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Xerox and Adobe Team to Make Web Job Submission More Reliable

Press release from the issuing company

  ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 26, 2002  -- As Internet-based print job submission continues to grow, Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and Adobe Systems Inc. have teamed up to offer Adobe PDF Transit with Xerox Web Document Submission Software. The combination promises improved productivity, security, turnaround time, and cost savings for print providers and their customers. Adobe PDF Transit software -- GATF InterTech Technology 2002 award-winner for innovative technology -- streamlines print providers' workflow and gives customers accurate output, eliminating traditional production errors. It lets customers easily create a print-ready file, preview the print job, and upload the encrypted Adobe PDF file to any printing location via the Internet with the confidence that they will receive high-quality finished documents. Xerox Web Document Submission Software links office workers with production printers, allowing them to submit files from a standard Web browser, with an electronic job form that provides printing, finishing, billing and delivery instructions. An early user of the technology is the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton Business School, where they are combining PDF Transit and Xerox Web Document Submission Software to enable their users to print high-volume, high-quality finished documents such as reports, syllabi and course packs, "as easily as they would print their e-mail." "Not only will it help our users, but also it should help us reduce costs by ensuring jobs are printed on the most cost-effective equipment," said Kendall Whitehouse, director of Advanced Technology Development at Wharton. "As part of the Xerox Web Document Submission Software workflow, Adobe PDF Transit lets users send Adobe PDF files with fonts and colors embedded, reducing file size and pre-flight work," said Don Walker, general manager, Print Workflow Products Group, Adobe Systems. "This efficient submission-to-print process lets print shops improve the quality and increase the number of print jobs they turn out." "In today's business environment, customers are looking for ways to improve their work processes and business results. This solution will help them better create, manage and share documents, linking the office with production printing," said Ken Kaisen, vice president and general manager, Xerox Office Solutions and Services Business Team.