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Xerox Office, Graphic Arts Products Earn Five Industry Awards

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ROCHESTER, N.Y.--Feb. 11, 2004-- Xerox Corporation's "impressive" office and graphic-arts systems have earned five Editor's Choice Awards from Better Buys for Business, a leading authority on office imaging equipment. Xerox CopyCentre(TM) copiers, WorkCentre Pro advanced multifunction systems, DocuColor copier/printers and Phaser printers stood out for their performance and productivity across a variety of environments - from office workgroups to the graphic design market. The awards are published in the 2004 Color Copier Buyer's Guide and the 2004 Office Laser Printer Guide. "With an impressive offering ranging from color copiers and multifunction devices to black-and-white printers, Xerox is a dominant force in the industry," said Jonathon Bees, editor, Better Buys for Business. "These product families feature an impressive level of speed, affordability and some of the best operating costs on the market." The CopyCentre C40, a color stand-alone copier, and the WorkCentre Pro 40, an advanced color multifunction system that copies, prints, scans and faxes, were chosen for their strong print performance and ability to serve both color and black-and-white printing needs. The DocuColor 12 copier/printer and DocuColor 3535 multifunction system also earned Editor's Choice Awards. These devices are geared toward a variety of work environments, including offices, graphic design shops, and corporate reprographic departments. The DocuColor 12, which has won five consecutive Editor's Choice Awards, earned recognition for its excellent image quality and well-designed customer replaceable unit system, which makes it easy for people to change components like toner and drum cartridges. The DocuColor 3535 was praised for its four different digital front ends. These are computer workstations that act as the user interface and allow for higher levels of color matching and adjustment control, the ability to print proofs and test runs, and variable information printing -- which helps people make documents with different text and graphics within the same print run. The Phaser 3450 laser printer rounded out Xerox's most recent award wins and was commended for its processing power, ability to handle large monthly workloads of up to 100,000 pages, and expanded paper capacity of up to 1,100 pages. Printing at 25 pages per minute, the Phaser 3450 black-and-white laser printer enhances productivity by bringing high-speed printing capability to individuals and small workgroups. "Xerox is helping customers improve the bottom line by offering productive monochrome devices and affordable color systems," said Emerson U. Fullwood, president, Xerox Channels Group. "We are leading the transition to color as well as providing award-winning new choices for businesses needing black-and-white systems." Better Buys for Business evaluates products from all major office equipment manufacturers, in addition to researching customer and dealer feedback. The evaluations include a combination of hands-on testing, user surveys and worldwide visits to manufacturing facilities and trade shows.