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Cary Company Offers To Customize The Way You Communicate

Posted December 6, 2001

— Your plain cell phone may be going out of style soon, thanks to a new Cary company that has roots in Newcastle, England.

E-Comeleon offers fashionable, replaceable covers to mobile phones.

"We basically can provide an image, any kind of image, and transfer that image in any digital format onto any type of plastic," plant manager Jarrett Palmer said.

By visiting the

E-Comeleon Web site

, you can upload a picture and pick your background and text. The image then becomes part of the plastic.

"The process that we use actually molecularly binds the image onto whatever we choose to put it onto," said Mike Amann, who works in the facilities management division of E-Comeleon.

The covers are tested to meet manufacturers' specifications. E-Comeleon is working with Coca-Cola and major sports franchises, including the Carolina Hurricanes and N.C. State for custom covers. Amann sees a booming demand in the United States for the products.

"We have already had orders from some of the major phone retailers who want to sell them as accessories with just standard images on them," he said.

E-Comeleon covers with a custom picture cost $60. Nokia recently approved E-Comeleon to provide covers for their phones.

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