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Technology Transfer Group Awarded Rights to GATF Security Printing Technology


July 21,1998 - Technology Transfer Group (TTG), a wholly owned division of Polestar Ltd of Flatts, Bermuda was recently awarded the worldwide rights to represent and license the anti copying KOPOUT and security printing technology invented and patented by the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) of Swickley, Pennsylvania.. TTG specializes in technology transfers in the security printing field

TTG will help market and will negotiate all licensing agreements on behalf of GATF for this exciting new security printing technology. Licenses will be offered to printers around the world on a category and geographic basis. It is expected that this new technology will have broad applications in the security printing field. Relative ease of application and low cost will play a major role creating an impressive market for KOPOUT.

This technology was developed by GATF as an offshoot of its research on security papers for the U.S. Government. Subsequently a U.S. Trademark Registration and a U.S. Patent were awarded to GATF for KOPOUT. The technology combines the use of specially coated metallized or plasticized paper with a diffractive optical variable device resulting in information that cannot be copied.

TTG was formed in 1995 to take advantage of the knowledge and experience jointly held by its team in the general printing area as well as holography, international business and technology transfers. Wendell Smith, CEO of Polestar Ltd, is one of TTG's founders. Smith is former Chairman, CEO of Baldwin Technologies and has spent over 30 years in the worldwide printing field. Clifford Angers manages TTG and brings over 25 years of international marketing and strategic planning to the group.

TTG has successfully participated in technology transfers around the world and currently represents technologies of the Globe Ticket and Label Co. of Atlanta, Georgia and the NovaVision Co. of Bowling Green, Ohio in select markets throughout the world. More information can be obtained via website www.polestarltd.com

For specific inquiries regarding security printing licenses contact TTG:
In Bermuda at (441) 293-8838 or in the U.S. at (203) 222-3452.

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