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.   (Photo: )   "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 (   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     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.                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here          SOURCE  printCafe, Inc.  /CONTACT:  Mary Murrin Smith of printCafe, +1-412-690-3055 or; or Jim Parks of General Motors, +1-810-575-4029 or         /Photo:  NewsCom:                      AP Archive:                PRN Photo Desk, 888-776-6555 or 212-782-2840/      /Web site: /      /Web site: /    (AOL MWL CREO ARBA GM GMH)   CO:  printCafe, Inc.; AOL Time Warner; The Hewlett-Packard Company; Mail-Well;    Creo Products, Inc.;  Ariba; General Motors; Hughes Electronics Corp.  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