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xpedx invites print 09 attendees to register for all-expense-paid trip

Press release from the issuing company

CHICAGO, - xpedx will hold a contest for printers attending PRINT 09 in Chicago, Sept.11-16.  The random drawing will award two U.S.-based commercial and/or in-plant printers an all-expense-paid trip for two to the new xpedx Technology Center in metro Cincinnati.  The two-day trip is valued at approximately $2,500 per winner.

To participate in the latest xpedx "Invest to Win" drawing, visit the xpedx / Ryobi booth 1221 and complete the registration information.  The drawing will be held immediately after the show.  Winners will be notified immediately and travel must be completed by March 31, 2010.  No purchase is necessary to win. 

"Winners can test-drive equipment in a live production environment, consult with printing experts-and find new avenues for growth, profitability," said John Torrey vice president and general manager of the xpedx Technology Center.  "They can see some of the most important pre-press, press and post-press/fulfillment equipment available today."

Each winner will receive roundtrip coach airfare for two between any U.S. city and Cincinnati; two nights accommodations at the luxury hotel, The Cincinnatian; an xpedx-hosted dinner; ground transportation; $200 cash for incidental expenses; and a personalized tour of the new xpedx Technology Center.

About the new xpedx Technology Center

The 11,000-square-foot demonstration and exhibition center is the only location in the U.S. where printers can evaluate, test and purchase equipment and technologies from multiple OEMs in a live production environment.

The center provides U.S. print professionals with access to cutting edge technology and equipment from the world's leading companies in one central location.  "The ability to test-run and compare products in a working print production environment is a big plus in helping printers find the best possible equipment for their particular business needs," said Torrey.

"New printing equipment is typically a major investment-and we want to do everything we can to help owners and managers identify solutions that spur growth, efficiency and increased profitability," Torrey added.

The center's printing technology and operations experts can show printers how to create more efficient operations and offer guidance on how investing in technology can help them enter new markets such as high-margin specialty printing, mailing/distribution and fulfillment workflows.

The center showcases pre-press and workflow technologies, offset and digital printing equipment, as well as post-press/bindery equipment and technology.  Equipment is from top manufacturers including Ryobi, Kodak, Mitsubishi Imaging, Epson, C.P. Bourg Inc., Morgana, Secap and others.  The center features three state-of-the-art Ryobi multicolor presses-a 2-up, five-color RYOBI 525 GX with coater, a 6-up, six-color RYOBI 756 with inline UV casting and foiling, and an 8-up, five-color RYOBI 925 with inline coater.  xpedx said it will add new equipment from these and other OEMs throughout the year.