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Xerox and Customers Recognized by Print Industry Peers as the 'Best of the Best'

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SAN FRANCISCO--March 30, 2005-- Xerox Corporation and two of its customers -- Tucker Printers of Rochester, N.Y., and Impressions Numericart Inc. of Montreal -- were recently presented with the 2004 International Gallery of Superb Printing "Best of the Best" awards by the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen, an independent network of graphic arts and printing professionals. The companies were recognized for creating applications that best exemplify the craft, art and science of graphic communications. The winning applications were produced on three different Xerox digital color presses: the Xerox iGen3 Digital Production Press, the DocuColor 6060 Digital Color Press, and the DocuColor 2045 Digital Color Press. "The innovative print pieces produced by Tucker Printers, Impressions Numericart and Xerox are testaments to the power of digital printing," said Kevin Keane, president, International Association of Printing House Craftsmen. "Behind every piece of award-winning material is the press on which it is produced, and these winning entries showcase the versatility of digital technology as well as its outstanding image quality." In the competition, Xerox was recognized with the Graphic Innovation award for a "Miele Die Kuche" brochure created on the DocuColor 6060 press. The brochure was produced last May on the show floor at drupa, the once-every-four-years Olympics of the print world, and featured photos and information for Miele kitchen supplies. In the Best Digital Printing category, Tucker Printers, a Consolidated Graphics Company, received the award for its "Echoes in the Ice" book, produced on the Xerox iGen3 Digital Production Press. Using the art of collage and text, artist Rik van Glintenkamp created the 58-page book that documents the history of Antarctic exploration. Impressions Numericart was selected for the Best Synthetic Sheet award for its "Voir La Couleur Autrement" marketing binder. Printed on a Xerox DocuColor 2045 Digital Color Press, the promotional piece provides samples of prints on a wide variety of synthetic stocks. In addition, at the Graph Expo 2004 trade show, this marketing binder was recognized by Xerox as the "Best in Show" in the company's Printing Innovation with Xerox Imaging awards competition. "Tucker Printers and Impressions Numericart are two great examples of print providers using Xerox color technology to produce groundbreaking work for their clients," said Quincy Allen, president, Xerox Production Systems Group. "Applications like these are the proof behind the promise that the New Business of Printing is revolutionizing the printing and graphic communications industries. Xerox will continue to help its customers open doors to new business opportunities through the benefits of digital printing." The International Association of Printing House Craftsmen is an organization dedicated to individuals in the printing and graphic arts industry for the purpose of their self-development, their companies' success, and the enhancement of the printing and graphic arts industry in society. The IAPHC International Gallery of Superb Printing marked its 30th anniversary in 2004. This year's competition included entries from 13 countries that were judged in 89 categories. Judges for the competition included more than 40 technical experts from the United States and Canada.

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