Creo Inc.

Creo Inc.

January 05, 2005 07:30 ET

Creo and DuPont Imaging Technologies to Offer New Version of Veris Proofer


NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY CCNMatthews

FOR: CREO INC.

TSX SYMBOL: CRE
NASDAQ SYMBOL: CREO

JANUARY 5, 2005 - 07:30 ET

Creo and DuPont Imaging Technologies to Offer New
Version of Veris Proofer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 5, 2005) - Creo Inc.
(TSX:CRE)(NASDAQ:CREO) and DuPont Imaging Technologies today announced
that they are initiating new joint development and sales activities in
color proofing. DuPont Imaging Technologies will deploy its
well-recognized DuPont™ CromaNet™ color management, together with
DuPont™ Cromalin® ink and media, on the Creo Veris™ proofer.
Work is underway to complete development of this Cromalin® Veris
proofing solution, which will be available through DuPont sales channels.

"The Creo Multi-Drop Array™ imaging technology used on the Veris
proofer delivers precise control of its 3 pL ink drops to produce
superior-quality inkjet printing," explained Paolo A. Barbieri, global
business director, DuPont Color Communication. "This innovation creates
a premiere level of image quality and color accuracy that, when
associated with the finest Cromalin® color management and media, will
offer a unique, high-level contract proofing solution. We are pleased to
offer this solution to our customers."

"This work builds on the strong relationship we have established with
DuPont Imaging Technologies in the provision of thermal digital halftone
proofing systems and consumables and the development of color filter
manufacturing systems for the flat panel display industry," said Amos
Michelson, Creo chief executive officer. "Both Creo and DuPont Imaging
Technologies have a strong history of leveraging one another's technical
excellence to deliver superior quality and value to our customers."

The Veris proofer produces a controlled stream of precisely-formed and
placed drops at 1500 x 1500 dpi, for high-quality, repeatable proofs
that are accurate predictors of the final printed job. Creo will
continue to sell Veris proofing solutions, complete with Creo ink and
media and direct connectivity to Creo Prinergy® and Brisque®
prepress workflows, through Creo sales channels.

DuPont Imaging Technologies and Creo are also starting evaluation of a
new version of the DuPont™ Cromalin® b2 drop-on-demand inkjet
proofer that will be integrated with Creo workflow, color management and
consumables.

Images available for download at www.creo.com/imagebank.

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements are based on
management's current expectations and beliefs and are subject to a
number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to
differ materially from those described in the forward-looking
statements. These risks and uncertainties are described under the
caption "Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results" and elsewhere
in our Annual Report for the fiscal year ended September 30, 2003, as
filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and which are
incorporated herein by reference. We do not assume any obligation to
update the forward-looking information contained in this news release.

About DuPont Imaging Technologies

DuPont Imaging Technologies is part of the DuPont Electronics &
Communication Technologies platform. DuPont Imaging Technologies has R&
D and manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe. Customer
Technology Centers are located in Europe, Asia, North and South America
to provide outstanding technical support to the Packaging Graphics and
Color Proofing industries with DuPont™ Cyrel® and DuPont™
Cromalin® products respectively.

The DuPont Oval, DuPont™, The miracles of science™, ChromaNet™,
iCertification™ and Cromalin® are registered trademarks or
trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

About Creo

Creo Inc. is a global company with key strengths in imaging, software,
and digital printing plate technology. The leading provider of prepress
systems, Creo helps over 25,000 customers worldwide adopt digital
production methods which reduce costs, increase print quality and allow
them to serve their customers more efficiently. Based on a solid
foundation of intellectual property, Creo has an unmatched range of
technology solutions that address the needs of commercial, publication,
on demand, packaging, and newspaper printers, and creative
professionals. Creo product lines include software and hardware for
computer-to-plate imaging, systems for digital photography, scanning,
and proofing, as well as printing plates and proofing media. Creo also
supplies on-press imaging technology, components for digital presses,
color servers, and high-speed digital printers.

Based in Vancouver, Canada, Creo reported fiscal 2004 revenue of US$636
million. Creo trades on NASDAQ (CREO) and the TSX (CRE).

(C) 2005 Creo Inc. The Creo product names mentioned in this document are
trademarks or service marks of Creo Inc. and may be registered in
certain jurisdictions. Other company and brand, product and service
names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders. Data is subject to
change without notice.

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