Astro-Med's QuickLabel Systems Forges New Partnership With Innovatum

Astro-Med's QuickLabel Systems Forges New Partnership With Innovatum 
WEST WARWICK, RI -- (Marketwired) -- 05/29/13 --  QuickLabel Systems,
a business unit of Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT), has announced a
marketing agreement with Innovatum by which they will actively
promote one another's products. At the heart of the new agreement is
an understanding that Innovatum's ROBAR Enterprise Label Management
System and QuickLabel's Kiaro! inkjet label printer combine to form a
complete FDA-compliant color label printing solution. The combined
solution will be demonstrated June 5-6, 2013 in Booth #307 at the
OrthoTec Show, held at the Orthopedic Capital Center at Grace
College, Winona Lake, IN. 
Under the new partnership, QuickLabel Systems and Innovatum will
jointly promote an FDA compliant color UDI label printing solution
comprising QuickLabel's Kiaro! inkjet color label printer and
Innovatum's ROBAR enterprise label printing software. Medical device
manufacturers will benefit from this combined system which reduces
costs by providing validated, UDI enabled labeling in color.   
The agreement comes as medical device manufacturers move to comply in
advance of the new FDA UDI label regulation which requires each
product to bear a Unique Device Identification label composed of: a
device identifier that is specific to a device model; a production
identifier which includes the current production information for that
specific device, such as a lot or batch number; and the serial number
and/or expiration date. Most manufacturers' labels also contain color
codes and color graphics to differentiate product models and brands.  
QuickLabel Systems is a leader in digital color label printers that
print full color labels in short-run batches, on demand. Innovatum is
a leader in FDA-compliant labeling software that enables medical
device, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology manufacturers to comply
with the all-important upcoming UDI and serialization labeling
requirement.  
"For almost a decade, Innovatum customers have been looking for a
robust color label printer that retains color fidelity and is easy to
run and affordable in terms of material and stock. I believe,
finally, with the advent of the Kiaro!, QuickLabel has hit it out of
the park. I expect the Kiaro! to be a really powerful tool in color
label printing within the life sciences vertical," said Ardi
Batmanghelidj, President of Innovatum. 
"Not only is ROBAR labeling software an end-to-end label design,
management, and printing solution, but it can accelerate a
manufacturer's 'go-live' date by several months because its solution
can be rapidly validated for adherence with regulations such as FDA
21 CFR Part 11. Pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers will
reduce costs and save time with our combined solution for printing
UDI compliant labels in color," said Eric E. Pizzuti, Vice President
and General Manager of QuickLabel Systems. "We've admired Innovatum's
FDA-strength enterprise labeling solutions for some time and we're
pleased to deepen our relationship with them." 
About Innovatum and ROBAR Software 
Innovatum software optimizes the compliant automation of product and
package labeling involving bar code and RFID with 24/7/365 support
services around the World. Innovatum helps companies maintain
regulatory compliance while addressing tough problems like speeding
up the label lifecycle, validation, multi-language translation,
serialization and UDI through a simple Windows and Web based software
approach. Innovatum is headquartered in Sugar Hill, Georgia. For more
information about Innovatum, please visit
www.innovatum.com/pages/about/overview.  
About QuickLabel Systems and Astro-Med, Inc. 
QuickLabel Systems is a leading manufacturer of digital color label
printers, inks, and labels used by pharmaceutical and medical device
manufacturers who prefer to print their own UDI labels in color,
on-demand. QuickLabel Systems is a business unit of Astro-Med, Inc.,
a manufacturer of high tech specialty printing systems and data
acquisition systems. Astro-Med, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALOT) is a member of
the Russell Microcap(R) Index. Find out more about QuickLabel and the
Kiaro! by visiting www.QuickLabel.com/kiaro or phone 877-757-7978.  
Safe Harbor Statement 
This news release contains forward-looking statements, and actual
results may vary from those expressed or implied herein. Factors that
could affect these results include those mentioned in Astro-Med's
FY2013 annual report and its quarterly filings with the Securities
and Exchange Commission.  
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Contact: 
Eric Pizzuti
V.P and General Manager 
QuickLabel Systems 
Astro-Med, Inc.
(800) 343-4039
www.QuickLabel.com