General Motors Signs on to printCafe e-Procurement Solution


       Print Supply Chain Software Leader to Provide Enterprise-wide Print 
               Procurement System for World's Largest Automaker 


  PITTSBURGH, Aug 2 /PRNewswire/ -- printCafe(TM), the operating system for 
print(TM), announced today that it has signed an agreement to provide 
enterprise-wide print procurement solutions to General Motors Corporation 
(NYSE: GM), the world's largest automaker.  
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"The US corporate print buying market is in excess of $200 billion 
annually and General Motors is among the fast-growing list of corporations 
implementing Web-based print buying as part of their larger e-procurement 
strategy," said Marc Olin, president and co-CEO of printCafe.  "This is very 
exciting for the print industry because it highlights the compelling and 
growing synergy between print procurement and the Web."  
printCafe is a leading developer of supply chain management software for 
the printing and publishing industry. The company provides print management 
systems for publication, commercial and print on demand printers and also 
provides custom-branded and configured Web sites for the procurement of print 
across all facets of the print supply chain including large corporate print 
procurement organizations, printers, and printers' smaller print buyers. 
General Motors joins the numerous other printCafe corporate print buying 
customers which include AOL Time Warner (NYSE: AOL) and The Hewlett-Packard 
Company, and printer customers such as Mail-Well (NYSE: MWL).  
"We're very pleased that, after exploring a variety of e-procurement 
solutions, GM chose printCafe to help them increase savings and efficiencies 
in their print buying processes," said Olin. "Clearly, GM recognizes the value 
of our stability, expertise, and commitment to supporting our Impresse 
product."  
"This is good news for print houses as well," said David Holt, chief 
technology officer at Mail-Well, a printCafe customer and GM print supplier. 
"This agreement paves the way for a more tightly integrated print supply 
chain. The result will be additional cost savings through increased 
efficiencies, reduced waste, and tighter relationships for all."  
  About printCafe (www.printcafe.com)  
printCafe, Inc. was created 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 ecommerce 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.  
In the last year, over 1000 printing facilities and print buyers have 
subscribed to or licensed printCafe technology. printCafe solutions are 
installed in or hosted for over 7500 printing facilities and print buyers 
worldwide, including 20 of the 25 largest printers in the United States, and 
over 50 of the Fortune 1000 companies. printCafe has formed strategic 
alliances with Creo Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREO)(Toronto: CRE), The Hewlett- 
Packard Company, A.T. Kearney, an EDS Company, and Accenture, and is a 
certified trading partner in Ariba (Nasdaq: ARBA), Inc.'s Ariba Ready(TM) 
supplier network.  
  About General Motors  
General Motors (NYSE: GM), the world's largest vehicle manufacturer, 
designs, builds and markets cars and trucks worldwide. In 2000, GM earned 
$5 billion on sales of $183.3 billion, excluding special items. It employs 
about 372,000 people globally. GM also operates one of the largest and most 
successful financial services companies, GMAC, which offers automotive, 
mortgage and business financing and insurance services to customers worldwide. 
GM is investing aggressively in digital technology and e-business within its 
global automotive operations and through such initiatives as e-GM, GM 
BuyPower, OnStar and its Hughes Electronics Corp. (NYSE: GMH) subsidiary. More 
information on General Motors can be found at www.gm.com.  
  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.  
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SOURCE  printCafe, Inc.  
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/CONTACT:  Mary Murrin Smith of printCafe, +1-412-690-3055 or 
msmith@printcafe.com; or Jim Parks of General Motors, +1-810-575-4029 or 
james.parks@gm.com/  


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