Prime Group Fuels Growth with Pageflex Technology
UK-Based Customer Expands Services and Products Utilizing Pageflex Storefront and Pageflex Server
MARLBOROUGH, MA.--December 01, 2009--Pageflex®, a division of Bitstream Inc. (NASDAQ: BITS, www.bitstream.com) and a leading developer of enterprise variable publishing and web-to-print solutions, announced today that Prime Group has utilized Pageflex technology to expand the range of products and services it offers their clients and has become a leading producer of personalized products in the United Kingdom.
Prime Group, based in Nottingham, UK, was founded in 1988 as a traditional lithographic print house. In 2003, the company invested in its first digital press and subsequently began to acquire best-in-breed technology to support their business goals. In June of 2008, they licensed Pageflex Storefront and recently added Pageflex Server to their portfolio of software solutions.
Since then, the company has gone on to become one of the UK's leading providers of personalized items, combining Pageflex technology and their own innovation to create highly customized marketing, stationery, and promotional items for clients throughout the UK. Recently, working with Pageflex reseller ROI Software Distribution Ltd, Prime Group utilized Pageflex to produce flight maps for DHL Worldwide Air Cargo. Prime Group and ROI Software Distribution replaced the time-consuming manual process of map creation with an automated solution that enables maps to be created instantaneously using Pageflex Storefront. These flight maps graphically display all of the flight plans and routes on which the company operates its worldwide air freight courier service.
Jon Tolley, Director at Prime Group, said, “Innovation has been the driving force of what sets Prime Group apart. To support us in that, we count on the best technology, and that’s why we choose Pageflex. Only Pageflex could gives us the functionality we needed to achieve the level of personalization required for the types of products we produce. As we look to expanding our business partnerships outside of the UK, we know that Pageflex will support us in that growth.”
Bitstream President and CEO, Anna Chagnon said, “Prime Group has used Pageflex to produce some to excellent examples of what can be accomplished with variable data technology. Their highly-personalized calendars and their innovative work created for DHL, demonstrate why they Prime Group is a leading provider of personalized products. It is thrilling to have Pageflex be a part of their success and we look forward to seeing what comes next from this industry leader.”
Bitstream Inc. develops software technologies and applications for the graphic art and mobile communications industries. Bitstream develops award winning fonts and font technologies, under the Bitstream brand, that enable device manufacturers and application developers to render the highest quality text in any language, on any device, at any resolution in resource-constrained environments such as mobile phones, set top boxes, and embedded operating systems. The company’s MyFonts brand is the world’s leading provider of fonts to consumers. With more than 1 million registered users, MyFonts.com makes it easy to find, try and buy fonts from one of the largest selections of fonts online – over 62,000 fonts from more than 500 foundries worldwide. Bitstream’s Pageflex brand enables marketers, and the agencies and printers that serve them, to easily produce customized communications in print, email, and online. Pageflex also enables software companies to protect and enhance their brands, develop one-to-one conversations with customers and prospects, and streamline their document production processes. Bitstream’s latest offering is the BOLT mobile browser, which has been installed by millions of users worldwide since its release in February 2009. BOLT is compatible with the majority of the world’s 4 billion mobile phones and is built on a WebKit architecture that offers the most accurate desktop-style page rendering of any mobile browser. BOLT’s PC-level web support, streaming video support, patented split-screen viewing mode, intuitive keystroke shortcuts and copy/paste functionality offer a user-friendly, feature-rich mobile browsing experience on even entry-level mobile phones.
About the Pageflex Platform
Pageflex offers unparalleled design control with powerful graphic design features created specifically for variable publishing. The platform produces rich, creative, award-winning document designs that look like they were given the individual attention of a graphic designer but were, in reality, created on-the-fly with Pageflex variable publishing technology.
About Prime Group
Based in Nottingham, UK, Prime Group is an award-winning printer and one of the UK's most creative and cutting edge printers. Prime Group provides their customers with a consistently high level of customer service, outstanding quality, and innovative solutions, and was honored in the calendar category at the 2008 Digital Printer Awards. Prime Group works with customers throughout the UK and fosters partnerships with companies in America and Canada.
About ROI Software Distribution Ltd
ROI Software Distribution combines software, professional services, and marketing with the best of breed technology covering W2P, VDP, Cross Media, Campaign Management and digital printing, they help companies dramatically extend their market reach and improve the effectiveness of their communications. ROI enable businesses to present their client base with value-added offerings that deliver faster turnarounds, tighter brand control, and reduced correction cycles.
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