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Videojet Introduces Coding and Verification Solution for the Converter Industry

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Videojet Technologies, Inc.

1500 Mittel Blvd., Wood Dale, IL, 60191-1073, USA

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Videojet Introduces Coding and Verification Solution for the Converter Industry

Press release date: September 10, 2008

Positions converters to provide a crucial service to the pharmaceutical industry

WOOD DALE, Ill. (USA) - September 10, 2008 - Videojet Technologies Inc. and three industry partners - Label Vision Systems, Inc.; Mark Andy Inc; and Roberts PolyPro Inc., a division of Pro Mach - are now offering IMprints(TM) For Converters, the first complete coding and verification solution for the converter industry. This partnership is in response to the pharmaceutical industry's need for full compliance with the California ePedigree regulations.

As pharmaceutical companies increasingly turn to converters to deliver packaging with pre-printed codes to start the ePedigree verification process, IMprints For Converters offers in-line and off-line solutions that converters can deploy now to achieve mass serialization at high speeds - up to 967 feet per minute (fpm), the fastest in the industry.

IMprints For Converters will be unveiled at Labelexpo Americas in Chicago, Sept. 9 through 11, 2008, and will be on display and available for demonstrations at Videojet's Duluth, Ga., offices October through December.

The partnership of four industry leaders brings state-of-the-art technology and optimum deployment flexibility to converters who want to increase their service offerings. Partner details:

Videojet Technologies: Providing serialization software and a broad range of digital printing options - including the BX Series ink jet printer, which can apply codes at up to 967 fpm.

Label Vision Systems: Providing high-speed, true 100 percent print-quality inspection; reading and grading to ISO Print Quality Standards of 2D and 1D codes; sequential number and duplicate number validation; print defect (blemish) detection; optical character verification; and other inspection capabilities - all at line speed. Mark Andy: Offering narrow-web presses and rewinders (the in-line solution). Roberts PolyPro: Offering material handing equipment such as the feeding system for folder/gluers (the off-line solution).

Although Mark Andy and Roberts PolyPro are preferred partners, the IMprints For Converters system delivers optimum speed with all leading in-line and off-line conversion equipment.

With California's ePedigree regulations going into effect soon, the pharmaceutical industry is turning to converters for printed mass serialization on packaging. IMprints For Converters positions converters to deliver this crucial service, including the generation, application and verification to ISO Print Quality Standards of mass serialization on packaging at any stage in the conversion process. Videojet can then provide database information on the codes generated and applied, for seamless integration into pharmaceutical companies' track and trace systems.

IMprints For Converters is a product extension of Videojet's powerful IMprints Track & Trace Solution - which melds unique product codes; industry-standard data marking-and-coding technology; and tracking software to essentially "fingerprint" an individual product and its brand. The IMprints Track & Trace Solution is at work in pharmaceutical, consumer packaged goods, automotive and other industries right now. IMprints For Converters syncs seamlessly with all other IMprints products and technologies.

The dialogue between converters and pharmaceutical companies on ePedigree has already begun, and Videojet - with its partners Label Vision Systems, Mark Andy and Roberts PolyPro - is ready to deploy a complete solution. For more information on IMprints For Converters, contact Videojet Technologies at 630-860-7300 or visit www.videojet.com/converters.

Videojet Technologies Inc. is a world-leading manufacturer of coding, printing and laser marking products, fluids, and accessories for the product identification industry. As experts in continuous ink jet (CIJ), drop-on-demand (DOD), thermal transfer overprinting (TTO), array, and laser technologies, Videojet has over 275,000 units installed worldwide. Sales, service, training, administrative and application support is provided by direct operations worldwide, including Austria, Brazil, Canada, Chile, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, The Netherlands, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Turkey, United Kingdom, Denmark, Hungary, Norway, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland, with more than 250 direct sales and service personnel in the United States alone. Videojet's distribution network includes over 175 distributors and OEMs, serving 135 countries.

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