Xerox Ups the Ante in Production Colour Printing; Adds Clear, Dry Ink to New
Presses for More Vibrant Images

TORONTO, April 20 /CNW/ - Print service providers looking to expand their digital businesses now have two new options to produce sophisticated, full-colour sales collateral, direct-marketing pieces and photo publishing products - the Xerox Color 800/1000 Presses.

The systems - printing 80- and 100-pages-per-minute respectively - can produce high definition image quality on a wide range of paper stock. An optional clear dry ink station, a feature exclusive to these devices within the Xerox colour portfolio, amplifies full-colour jobs. This clear, dry ink allows for images and text to be highlighted for visual impact, or digital watermarks applied for artistic effect or security. It is also beneficial for variable-data applications using Xerox's XMPie software, as it displays personalized content in more vivid ways.

"The image quality of applications coming off these new presses is absolutely superb," said Frank Romano, professor emeritus, Rochester Institute of Technology. "Print providers want to increase the worth of every page they sell, and the clear, dry ink delivers. It adds vibrancy, quality and value to an application."

The high-volume devices, designed for commercial and in-plant print operations as well as marketing communication firms, are positioned between the award-winning Xerox DocuColour(R) 7002/8002 Digital Colour Presses and the flagship iGen4(TM) Press.

The Xerox Colour 800/1000 Presses print at 2400 x 2400 dpi for excellent sharpness and uniformity, and use Xerox's new low-melt Emulsion Aggregation (EA) Dry Ink, which delivers an offset-like finish. EA Dry ink also requires less energy to manufacture than conventional toners.

Other product features include:

    
    -   Flexible finishing options - allow systems to be custom-built to
        specific volume and application needs. Options available at launch
        include a GBC Advanced Punch, High Capacity Stacker (single or dual)
        with removable carts, Xerox Standard Finisher with optional C-Z
        Folder or Booklet Maker Finisher and SquareFold Trimmer.

        Future options include the Xerox Tape Binder, GBC eBinder 200 and
        PlockMatic Pro 30 Professional Booklet Maker.

    -   Innovative design - offers two 2,000 sheet trays positioned below the
        print engine, providing a smaller footprint compared to competitive
        systems. An optional High Capacity Feeder with two additional trays
        can increase capacity to 8,000 sheets.

    -   Broad media latitude - accommodates stocks from 55 to 350 gsm,
        allowing for printing of lightweight mailers that save on postage to
        thick, heavyweight photo keepsake applications. With sheet sizes up
        to 13" x 19.2", the presses can handle multi-up jobs and applications
        needing full-bleed trim.

    -   Workflow enhancements - simplifies production requirements with
        Xerox's FreeFlow(R) Digital Workflow Collection. Presses are
        available at launch with Xerox's FreeFlow Print Server and Xerox EX
        Print Server, Powered by Fiery; at a later date with Xerox CX Print
        Server, Powered by Creo.

        The options from Xerox and EFI integrate with the Adobe PDF Print
        Engine to enable quick and reliable printing of native Adobe Portable
        Document Format files, including complex designs and transparencies
        for production environments.

    -   Xerox Productivity Plus service - alerts users when a scheduled
        routine is approaching, and provides step-by-step replacement
        procedures. Additional self-cleaning technology maximizes uptime and
        maintains top image quality.
    

The new presses can be paired with Xerox's ProfitAccelerator(R) tools and resources, as well as its Business Development Services. Xerox's Design Guide for Clear Dry Ink, developed specifically for the new presses, helps customers quickly grow their digital printing business.

Availability

Order taking for the Xerox Color 800/1000 Presses begins immediately in North America and Europe, and worldwide in May.

Customer Contact:

For more information about Xerox production systems and services, visit http://www.xerox.com/tr/products or call 800-ASK-XEROX.

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Xerox(R), FreeFlow(R), iGen4(TM), ProfitAccelerator(R) and the sphere of connectivity design are trademarks of Xerox Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. DocuColour is used under license.

Prices, features, specifications, capabilities, appearance and availability of Xerox products and services are subject to change without notice.

/NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/

SOURCE Xerox Canada

For further information: For further information: Media Contacts: Laura Mergelas, Xerox Canada, (416) 733-6216, laura.mergelas@xerox.com; Tina Quelch, Calador Communications, (416) 925-6034, tina@calador.ca

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