printCafe Granted Patent for Proteus CostOdometer; printCafe Execs Awarded Patent for Publication Layout Software

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from printCafe, Inc.

    BOSTON, Seybold Conference, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- printCafe(TM), the
 operating system for print(TM), is pleased to announce that on January 9, 2001
 Bill Guttman, Co-CEO of printCafe, and Frank Stock, VP of Engineering,
 received U.S. Patent number 6,173,286 for a component of the Proteus(R)
 technology that they developed for computer implemented optimization of
 publication layout software.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001113/PRINTCAFELOGO )
     Proteus is a software tool that helps publishers accurately determine
 publication makeup and layout.  It allows editors, art directors, sales
 managers, production managers, printers, and other publishing professionals to
 collaborate on the assembly and production of a publication.  Proteus serves
 as the hub of a multi-department publishing operation, giving each department
 the ability to perform, independently, its role in producing an issue while
 working within a common software environment on a centralized file.
     "Proteus provides limited access to all parties involved in the production
 of our publication, easing the approval process and ensuring that all
 requirements -- both advertising and editorial -- are met," said Jan Witt of
 Putman Media.  "What used to be scribbled notes posted on white boards, can
 all be viewed from our desks and easily rearranged with a few mouse clicks."
     Specifically, the patent pertains to the Proteus(R) CostOdometer(R).  The
 CostOdometer functionality enabled by the technologies in this patent sets
 Proteus above its competitors with the ability to estimate paper, form, and
 ink costs for a given publication.  The CostOdometer can also calculate the
 total paper usage for a publication's print run.  Another factor
 differentiating Proteus from comparable solutions is the ability to link the
 publisher directly to their printer via a printCafe Web site, allowing
 publishers and printers to communicate directly.
     "We are glad to have been granted this patent and to be recognized as the
 only e-print procurement provider to receive a patent for one of our
 technologies," said Bill Guttman, Co-CEO printCafe.
     Current Proteus users include Intertec, PennWell, and Putman Publishing.
 
     About printCafe (www.printcafe.com)
     printCafe, Inc. was created in early 2000 through the combined initiatives
 of Prograph, a leading provider of print management and publishing software,
 and CreoScitex, a division of Creo Products, Inc., a world leader in solutions
 for the graphic arts industry. printCafe's approach integrates the most widely
 used print management systems with a powerful e-commerce engine enabling users
 to specify virtually any type of print project, obtain estimates, manage B2B
 transactions, monitor ERP information, set up all stages of the production
 process, track the status of a project in real time, manage invoicing, and
 report on a broad range of performance summaries and analyses. Services and
 applications are designed for a wide range of print projects from complex
 magazines and books to medium-to-small projects such as collateral materials
 and business cards.
     Since printCafe's formation last year, the company has attracted over
 650 new customers and enabled dozens of ecommerce integrations. printCafe
 solutions are installed in or hosted for over 7500 print buyers and printing
 facilities worldwide, including 19 of the 25 largest printers in the United
 States, and 48 Fortune 1000 companies. printCafe has formed strategic
 alliances with Creo Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREO; Toronto: CRE), The Hewlett-
 Packard Company, and A.T. Kearney, an EDS Company, and is a certified trading
 partner in Ariba, Inc.'s Ariba Ready(TM) supplier network.
 
     printCafe and the printCafe logo are trademarks of printCafe IP
 Management, Inc.  printCafe, Inc. has included in this press release certain
 "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning printCafe's business, operations and
 financial condition. The words or phrases "can be", "will", "expects",
 "intends", "may affect", "may depend", "believes", "potential", "estimate",
 "project" and similar words and phrases are intended to identify such forward-
 looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various
 known and unknown risks and uncertainties and printCafe cautions you that any
 forward-looking information provided by or on behalf of printCafe is not a
 guarantee of future performance. Actual results could differ materially from
 those anticipated in such forward-looking statements due to a number of
 factors, some of which are beyond printCafe's control, in addition to those
 discussed in printCafe's other press releases, public filings and statements
 by printCafe's management, including (i) the volatile and intensely
 competitive nature of the market for print management solutions, (ii) changes
 in domestic and foreign economic and market conditions, (iii) the impact of
 past and future acquisitions on printCafe's business and financial condition
 and (iv) the fact that the market for electronic commerce solutions for the
 printing industry is subject to rapidly changing technologies and increasing
 customer demands. All such forward-looking statements are current only as of
 the date on which such statements were made. printCafe does not undertake any
 obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement to reflect events
 or circumstances after the date on which any such statement is made or to
 reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. You should not place undue
 reliance on these forward-looking statements.
 
