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Progressive Color Media Partners With Prepress Training

To offer online color management training (January 31, 2005)

Progressive Color Media LLC, a Flint Ink company providing a full range of workflow color management solutions integrating hardware, software and services; is partnering with Prepress Training Solution, the chief online training solution leader for graphic arts; to add online color management training to its product and services portfolio.

The new color management online training series, being developed and delivered by Prepress Training Solution, will offer interactive 24/7 accessible training on the fundamentals of color management.

?Prepress Training Solution is the leader in online prepress training. Its interactive training process and courses have become a key resource for leading companies involved in graphic arts and publishing, says Dan Goodenow, Director of Sales & Services at Progressive Color Media. ?Were excited to bring online color management training to our customers.

The companies have two courses slated for availability in the first half of 2005: Color Management Essentials (theory) and ICC Profiling. Both courses will focus on using color-managed workflows to increase efficiency and reduce waste with consistent, predictable color.

?Content publishers will be better educated in color management, and theres no doubt this will mean they will more rapidly and effectively bring jobs to higher levels of productivity and predictability, adds Diane Watt, President for Progressive Color Media.

Combining the color expertise of Progressive Color Media and the technology of the Prepress Training Solution creates a product of unparalleled convenience and functionality.

?Experienced talent, great technology, and the tremendous backing of an industry powerhouse like Flint Ink makes Progressive Color Media a company were very proud to partner with. Prepress Training Solution looks forward to bringing Progressive Color Medias color management expertise to the marketplace in the form of online training, says Julie Jankowski, VP of Strategic Development for Prepress Training Solution.

About Progressive Color Media
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Flint Ink Corporation, Progressive Color Media LLC specializes in the development and implementation of end-to-end color media workflow solutions. Progressive Color Media provides a complete range of color management services such as workflow analysis, profiling, process control and color standards integration.

For more information about Progressive Color Medias color management solutions, please contact: Dan Goodenow, Director of Sales and Services, Progressive Color Media: 4600 Arrowhead Drive, AnnArbor, MI 48105; Tel: 734-622-6802; Fax: 734-622-6155; E-mail:; Internet:

About Flint Ink
Founded in 1920, Flint Ink is the largest privately owned printing ink manufacturer in the world. The company offers a comprehensive range of flexographic, sheetfed, web offset, gravure, UV/EB curable, and digital specialty printing materials and equipment. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, the corporation is organized into nine segments: North America, Latin America, Asia, India/Pacific, Flint-Schmidt (Europe), Jetrion LLC (digital inks, equipment and integration), Precisia LLC (printed electronics), Progressive color Media LLC (color management services) and CDR Pigments & Dispersions. Flint Ink operates nearly 100 facilities worldwide, employs approximately 4,400 people, and has sales in excess of USD$1.4 billion.

About StaffingTools and the Prepress Training Solution
StaffingTools, Inc., named one of 25 Companies to Watch by Reed Business Information, and a 2004 Indiana Growth 100 Company, is a leading provider of affordable online training. StaffingTools' Prepress Training Solution division fills the education gap in graphic arts workflows by offering low-cost, individualized online testing and training services for the publishing segment. Customers include: Applied Graphics Technology (AGT), Bowne of Canada, Ltd., Moore Wallace, San Diego Tribune and Transcontinental Canada. The Prepress Training Solution division's extensive prepress and graphic arts library of courses comprises the world's most popular applications, such as Adobe InDesign CS, Adobe Photoshop CS, Creo Preps, Dynagram DynaStrip, Enfocus PitStop, Markzware FlightCheck and QuarkXPress.

Additional services such as custom development, a library of interactive tests and training, and a hosted Learning Management System allow any size business to track and manage employee education - increasing efficiency, productivity, and profitability.

For more information on The Prepress Training Solution, go to; or call 800.355.6429. Outside the US, call 812.355.3030.


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