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Xerox Wins Contract with Lason Printing Operations, $3.4 Million Deal

Press release from the issuing company

ORLANDO, Fla.- Xplor - Oct. 30, 2001--Under a $3.4 million agreement, Xerox Corporation will help develop a new, dual-purpose print center for Lason, Inc. to replace two existing specialized printing facilities. Featuring a reengineered workflow and upgraded technology, the center will do double duty, saving money and improving productivity for Lason, a national provider of integrated information management services. At present, Lason operates two network printing operations in Detroit, Mich. A data center prints personalized materials like statements and bills for credit unions, insurance companies, banks and stockbrokers. And a print-on-demand facility creates documents like customized training manuals, personalized packages detailing medical benefits, broker request packages for online brokers, and traditional materials that are subject to frequent revisions, like software and training manuals. Xerox will reengineer the operations, using a single print management system so that Lason can print both types of materials in a single facility. Sharing applications across all its printers will result in better equipment utilization with fewer machine operators. The upgraded technology includes six Xerox DocuTech 6155 and four DocuTech 6180 Production Publishers, a Xerox DocuColor 2060 Digital Production Press and Solimar Software. The new Xerox cut-sheet printers replace some competitive continuous-feed equipment, which are less flexible and more costly to operate. For additional savings, Lason decided to have Xerox service the equipment. "Xerox offered the total package - expertise, equipment and service - that allowed us to increase print production and meet the changing needs of our customers,'' said Robert Gregory, Lason executive vice president. "Xerox is a partner that understands our business and is committed to helping us grow our revenue and succeed.'' Because of the improvements in productivity and the cost savings, Lason plans to implement the same workflow in several more offices across the country. Lason is a leading provider of integrated information management services, transforming data into effective business communication through capturing, transforming and activating critical documents. Lason has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, India and the Caribbean. The company currently has more than 85 multi-functional imaging centers and operates more than 60 facility management sites located on customers' premises.

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