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Xerox Expands Range Of Workflow Options With New Fiery Servers

Press release from the issuing company

LAS VEGAS, June 29, 2004 – Opening up more workflow options to customers in commercial print, quick-print and in-plant color printing environments, Xerox Corporation and EFI today announced two new EFI Fiery color servers specifically designed for Xerox digital color presses. The announcement was made at EFI’s Connect 2004 Users Conference. The new servers for the Xerox iGen3 Digital Production Press and DocuColor 5252 Digital Color Press expand the range of front-end systems available to customers, enabling them to easily integrate these presses into their existing workflow. “Working with our partners, we’re able to bring more solutions to market for Xerox customers, helping them leverage the value of their existing investments while streamlining their processes,” said Fred DeBolt, vice president, color business team, Xerox Production Systems Group. “EFI is known for its color management systems and expertise; add that to Xerox’s industry-leading digital presses, and together we are able to offer efficient workflow solutions based on an open architecture.” “High-volume customers seeking the power of iGen3 with the quality and ease-of-use of our award-winning Fiery servers have an unbeatable combination,” said Mehran Farimani, general manager of Advanced Server Products, EFI. “By working with Xerox we are able to offer customers the same high speed, precision color output with full variable-data capabilities that tens of thousands of print production professionals have come to expect from their Fiery-driven devices.“ EFI Fiery Server for iGen3 Users now have access to the Fiery front-end and the Xerox DocuSP color controller for the iGen3. If EFI tools and support are part of the creation phase of a job, then printers can maintain a consistent and reliable workflow process by submitting that job to the EFI Fiery server on their iGen3 for digital color printing. The new Fiery server provides the familiar operator interface for customers who favor Fiery front-ends and want the industry’s most advanced digital press. It enables iGen3 users to use a full range of EFI open workflow solutions and components. EFI EXP5000 for DocuColor 5252 Coupling the EFI EXP5000 server with the Xerox DocuColor 5252 results in a powerful package boasting one of the industry’s fastest image processing times. A replacement for the EX2000d, this new color server is based on the latest EFI platform and enables quicker, easier and more accurate color document production. Concurrent job processing that allows multiple jobs to be submitted at once helps to increase productivity. The EXP5000 comes with the EFI Command Workstation , a user interface that can be customized with predefined layouts, and customer settings that help simplify the job submission process. Color management is top-of-the-line with the EXP5000. It automatically matches PANTONE colors and handles color conversions that ensure the DocuColor 5252 printouts are accurate to job specifications and maintain precise color consistency. For more advanced color management, an optional Graphic Arts Package is offered. Pricing and Availability The EFI Fiery combined with the iGen3 is $590,000 and will be available in August through Xerox’s direct sales force. Existing Xerox DocuSP/iGen3 configurations can be upgraded with the Fiery solution. The U.S. list price on the EFI EXP5000 server for the Xerox DocuColor 5252 is $42,000 and is immediately available through the Xerox direct sales force and reseller partner Enovation.