XMPie Declared Best of Show at ON DEMAND 2006

XMPie's uImage Captures Award for Best Print Production Workflow System

New York, New York, UNITED STATES


NEW YORK, May 30, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- XMPie(r), www.xmpie.com, the award-winning provider of dynamic publishing software, was named the 'Best of Show' award winner by the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition last week in Philadelphia. XMPie's variable imaging software, uImage(tm), was recognized above all other candidates in the print production workflow systems category for its ability to generate and seamlessly integrate visually rich, personalized images and graphics into print and online VDP campaigns.

First introduced at Print '05, uImage incorporates the familiarity and flexibility of Adobe(r) Photoshop(r) and Illustrator(r) CS2 with the advanced personalization capabilities of XMPie's VDP software solutions. Variable image, graphics and text data are merged with Photoshop and/or Illustrator templates to generate personalized images that are then automatically integrated back into XMPie VDP production. XMPie's customers such as graphic designers, programmers and publishing professionals are able to use highly personalized graphics and text to create direct mail campaigns customized to a specific recipient without sacrificing a smooth workflow.

XMPie's uImage was one of only six products acknowledged by the awards program co-sponsors, ON DEMAND producers Questex Media Group, and BERTL, the well-known independent research firm focused on digital imaging. Award judges from BERTL Dave Sweetnam, Karl Rudisill, and Rich McAllister accredited XMPie as a leader in print production workflow and a verified authority in VDP software and technology.

"Being named 'Best of Show' is a recognition of our work in consistently bringing new VDP tools that help design, database and printing professionals perform to their fullest potential," said Jacob Aizikowitz, CTO of XMPie, Inc. "We will continue to deliver solutions that allow marketers and printers to develop truly effective 1 to 1 campaigns."

The ON DEMAND Conference & Expo is the world's leading digital printing conference and exposition, which encompasses all the technologies that are used to create, manage, personalize, print and deliver content.

About XMPie

XMPie Inc. is the leading provider of software for dynamic publishing. Its variable data publishing (VDP) solutions PersonalEffect(tm) and uDirect(tm) help businesses efficiently design and produce highly personalized marketing materials that are proven to significantly increase consumer response rates. Its award-winning PersonalEffect software produces on-demand, highly targeted 1:1 marketing communications in print, e-mail and Web. XMPie bridges design, data and printing functions to enable a collaborative production workflow and streamlines document ordering and customization with flexible Web-to-Print applications. XMPie is headquartered in New York with operations in the U.S., Europe and Israel. For more information on XMPie, visit www.xmpie.com.

About BERTL

BERTL (www.BERTL.com) is the premier source for independent product evaluation reports, product specifications, and comparative analyses on digital imaging devices, software and systems. BERTL's reports, in-depth articles, customer satisfaction research, awards, and product ratings are conducted entirely at BERTL's expense for the benefit of its international subscriber base. BERTL's primary focus is on end user workflow applications of imaging systems for workgroup, office, and production environments.

About Questex Media Group, Inc.

ON DEMAND is produced by Questex Media Group, Inc. (www.questex.com), a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. Questex serves multiple industries including technology, beauty, travel, hospitality, leisure, home entertainment, industrial and specialty services through a range of well-established, market-leading publications, events, interactive media and integrated marketing services. The company's properties include 23 trade publications, 50 websites, 25 conferences and tradeshows. Questex has more than 400 employees in offices throughout North America, South America, Asia and Europe.



        

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