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Xerox Introduces First Carbonless Paper for Digital Color Printing

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--Jan. 20, 2005-- Xerox Corporation today announced the industry's only carbonless paper designed for both digital color and black-and-white printing in office and production environments. Carbonless paper is specially treated paper used to create multi-part forms in industries like insurance, healthcare and finance. The new Xerox Premium Digital Carbonless paper makes it possible to quickly and economically add colorful logos and highlights to each sheet of an invoice, contract, receipt or claim form. "The ability to use carbonless paper in digital color devices represents another first for Xerox innovation. We developed the market's first digital carbonless paper for black-and-white printing in the late 1980s, and today, color printing is possible," said Nancy Rees, senior vice president, Xerox Supplies Business Group. "Customers now have the flexibility they need for creating single or multi-part forms in color on-demand." Xerox Supplies engineers at the Media Technology Center in Webster, N.Y., worked directly with product development teams to create and optimize Premium Digital Carbonless paper for Xerox digital production and office printing systems. A patented capsule-control coating of tiny beads stays intact while the paper runs through digital printers in a clean, consistent manner. This produces high-quality documents and allows users to load and leave jobs running without machine contamination or service issues. When people fill out forms produced with carbonless paper, the pressure breaks the capsules to create a permanent image on each sheet. Xerox research shows that producing forms in color reduces end user errors and makes it easier for people to fill out forms faster. In addition, the ability to design, create and print customized forms on-demand eliminates the cost and complexity involved with producing large inventories of offset pre-printed forms. To make the paper easy to use, Xerox incorporated a unique print-side identification arrow on the edge of each paper ream that shows which way to insert the paper into the printer, increasing productivity while helping to reduce imaging errors. Xerox Premium Digital Carbonless paper is available in a range of sizes and configurations and can be customized for special applications. The paper is compatible with Xerox office network color printers (Phaser 8400, DocuColor 12) and high-volume production DocuColor Digital Presses (2060, 2045, 5252, 6060 and 8000), as well as an array of monochrome machines, including the DocuTech and Xerox Nuvera(TM) production product families. For production products already installed in a customer location, a software upgrade is available at no charge from a Xerox service representative. Xerox Premium Digital Carbonless paper will be available Feb. 1 in the United States, Canada and Europe and March 1 in Latin America, Eastern Europe and other parts of the world, from Xerox's direct sales force, authorized resellers and the Web.