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Xerox and Commercial Print Customers Earn Six Industry Awards for Digital Printing

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--Aug. 25, 2005-- Xerox Corporation and two of its commercial printing customers -- Tucker Printers and Automated Graphic Systems -- won six "Gold Ink Awards" for high-quality books, posters and personalized marketing materials, all of which were produced with Xerox digital technology. The awards, chosen from nearly 1,500 entries, are sponsored by Printing Impressions and PrintMedia magazines and are judged by an independent panel of graphic artists, production managers and print buyers. These six winning entries were produced on the Xerox iGen3 Digital Production Press and the Xerox 8160 Wide Format Color Printer. Tucker Printers, a Consolidated Graphics Company in Rochester, N.Y., received top honors for its "Parsons Art and Science Book" publication in the Digital Printing category. Tucker also won an award for its "Xerox Digital Color Integrated Marketing Campaign for Commercial Print" in the Direct Mail Packages-Variable Data category. Both of Tucker's pieces were printed on the iGen3 press. "Our customers demand high-quality output, and with the Xerox iGen3 we can exceed their expectations," said Dan Tucker, president, Tucker Printers. "Applications like the Parsons book illustrate the outstanding image quality the iGen3 press produces on a variety of stocks, including textured papers. We are now able to offer the advantages of digital printing with the look and feel of offset." Automated Graphic Systems, located in White Plains, Md., received an award for its "2005 Seminar Series Mailer" in the Direct Mail Packages-Variable Data category. The piece was printed in full color on the iGen3 press. In addition to the work by its customers, Xerox received three awards for using its technology to produce wide format and poster-sized digital prints, showcasing the capabilities of the iGen3 press and the Xerox 8160 Wide Format Color Printer. The awards will be presented at Print 05, North America's largest exhibition of printing technology and services, held Sept. 9-15 in Chicago. For more information on the Gold Ink Awards, visit www.goldink.com.