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PMA 2002 - Orlando, FL
PMA 2001 - Orlando, FL
 
 
PMA 2002
 
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Indigo Demonstrates
End-to-End Digital Photofinishing Solutions at PMA
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Indigo Offers with HP A Glimpse of Future Digital Photofinishing Technology Delivering High-quality, High-speed Printing and Low Cost Per Print to Central Photofinishing Labs

February 24, 2002 -- Indigo N.V. -- (NASDAQ: INDG) today announced it will be demonstrating with Hewlett-Packard Company the technology to be employed in future end-to-end digital photofinishing solutions developed together by the two companies. The digital photofinishing exhibit will be on display at the joint Indigo and HP booth (#948) at the Photo Marketing Association Trade Show in Orlando, Fla., Feb. 24-27, 2002. The exhibit will feature two high-speed photo printer concepts - the Photo-e-Print MetroLab and Photo-e-Print ProLab - which employ Indigo's proprietary ElectroInk technology.

"It is expected that more than 70 billion photos will be processed digitally by 2006, clearly indicating that the photofinishing industry needs a high-performance, cost-effective alternative to conventional, chemical-based processing," said Yishai Amir, vice president of marketing, Indigo Photofinishing. "Indigo's photo printing technology will combine high-margin, high-value digital printing, meeting tomorrow's most demanding quality and speed requirements. Additionally, it will enable digital print providers to increase throughput, lower operating costs and provide new revenue growth opportunities."

The Photo-e-Print MetroLab was developed with high-volume photofinishing labs in mind, demonstrating 5,440 six-color, automatically-cut and collated 4x6-inch (10x15-cm) prints per hour. The Photo-e-Print ProLab is aimed at professional labs, demonstrating 680 12x17-inch (30x 43-cm) prints per hour.

Both high-speed photo printer concepts feature Indigo's unique liquid Electrolnk technology, which produces extremely high-quality, high-speed printing and low cost per print without using chemical-based processing. Electrolnk also gives Indigo prints outstanding archival properties. The glossy images are highly durable and water-insensitive, capable of being handled without leaving permanent fingerprints.

"Indigo will become a vital part of HP's digital imaging strategy for high-volume photofinishing applications," said Gary Cutler, general manager, HP's Digital Imaging organization. "HP's industry-leading expertise in digital imaging and printing, IT, and e-services, plus a worldwide service and support infrastructure, coupled with Indigo's digital printing expertise, uniquely positions HP to transition conventional photofinishing to an efficient digital business."

"Everything that can become digital will become digital. As certain as digital cameras will replace film cameras, digital photofinishing will replace conventional photofinishing," stated Benny Landa, Indigo's chairman and CEO. "Today, HP is the market leader in consumer and office digital printing and Indigo is the digital printing leader in the commercial printing sector. Together, we believe that we can transform and lead the photofinishing industry as it races into the digital era."

In September 2001, the two companies announced that HP would acquire Indigo. The acquisition is expected to be consummated in March 2002.

About Indigo
Indigo N.V. (www.indigonet.com) is a leader in digital color printing systems. Indigo's Digital Offset Color technology combines the quality of ink-based offset printing with the performance advantages of electronic imaging. Its products, including its proprietary Electrolnk, provide solutions for the commercial, industrial and photographic printing markets. Indigo is headquartered in The Netherlands, with R&D and manufacturing operations in Israel. Indigo is a Hewlett-Packard (NYSE: HWP) affiliated company.

See Indigo on Booth 841/849, Zone 1 at PMA.

More About... Indigo

Indigo, ElectroInk, Digital Offset Color, Photo-e-Print, MetroLab, ProLab and TurboStream are trademarks or registered trademarks of Indigo N.V.

Certain of the statements contained herein, including statements relating to Indigo's expected future performance, are forward-looking. Actual results could differ materially as a result of various factors set forth in the Company's reports and forms filed with the SEC.
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Indigo Unveils Industry's Highest Speed Digital Minilab at PMA Contacts

Compact "MetroLab" offers wholesale lab speeds with minilab floorspace

Orlando, Florida -- February 12, 2001 -- Indigo N.V. (NASDAQ:INDG), the leader in digital color printing systems, today announced the launch of the Photo-e-Print MetroLab, a versatile and powerful digital photo printer, at PMA 2001, the Photo Marketing Association's Annual Convention and Trade Show, held in Orlando, Florida, February 11-14. This latest addition to Indigo's Photo-e-Print family of photographic quality digital printers has been designed to meet the needs of higher volume retail on-site production facilities. It offers the speed and productivity of a central photofinishing lab while occupying barely more floorspace than a minilab.

Yishai Amir, Photo-e-Print vice president of marketing, comments, 'The MetroLab is a breakthrough product that opens the door to high volume on-site retail production of the highest quality digital photographic prints. It offers the benefits of all-digital workflow, format flexibility and extremely high throughput - up to 5,440 six color 4"x6" prints per hour - delivering them cut, stacked and collated. And all of this at a lower cost-per-print than conventional minilabs.'

