Xerox To Focus On Partnerships, Innovation And Workflow At IPEX 2006
Press release from the issuing company
BIRMINGHAM, U.K., Nov. 14, 2005 - Xerox Corporation today unveiled plans for IPEX 2006, focusing on partnerships, innovation and workflow at the graphic communications industry's next major international exhibition, held April 4-11, 2006, in Birmingham, U.K.
With the largest exhibit at the show, taking up almost the entire area of Hall 3A, Xerox will demonstrate its digital technology and reinforce its end-to-end workflow and business development offerings.
The Xerox booth will be divided into four zones, showing Xerox's technology solutions, workflow tools and digital applications supporting "The New Business of Printing." At 55,000 square feet, the booth is about the size of a football field and will accommodate more than 70 pieces of equipment, including the Xerox Nuvera(tm) family of production systems, Xerox wide-format printers, and the flagship Xerox iGen3(r) Digital Production Press. The company will host many of the 70,000 visitors expected at the show, along with about 3,700 customers and business partners.
"Partnership is fundamental to the growth of our business and to meeting the needs of our customers," said Valerie Blauvelt, vice president of worldwide marketing, Xerox Production Systems Group. "We will have a number of business partners exhibiting with us at IPEX, including software, workflow and finishing companies, and we see the show as another key opportunity to establish and build partnerships with customers and prospects."
Xerox's presence at IPEX builds on the momentum of its participation in Print 05 in Chicago. Xerox had the largest all-digital display at Print 05 and generated significant business results, including selling more than 17 iGen3 presses over seven days.
At IPEX, Xerox will continue to emphasize offset and digital integration, print-on-demand, book printing, and personalization and transactional print. Each zone in the company's booth will follow print jobs through the entire workflow process including creative development, ordering and job submission, data management, process management, scheduling and prepress work, printing and finishing.
The zones will feature Xerox technology, partner offerings that have been optimized for use with the Xerox FreeFlow(tm) Digital Workflow Collection, and professional services that help customers maximize digital printing potential through workflow assessments and business development advice. Innovative applications also will be on display, highlighting work produced by European customers and Printing Innovation with Xerox Imaging Award winners.
The Xerox booth will also feature the ProfitAccelerator(tm) Theater, which offers practical presentations from key Xerox partners and industry players on issues such as making money in digital print, growing revenue with digital printing as a complement to offset, and creative and personalized printing.
2006 European PIXI Awards
Xerox also announced its 2006 European Printing Innovation with Xerox Imaging Awards will launch in January. Winners will be recognized at IPEX 2006. The awards, open to any user of Xerox digital equipment, are judged by a panel of international judges and are designed for companies to demonstrate business excellence and innovation through the use of digital technology and workflow.
"The PIXI Awards are the highest accolade we can present to any of our Xerox customers, and entries come from all over the world," said Val Govaerts, senior vice president, Production Systems Group, Xerox Europe. "The awards demonstrate that Xerox's investment in innovation provides the future technology potential that will facilitate continuing leadership and growth in digital print. Our portfolio of digital products, solutions and services are designed to help bring sustained growth to our customers' businesses and to help them maximize profits."
To find out more about the PIXI Awards, customers can visit www.xerox.com/pixi . The deadline for entries is March 17.
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