
    HERZLIA, ISRAEL, April 10 /PRNewswire/ - Leaf Products, CreoScitex, a
 division of Creo Products Inc. (NASDAQ:   CREO; TSE: CRE), today announced the
 Leaf(TM) Digital Large Format solution, a fully integrated solution for large
 format cameras. The new solution includes an electronic shutter, centrally
 controlled via Leaf software, and uses a standard interface between Leaf
 digital camera backs and large format cameras, offering photographers a highly
 flexible and cost-effective solution for leveraging their existing equipment.
 The Leaf Digital Large Format solution will be available worldwide from April
 2001, via CreoScitex/Leaf authorized distributors.
     Large format photographers have always been a core market for Leaf. Now,
 via standardization, Leaf allows virtually any view camera, including Toyo,
 Linhof and Sinar, to be mounted with Leaf camera backs, thus enabling a larger
 pool of photographers to enjoy Leaf's integrated, digital, multi-shot
 solutions. The new interface fits directly on any standard Graflok or
 Hasselblad mounts, similar to the way roll film magazines and other 4x5 camera
 accessories are connected.
     Developed in conjunction with Rollei, the Leaf Digital Large Format
 solution utilizes an electronic shutter from Rollei, offering exceptional
 accuracy of both shutter speeds and lens apertures. The controlled e-shutter
 is compatible with Rodenstock and Schneider digital lenses, and provides the
 highest shutter speed on the market (1/500 sec.), along with the most accurate
 aperture and shutter speed settings (1/10 f-stop increments).
     "The new Leaf Digital Large Format solution is an important addition to
 the CreoScitex/Leaf offering," said Ilan Carmi, Leaf Worldwide Product
 Marketing Manager at CreoScitex. "It greatly expands the opportunities for
 professional photographers, making it easier and more affordable to adopt a
 digital workflow."
     The Leaf Digital Large Format solution provides a high degree of control
 and flexibility, enabling high quality and accurate results.
     The Leaf Digital Large Format solution is being demonstrated at Seybold
 Boston from April 10-12 at the CreoScitex Booth No. 2605.
 
     About Leaf
     In 1992, Leaf Products pioneered the first high-end digital camera back
 for professional studio photography, the Leaf DCB. Setting the standards for
 high-quality digital photography, the Leaf family today includes the Leaf
 Volare, Leaf Cantare and Leaf Cantare XY digital camera backs.
 
     About CreoScitex
     CreoScitex is a world leader in solutions for the graphic arts industry.
 Core product lines include image capture systems; inkjet proofers; thermal
 imaging devices for films, plates, and proofs; professional color and copydot
 scanning systems; and workflow management software. CreoScitex is also an
 Original Equipment Manufacture supplier of on-press imaging technology and
 components for digital presses. CreoScitex is a division of Creo Products
 Inc., which trades on NASDAQ (CREO) and the TSE (CRE).
 
     (C)2001 Creo Products Inc. CreoScitex is a division of Creo Products Inc.
 The CreoScitex product names mentioned in this document are trademarks or
 service marks of Creo Products Inc. and may be registered in certain
 jurisdictions. Other company and brand, product and service names are for
 identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of
 their respective holders. Data is subject to change without notice.
 
     This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
 the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform
 Act of 1995. These statements are based on management's current expectations
 and beliefs and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could
 cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-
 looking statements.
 
     These risks and uncertainties include the following: (1) technological
 changes or changes in the competitive environment adversely affect the
 products, market share, revenues or margins of the combined business; (2)
 changes in general economic, financial or business conditions adversely affect
 the combined business or the markets in which it operates; (3) new regions and
 new products may not proceed as planned and may adversely affect future
 revenues; (4) the expected cost-savings and synergies from the combination of
 Creo's business with the Scitex Business cannot be fully realized or take
 significantly longer to realize than expected; and (5) the integration of the
 Scitex Business into Creo's operations is more difficult, time-consuming or
 expensive than anticipated, or the attrition rate of key employees of the
 combined business is greater than expected. These risks and uncertainties as
 well as other important matters are described under the caption "Information
 Regarding Forward-looking Statements" and elsewhere in our Annual Report and
 also in our Annual Information Form (40-F), both for the fiscal year ended
 September 30, 2000, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
 We do not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking information
 contained in this press release.
 
 SOURCE Creo Products Inc.