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Xanté Wins German Innovation Award

Mobile, AL (October 3, 2005) — Xanté Corporation announced today that the German Printing Industry has chosen their Impressia Metal PlateSetter as a top pick for the 2005 Innovation Awards. The news was declared by the magazines Deutscher Drucker, Publishing Praxis and Grafische Palette during a recent award ceremony.

(L-R) Bernhard Niemela, Deutscher Drucker Editor-in-Chief; Scott Reese, Managing Director, Xanté Europe; Marc Verbeem, Product Manager, Xanté Europe; Birgit Eissing, German Dealer Coordinator

The Impressia Metal PlateSetter won first place in the pre-press category of the technology section. The PlateSetter can image a metal offset plate in under one minute, using a chemical-free process, that is press ready. Powered by Z-7 Technology, a core group of Xante’s imaging technologies, the Impressia can help increase production, provide outstanding performance, and deliver cost savings to offset printers.

“We are very excited about this news. Winning an innovation prize, especially in Germany where they are known for high quality expectations and standards, is a highlight in the history of Xanté,” said Robert C. Ross, Jr., company founder and CEO. “We’re proud that the Impressia has had such great worldwide success,” said Ross.

This is the second year for the innovation awards, which are backed by Messe Dusseldorf and Drupa. The objective of the German Printing Industry Innovation Awards is to provide recognition for outstanding, innovative, printed products and technological solutions. The competition highlights the capabilities and attractiveness of the printing industry.

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For more information about the Impressia or Xanté’s other computer-to-plate solutions, call 1-800-926-8839 in the U.S. or +31-26-319-3210 in Europe or visitwww.impressia.com and www.xante.com.

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