Brightcube and Roland Partner On Printer Rental Program for the Art Market
New Rental Plan Lowers Cost-Of-Entry Barrier To Print-On-Demand
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-Nov. 29, 2001--Brightcube, Inc. (OTCBB:BRCU) and Roland DGA Corporation have agreed to partner on a printer rental program that will significantly reduce the initial cost to retailers of implementing the Brightcube Solution(TM), a state of the art print-on-demand system that enables users to produce top quality fine art images in-house.
Brightcube Solution equipped retailers are able to access and print fine art giclee prints instantly, in a variety of sizes and on their choice of substrates, from Brightcube-s extensive online image bank which features the catalogs of Winn-Devon, Portal Publications and Canadian Art Prints and other top fine art publishers. This print-on-demand model vastly expands the individual retailer-s product offerings while at the same time eliminating shipping costs, delays, and unsold inventory.
According to terms of the agreement, qualified Brightcube Solution retailers will be able to rent Roland-s $20,000 Hi-Fi JET PRO FJ-500 wide format printer for just over $300 per month plus a small per print charge. This amount represents exceptional savings to the end-users over typical financing or other leasing programs currently available. The FJ-500 printer features Roland-s V8 variable droplet 8-color technology and is capable of producing prints up to 54" wide at 1440x1440 dpi, making it one of the finest wide-format printers in use today.
"We-re very excited to be working with Brightcube on such an innovative program and pleased that they have recognized the high quality output of the Hi-Fi JET PRO as the ideal solution for printing fine art images from their extensive library," stated Bob Curtis, Roland DGA-s President and C.E.O.
In addition, by automatically handling the image preparation and ICC color profiling tasks that would otherwise require a trained staff, the Brightcube system enables retailers and even artists themselves to literally become art publishers with the ability to do short runs on-demand as well as limited editions.
"I believe that by partnering with an exceptional company like Roland, which is the leader in wide-format printing in the art space, we will not only accelerate placements of the Brightcube Solution, but also establish the Solution as the finest art reproduction system and network in the country. Roland-s commitment to quality and customer service clearly add significant additional value to our product offering," stated Al Marco, Brightcube-s Chief Executive Officer.
This unprecedented alternative to standard long term leasing plans will virtually eliminate the cost of entry barrier and promises to further fuel the explosive growth of print-on-demand in the fine art industry.
About Brightcube, Inc.
Brightcube, Inc. (OTCBB:BRCU) is a leading developer and provider of technology, products, services and papers for the professional Art, Proofing and Photography markets. The Company is focused on providing a single solution for the professional use of an image. The Company has an award winning proprietary line of digital papers that allow its customer to digitally print high quality art and photography. In addition, the Company recently released the first complete end-to-end print-on-demand system for the art market called the Brightcube Solution. Utilizing an image bank provided by Devon Publishing Group and other premiere publishers the Brightcube Solution allows storefronts and service centers to print fine art and open edition prints of incredible quality on-demand utilizing high-end, wide format inkjet printers.
For more information: www.brightcube.com
About Roland DGA
Roland DGA Corporation is the North and South American marketing, sales and service arm of Roland DG Corporation. Roland DG Corporation is a $100 million manufacturer of computer-aided input and output devices used in fine art, photography, sign making, graphic arts, engraving, 3D modeling and engineering. The company-s products are distributed worldwide. Innovative engineering and manufacturing processes have shaped the company-s direction since its beginning in 1983.
Safe Harbor Statement of Brightcube, Inc. under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This news release may contain forward-looking statements based on our current expectations, estimates and projections about our industry, management-s beliefs, and certain assumptions made by us. Any estimates that refer to expectations, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, our actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Such risk factors include, but are not limited to, the Company expects to incur operating losses for the foreseeable future and quarterly results may vary considerably based upon many factors including its ability to: continue to develop, protect and commercialize its technology, attract and retain key management and technical personnel, delays or cost increases with respect to product and service introductions and obtain and retain fee paying customers. Competition, growth of the Web-based digital imaging,, art and the e-commerce market will impact results. Brightcube will be dependent on raising capital and forming strategic alliances that could be highly dilutive to shareholders and there is no guarantee it will be able to raise capital on favorable terms if at all. Our Annual Report on Form 10-KSB, recent and forthcoming Quarterly Reports on Form 10-QSB, and other Securities and Exchange Commission filings discuss some of the important risk factors that may affect our business, results of operations and financial condition. We undertake no obligation to revise or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reasons.
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