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Children's Books Produced by Xerox & Customers LIVE at drupa

Press release from the issuing company

(June 04, 2008) This week at drupa, visitors to Xerox’s stand, 8b/A78, can stop by to see more than 50 real-world digital printing applications being produced live by Xerox and its customers. Attendees can learn how to produce these solutions by visiting conversation stations where the demonstrations are taking place. Books and manuals is one of six types of applications that will be on display, including the following examples:

•    The Beekeeper, a full-color children’s book created by MX Publishing, LTD, that parents can order online and have printed in either German or English. At drupa, attendees can learn about the full workflow production of The Beekeeper, starting with the dropping of scanned images and text into an Adobe® Illustrator template. The job then moves to Xerox FreeFlow® print server and the Xerox iGen3® 110 Digital Production Press, concluding with a trim and saddle-stitch by the C.P. Bourg Document Finisher. “Minimal translation makes children’s books ideal for multi-lingual distribution. Digital publishing allows us to upload the digital artwork with the translation and have a new version ready to go,” said Steve Emecz, managing director, MX Publishing, LTD.

•    ILS Distance Learning manuals produced for the German company ILS, Institut für Lernsysteme GmbH, a market leader in distance-learning materials. At drupa, ILS and Xerox will discuss and demonstrate portions of the highly automated workflow these manuals demand, beginning with the use of PrintCise® software that validates orders, creates production jobs, and submits them based on the highlight color needed, load balance considerations and collation requirements. The ILS manuals are produced on a DocuTech® 180 HighLight Color System with finishing done on a C.P. Bourg Book Binder 2005. The manuals are then transported, stacked and controlled with Berning equipment, collated on a Boewe collation robot and trimmed on a Horizon trimmer. “As a market leader, we always have to provide the very latest learning materials. Print on demand not only makes it possible – but also profitable,” said Ingo Karsten, CEO, ILS. 

Both of these real-life applications also provide green advantages for MX Publishing and ILS by printing on demand and reducing paper waste while eliminating the need for warehousing.

For more information on Xerox’s drupa activities, visit http://www.xerox.com/drupa.