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Xerox Expands Digital Production Color Portfolio with DocuColor 8000

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--Sept. 10, 2004-- Xerox Corporation has strengthened its industry-leading digital color printing line with the DocuColor 8000 Digital Press, an 80 page-per-minute model that offers a new level of performance and versatility between the 60 ppm DocuColor 6060 Digital Press and the 100 ppm Xerox iGen3 Digital Production Press. The DocuColor 8000 is the latest addition to the Xerox line of digital production presses, providing expanded choices in speed, reliability, and image quality. The DocuColor 8000 builds on the success of the 45 ppm to 60 ppm DocuColor series. Xerox has sold more than 12,000 of these systems since their initial introduction in 2000. The new press offers a "next step up" option for print providers who are looking for a high-end production press but don't currently have the applications and volume requirements for a Xerox iGen3. Xerox is now able to provide customers with production color products from 45 ppm to 100 ppm to support their digital color printing needs. "With a growing demand for color, the DocuColor 8000 offers another option for print providers who are looking to expand into the high-growth digital color printing business," said Fred DeBolt, vice president of color product systems, Xerox Production Systems Group. "The press creates an excellent opportunity for printers to increase their revenue and provide more value to their clients." In initial customer testing, the DocuColor 8000 met the demands of the most discriminating printers. It features 2400 x 2400 x 1 dpi resolution for excellent sharpness and uniformity, technology that improves color consistency, and new registration technology that controls front-to-back registration to plus or minus 0.5 mm -- the width of five human hairs. Flexibility is also a key advantage of the DocuColor 8000. The press is second only to the Xerox iGen3 press when handling mixed media, enabling it to support a wide range of applications and environments, such as print-on-demand, Web-to-print, book publishing and personalized marketing. In addition, the DocuColor 8000 allows custom paper set-ups so print providers can program and store unique characteristics to a particular tray, retrieving the attributes later to save time and support an efficient workflow. For example, if a printer regularly runs a certain job, he can program the printer to pull the associated paper type and size from the correct tray, ensuring accurate output with limited preparation time. The DocuColor 8000 also prints from 7.2'' x 7.2'' to 12.6'' x 19.2'' - a stock range wider than competitive machines. The DocuColor 8000 integrates seamlessly into customers' existing workflow and offers a choice of three powerful color servers, the workstations that process incoming print files and drive the digital press. Xerox DSP8000 Color Server, part of the Xerox FreeFlow(TM) Digital Workflow Collection, is the Xerox common controller. This model is targeted to support in-plant and data center customers that currently have a DocuSP workflow and require the benefits of a similar workflow with minimal training requirements. There are also Creo and EFI color servers for the DocuColor 8000. The Creo CXP8000 Color Server is ideal for commercial printing environments and is a powerful solution for variable printing. The EFI EXP8000 Color Server provides an easy-to-use interface for the quick and franchise print market and in-plant operations. Pricing and Availability The U.S. list price for the DocuColor 8000 Digital Color Press including a color server is $300,000. The press is sold through the Xerox direct sales force, resellers, agents and concessionaires and is available immediately.