 

SOURCE printCafe, Inc.
    BOSTON, Seybold Conference, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- printCafe(TM), the
 operating system for print(TM), is pleased to announce that on January 9, 2001
 Bill Guttman, Co-CEO of printCafe, and Frank Stock, VP of Engineering,
 received U.S. Patent number 6,173,286 for a component of the Proteus(R)
 technology that they developed for computer implemented optimization of
 publication layout software.
     (Photo:  http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20001113/PRINTCAFELOGO )
     Proteus is a software tool that helps publishers accurately determine
 publication makeup and layout.  It allows editors, art directors, sales
 managers, production managers, printers, and other publishing professionals to
 collaborate on the assembly and production of a publication.  Proteus serves
 as the hub of a multi-department publishing operation, giving each department
 the ability to perform, independently, its role in producing an issue while
 working within a common software environment on a centralized file.
     "Proteus provides limited access to all parties involved in the production
 of our publication, easing the approval process and ensuring that all
 requirements -- both advertising and editorial -- are met," said Jan Witt of
 Putman Media.  "What used to be scribbled notes posted on white boards, can
 all be viewed from our desks and easily rearranged with a few mouse clicks."
     Specifically, the patent pertains to the Proteus(R) CostOdometer(R).  The
 CostOdometer functionality enabled by the technologies in this patent sets
 Proteus above its competitors with the ability to estimate paper, form, and
 ink costs for a given publication.  The CostOdometer can also calculate the
 total paper usage for a publication's print run.  Another factor
 differentiating Proteus from comparable solutions is the ability to link the
 publisher directly to their printer via a printCafe Web site, allowing
 publishers and printers to communicate directly.
     "We are glad to have been granted this patent and to be recognized as the
 only e-print procurement provider to receive a patent for one of our
 technologies," said Bill Guttman, Co-CEO printCafe.
     Current Proteus users include Intertec, PennWell, and Putman Publishing.
 
     About printCafe (www.printcafe.com)
     printCafe, Inc. was created in early 2000 through the combined initiatives
 of Prograph, a leading provider of print management and publishing software,
 and CreoScitex, a division of Creo Products, Inc., a world leader in solutions
 for the graphic arts industry. printCafe's approach integrates the most widely
 used print management systems with a powerful e-commerce engine enabling users
 to specify virtually any type of print project, obtain estimates, manage B2B
 transactions, monitor ERP information, set up all stages of the production
 process, track the status of a project in real time, manage invoicing, and
 report on a broad range of performance summaries and analyses. Services and
 applications are designed for a wide range of print projects from complex
 magazines and books to medium-to-small projects such as collateral materials
 and business cards.
     Since printCafe's formation last year, the company has attracted over
 650 new customers and enabled dozens of ecommerce integrations. printCafe
 solutions are installed in or hosted for over 7500 print buyers and printing
 facilities worldwide, including 19 of the 25 largest printers in the United
 States, and 48 Fortune 1000 companies. printCafe has formed strategic
 alliances with Creo Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREO; Toronto: CRE), The Hewlett-
 Packard Company, and A.T. Kearney, an EDS Company, and is a certified trading
 partner in Ariba, Inc.'s Ariba Ready(TM) supplier network.
 
     printCafe and the printCafe logo are trademarks of printCafe IP
 Management, Inc.  printCafe, Inc. has included in this press release certain
 "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities
 Litigation Reform Act of 1995 concerning printCafe's business, operations and
 financial condition. The words or phrases "can be", "will", "expects",
 "intends", "may affect", "may depend", "believes", "potential", "estimate",
 "project" and similar words and phrases are intended to identify such forward-
 looking statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various
 known and unknown risks and uncertainties and printCafe cautions you that any
 forward-looking information provided by or on behalf of printCafe is not a
 guarantee of future performance. Actual results could differ materially from
 those anticipated in such forward-looking statements due to a number of
 factors, some of which are beyond printCafe's control, in addition to those
 discussed in printCafe's other press releases, public filings and statements
 by printCafe's management, including (i) the volatile and intensely
 competitive nature of the market for print management solutions, (ii) changes
 in domestic and foreign economic and market conditions, (iii) the impact of
 past and future acquisitions on printCafe's business and financial condition
 and (iv) the fact that the market for electronic commerce solutions for the
 printing industry is subject to rapidly changing technologies and increasing
 customer demands. All such forward-looking statements are current only as of
 the date on which such statements were made. printCafe does not undertake any
 obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement to reflect events
 or circumstances after the date on which any such statement is made or to
 reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. You should not place undue
 reliance on these forward-looking statements.
 
 SOURCE  printCafe, Inc.