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Astro-Med, Inc. Granted Patent for Color Label Printing


Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Provides Protection for the QuickLabel Systems® Vivo! Label Printer

Astro-Med, Inc. (Nasdaq: ALOT) was granted a patent relating to electrophotographic color label printing on July 31, 2007 from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

U.S. Patent 7,249,903 covers the continuous feeding and printing of rollstock adhesive labels in an electrophotographic (laser or LED) printer. This is the electro-mechanical system that underlies Astro-Med's invention of the QuickLabel Systems brand Vivo! digital color label printing system.

Commenting on the patent, Michael J. Sullivan, Vice President of R&D, stated, "We invested heavily in research beginning in 2002, and filed our patent application in November of 2004. I'm proud that our team of Rhode Island-based engineers is continuing to receive recognition for their unique inventions in the field of color label printing."

Everett V. Pizzuti, President and COO, said, "We began shipping the Vivo! in the fall of 2006, and sales of the Vivo! and its related consumables are now returning handsome revenues to support the great investment in R&D. It is satisfying to know that, with this patent, Astro-Med will be assured of many years of exclusivity in our Vivo! printer design, and we hope, of continued market leadership in the short-run, in-house color label printer segment."

About Astro-Med, Inc.

Astro-Med, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high tech specialty printing systems, electronic medical instrumentation, and test and measurement instruments employed around the world in a wide range of industrial, scientific, and medical applications. More information about Astro-Med is available at www.astro-medinc.com. More information about the Vivo! digital color label printer is available at http://www.quicklabel.com/products/label_printers/vivo.html.

Safe Harbor Statement

This news release contains forward-looking statements, and actual results may vary from those expressed or implied herein. Factors that could affect these results include those mentioned in Astro-Med's FY2007 annual report and its annual and quarterly filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.



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