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The Seybold Report's Performance Tests Evaluate Current State of Volume Printers

Press release from the issuing company

SAN FRANCISCO--June 10, 2005-- The Seybold Report, the publication devoted to cross-media tools, technologies and trends shaping print and Internet publishing, has made available findings of a volume printer performance test in its June 8 issue. Part 1 of the two-part study conducted by AGI Denmark looked at the Canon CLC 5100, Xerox DocuColor 8000, Konica Minolta Bizhub Pro C500, and Oce CPS900 and evaluated each printer according to speed, color consistency, and price. Because the cost of each printer varies so drastically - from $35,900 to nearly $300,000 - the findings are presented in terms of what buyers can expect of performance relative to pricing and operating costs. Other aspects of the test included putting each printer through the Altona Test Suite, measuring color deviation on a run of 250 sheets, checking how well each machine performed a duplex printout, and testing each printer's ability to print a 250-sheet run without paper jams. The testers also looked at each machine's ability to live up to its specifications regarding speed. "The Seybold Report gets readers inside the issues changing the print and Internet publishing workflow," said Drew Miller, General Manager of the Seybold Seminars, Publications & Consulting. "With the digital printing market in a state of change and expansion, we knew these findings would contain the most up-to-the-minute feedback on what to expect from the various volume printers on the market. With the kind of money involved in the decision, this information is critical." Part 2 of the performance test, which will appear in a subsequent issue of The Seybold Report, will continue the evaluation of other volume printers. The complete report, including in-depth analysis of test results and side-by-side comparative graphs, can be found at www.seybold365.com.

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