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IDEAL - 7/2/2008

IDEAL Scanner Distribution Division Acquired by Contex

Rockville, MD - July 2, 2008 - IDEAL announced today that its Scanners Distribution Division has been 
acquired by Contex. IDEAL has consistently been Contex's largest US-based distributor of wide-format 
scanning and imaging solutions, since 1988. This acquisition is designed to provide stronger and more direct 
support to IDEAL's large format scanning business partners, distributors and dealers. Additionally, consolidation 
of the Scanners Distribution Division with Contex enables IDEAL to focus on growth and customer service in 
their other offerings: IDEAL PlanRooms, IDEAL Software Solutions and IDEAL Scanning and 3D Printing 
Services. 

"This acquisition has been timed to coincide with growth in our other products," says Jay Magenheim, President 
of IDEAL. "Demand for online plan rooms and other online document management services is increasing, as 
is demand for 3D printing services and scanning services. We are expanding our software development efforts, 
re-vamping and re-vitalizing our scanning and 3D printing services, and looking forward to expanding into new 
market areas." 

"We are very excited to continue our presence in the large-format scanning marketplace with Contex, We're 
confident that the combined strengths, service expertise and talent of our two companies will deliver a positive 
experience for distributors, dealers and end-customers alike," says Phil Magenheim, President and COO, Contex 
Americas, and co-founder of IDEAL. 

With increased focus on development and services, IDEAL plans to continue their large-format focus, and, in 
addition to explore other markets and other solutions that are in keeping with their core corporate values and 
mission.

www.ideal.com


 
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