Document Security Systems, Inc. Announces Appointment of Alan Harrison to its Board of Directors

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 1, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Document Security Systems, Inc. (OTCBB:DCSS) announced today that Alan E. Harrison, Digital Printing and Publishing Sales Specialist for IKON Office Solutions, Inc. has been appointed to its Board of Directors.

"We are extremely pleased to have Alan Harrison join the Document Security Systems board," said Patrick White, President and Chief Executive Officer, Document Security Systems. "He brings over 29 years of technical and product experience with major copier manufacturers and distributors. His knowledge and enthusiasm will be invaluable as Document Security Systems moves forward in developing and refining our anti-counterfeiting technologies."

"Security has a new meaning in our nation today. Document Security Systems covert, patented security technologies bring a new level of security to restricted and classified documents. I'm pleased to be able to support their efforts," said Harrison.

In addition to his career with IKON Office Solutions, Harrison worked for Xerox Corporation as a Senior Project Engineer and Technical Specialist. Harrison joined IKON Office Solutions in November 1973. Harrison is credited with launching Canon's color copiers for IKON in the western NY area and has worked as Sales Manager, Branch Manager, Corporate Colorgraphics Product Manager and High Volume Digital Specialist at IKON.

Harrison has won IKON's President's Club Award and he also won the Cooperation Award for outstanding contributions to technical knowledge at Xerox.

Document Security Systems is a research and Development Company with patents in printed security features, which prevent forgery, duplication, counterfeiting, copying, scanning and re-imaging for any type of printed documents, labels or packaging.

IKON Office Solutions, Inc. is the world's largest independent distributor of document management products and services with operations throughout North America and Europe.

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