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Hitachi Koki Imaging Solutions Launches Publishing Finisher

Press release from the issuing company

SIMI VALLEY, CA--Oct 30, 2001-- Hitachi Koki Imaging Solutions, Inc. (HiKIS), one of the leading providers of digital printers, has announced the launch of a new Publishing Finisher for the on-demand market. With its amazing versatility and production capabilities, the new Publishing Finisher offers booklet-making options to a wide range of users. The digital document production capabilities for high volume output support Center-folding, Saddle-stitching, Sheet Insertion (including tab stock), Trimming and Stacking. When this finisher is coupled with the DDP 70, high-end digital publishing is easily achieved at a very affordable price point. The Publishing Finisher is capable of keeping up with the 70 ppm throughput and the demanding 400,000 page duty cycle of the DDP 70 printer. This breakthrough price/performance opens up document publishing opportunities for operations from corporate department and in-plant production printing, to quick-printers, commercial printers and facilities managers. Features of the Publishing Finisher The Publishing Finisher is an on-demand digital publishing system designed for high volume production printing of black and white and color documents. The document production capabilities of the Publishing Finisher are well suited for fast-turnaround of Professional quality booklets such as sales and marketing collateral, training manuals, product documentation and on-demand book publishing. The Publishing Finisher will insert cover, tab(s) and/or insertion sheets that may be on different paper types, or pre-printed pages. This insertion is done post-fuser allowing the insertion of various media types and eliminating the risk of any fuser-related damage. "The power and sheer productivity of the Hitachi Publishing Finisher make it the most impressive new solution to hit the Print On-Demand marketplace in a very long time," said Gary Ede, Vice President of Worldwide Printers, "It's the first POD system that is within reach of the vast majority of customers who have previously had to rely on very expensive outsourcing, or investing in capital-intensive options. I am certain that the Publishing Finisher is exactly what the Print On Demand market has been waiting for," Ede concluded, "and I'm delighted to announce that it's Hitachi who has made it happen."

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