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Xerox Now Taking Orders, Installing DocuColor 8000AP Digital Press

Press release from the issuing company

August 1,  2007 -- Xerox Corporation is once again giving print providers more productivity with the latest addition to its award-winning DocuColor line - the Xerox DocuColor 8000AP Digital Press. Xerox is now taking orders and installing the DocuColor 8000AP, which is based on the Xerox DocuColor 8000 platform and delivers exceptional image quality on an extensive range of media such as coated and uncoated papers, polyesters and synthetic materials. As a result, the new press empowers print providers to produce the revenue-generating applications that customers request – such as glossy books, magazines, promotional fliers, direct mail and magnets – with the image quality they require.
Customers have a choice with the unique capabilities of the DocuColor 8000AP, which stem from its two productivity modes that can be selected on a job-to-job basis.The "Single Weight" mode, which varies the print speed based on the paper stock, lets print providers achieve a glossy look and feel. The "All Weights" mode sets the press to run at 80 pages per minute, regardless of paper stock, weight or type, up to 110 lb. cover (300 gsm) with a more matte finish. The “All Weights” capabilities of the Xerox DocuColor 8000AP, combined with the ability to print duplex at rated speeds, make this platform one of the most productive in its price range.
Since the initial announcement of the DocuColor 8000AP in May, the digital press has garnered significant attention from the print industry due to the options it affords print providers and its ability to facilitate the conversion from offset to digital. "Print providers are always seeking the best productivity from their equipment investments," said Noel Ward, managing director of OnDemand Publishing and executive editor of OnDemand Journal.com. "Being able to run at rated speed regardless of substrate is vital to maintaining productivity over the wide range of documents digital shops are seeing today."
The product was also selected as an Editor's Choice winner in the Better Buys for Business 2007 High-Volume Printer and Digital Duplicator Guide.
Xerox is offering its Customer Services Platform (CSP) for the DocuColor 8000AP, DocuColor 7000 and 8000, which enables users to self-service several elements of the equipment.  Self-service functions increase uptime and reduce service calls and include an automated billing process, an improvement in the way supplies are replenished and an electronic service log that tracks on-going maintenance activity.
Other options available on the DocuColor 8000AP include a second feeder module, high-capacity stacker, common stacker/stapler, document finishing architecture that enables users to connect the digital press with third party finishing devices, FreeFlow Scanner 665E and Xerox Productivity Plus (XPP).
The DocuColor 8000AP is now available for order taking at a U.S. list price of $300,000. All products are sold through Xerox direct sales force, agents, resellers and concessionaires.