and PagePath Form Strategic e-Commerce Alliance to Benefit Graphic Arts Industry

Aurora, Ill. and Carol Stream, Ill. — April 4, 2000 – and PagePath Technologies, two pioneers of e-commerce solutions for the graphic arts industry, announced today an alliance aimed at furthering business-to-business activities on the Internet. The agreement will include joint marketing efforts and the opportunity for the customers of GOprinter and PagePath to gain access to a broader base of e-commerce tools. and PagePath Technologies, both Chicago area based companies, provide non-competitive e-commerce solutions to companies in the printing industry. GOprinter’s portfolio e-business suite enables manufacturers, dealers and distributors of graphic arts supplies to sell their products on-line. PagePath’s MyOrderDesk has rapidly become the standard for more than 2,000 graphic arts service providers such as print shops, copy centers, reprographers and screen printers for managing electronic documents in on online environment. The alliance will benefit both companies’ clients by exposing them to a broader set of e-commerce tools.

“We are very excited about partnering with a market leader like PagePath. Their client base represents a growing number of companies that are using the Internet to manage their business more effectively. We can place suppliers who have Internet ordering capabilities right on their client desktops and extend their Internet usage to include ordering supplies. More than anyone, our customers will realize great benefits from this alliance,” said Greg Howell, President and CEO of

“The strong market response to MyOrderDesk demonstrates the power the Internet can have in enhancing a business’ success. Ordering printing supplies is a natural extension of our clients current Internet related activities,” said Steve Ciesmier, Vice President of Marketing at PagePath. “GOprinter’s leadership position and innovation will allow us to provide additional value to our growing customer community.”

PagePath’s MyOrderDesk is a turnkey system that can either be added to an existing website or used on a standalone basis. It is a free service, consisting of a secure web-based system handling order entry, file transfer, confirmation, and job management. MyOrderDesk is accessed either through the graphic arts service provider’s website or via a free website provided by PagePath, saving a business the cost in time and expense to create and maintain a sophisticated e-commerce website. In February, PagePath released a fee-based version of MyOrderDesk called the ‘Performance package,’ featuring enhanced capabilities.

GOprinter’s portfolio is a business-to-business solution suite that leverages a variety of open Internet standards to automatically link the graphic arts supply chain business processes with those of key partners. portfolio accomplishes this without the time or expense of altering existing legacy, proprietary or ERP applications. The portfolio e-commerce suite facilitates the secure, two-way exchange of information between businesses’ EDI/ERP systems via the Internet despite disparate computer applications. portfolio’s open architecture employs today’s leading-edge e-commerce tools and technologies.

About Located in Carol Stream, Illinois, the company was founded in 1999. The firm provides companies with open e-commerce solutions for business-to-business integration. GOprinter’s expertise allows companies, both large and small, integrated, direct links to buyers and suppliers plus major business-to-business marketplaces through real-time, interactive communication regardless of their existing technological infrastructure. More information on the company and the solutions offered can be found at or by calling 630-690-2317.

About PagePath: Headquartered in the Silicon Prairie city of Aurora, Illinois, the firm was founded in 1983. The company develops, markets, and supports workflow products and technologies that enable graphic arts service providers to manage electronic documents or artwork over a wide variety of computer and telecommunications networks. PagePath’s pioneering LAUNCH! Connectivity Suite and ASAP! software were the first to provide an easy-to-use “point & click” capability for transmitting documents and artwork digitally over the telephone, Internet and private LAN/WAN systems. More information about the company can be found at or by calling 630-689-4111.