The MetroLab can easily switch, not only from one print size to another, but also from gloss to matte - without changing paper. Using Indigo's proprietary ElectroInk-on-paper process, which is pigment based, the color prints produced on Photo-e-Print printers are brilliant, vibrant and sharp - with outstanding archival properties. Moreover, the blacks are blacker and whites are whiter than conventional photographic prints. And since they are water-insensitive, prints can be handled without leaving permanent fingerprints. Using a silver-free process that requires no chemical disposal, Photo-e-Print printers are an environmentally friendly alternative to conventional photographic processes.

All Indigo Photo-e-Print printers can receive images from any digital source, including digital cameras and scanned film, as well, of course, the Internet. At PMA, Indigo will be demonstrating such high throughput digital printing - live - from on-site digital photo studios, as well as from film scanners and digital image banks.

In addition to the MetroLab, Indigo's live PMA demonstrations will feature the Photo-e-Print ProLab, for professional and retail laboratories, the Photo-e-Print 5K, for central wholesale labs, and the Indigo TurboStream, for specialty production of double-sided photo printing applications such as digital photo albums.

See Indigo on Booth 841/849, Zone 1 at PMA.

More About... Indigo

Indigo, ElectroInk, Digital Offset Color, Photo-e-Print, MetroLab, ProLab and TurboStream are trademarks or registered trademarks of Indigo N.V.

Certain of the statements contained herein, including statements relating to Indigo's expected future performance, are forward-looking. Actual results could differ materially as a result of various factors set forth in the Company's reports and forms filed with the SEC.
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Indigo Unveils Industry's Most Powerful Digital Photofinishing Products At PMA Contacts

Orlando, Florida -- February 12, 2001 -- Indigo N.V. (NASDAQ: INDG), the leader in digital color printing systems, is launching the photo industry's broadest and most powerful range of digital photofinishing products at PMA 2001, the Photo Marketing Association's Annual Convention and Trade Show, held in Orlando, Florida, February 11-14. The Photo-e-Print family of photographic quality digital printers use Indigo's proprietary ElectroInk process, offering extremely high quality, high speed and low cost per print to the photofinishing market. The Photo-e-Print range includes products for retail and professional photographic labs as well as centralized wholesale photofinishing operations.

Indigo Chairman and CEO, Benny Landa, states, 'The photo industry is in the midst of a rapid transition - to digital technology - driven by the widespread use of digital photography and the Internet. The market now needs a high performance cost effective digital photofinishing alternative to existing conventional technology. That's where Photo-e-Print comes in. It combines high margin, high value digital printing with the quality and speed requirements of today's photofinishing industry. The color prints are brilliant, sharp, glossy and vibrant, and can be uniquely personalized and printed in real time. That also makes the Photo-e-Print ideally suited for Internet-based photofinishing applications.'

At PMA, Indigo will be demonstrating, live, its Photo-e-Print ProLab, Photo-e-Print MetroLab and Photo-e-Print 5K digital printers. Visitors to the Indigo digital photo studio will be able to walk away with glossy professional-looking portraits - taking just moments from flash to print. In addition, the Indigo TurboStream, which prints on both sides of the paper, will be demonstrating the live production of digital photo albums and photographic greeting cards - particularly hot Internet applications. The Photo-e-Print 5K and MetroLab will also be demonstrating high speed scanned-film-to-digital-print capabilities, driven by Digital Now's Digital Photo Factory.

The Photo-e-Print ProLab, aimed at professional labs, can produce 680 12"x17" (30x 43cm) prints per hour, while the Photo-e-Print MetroLab, designed for higher volume retail on-site production facilities and large mini-labs, delivers 5,440 six-color, automatically cut and collated 4"x6" (10x15cm) prints per hour. For wholesale and central finishing labs, the Photo-e-Print 5K is a roll-fed six color digital printer, offering four different print sizes with electronic print collation and slit roll output. The Photo-e-Print 5K delivers over 5,000 six color 4"x6" prints per hour.

Since Indigo's ElectroInk is pigment-based, prints produced on the Photo-e-Print models have outstanding archival properties. The glossy images are water-insensitive, so they can be handled without leaving permanent fingerprints. The Photo-e-Print uses a silver-free process that requires no chemical disposal.

In addition to the three Photo-e-Print models debuted at PMA, the range also includes the Photo-e-Print 10K, which produces rolls of 4"x6" digital prints at a rate of 10,000 per hour, and the Photo-e-Print 20K, which, at over 20,000 4"x6" digital prints per hour, is by far the industry's highest speed digital photo printer.

Mr. Landa concludes: "Everything that can become digital will become digital. As certainly as digital cameras will replace film cameras, digital photo printing will replace conventional photo printing. Today Indigo is the leader in digital color printing for the commercial printing market. Now, with the introduction of this incredibly powerful line of Photo-e-Print products, we hope to make an important contribution to the photofinishing industry as well, as it races into the digital era."

See Indigo on Booth 841/849, Zone 1 at PMA.

More About... Indigo

Indigo, ElectroInk, Digital Offset Color, Photo-e-Print, MetroLab, ProLab and TurboStream are trademarks or registered trademarks of Indigo N.V.

Certain of the statements contained herein, including statements relating to Indigo's expected future performance, are forward-looking. Actual results could differ materially as a result of various factors set forth in the Company's reports and forms filed with the SEC.
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