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Nexpress 2100 Presses Pass Half-A-Billion Impression Mark

Press release from the issuing company

ROCHESTER, N.Y., HEIDELBERG – More than half-a-billion commercial print impressions have been produced on the NexPress 2100 digital production color press since its launch in September 2001, NexPress Solutions LLC announced today. “We’re pleased to announce this milestone today – it not only represents a success for our company but also for NexPress 2100 users,” said Venkat Purushotham, President and CEO, NexPress Solutions LLC. “We look forward to the first billion-page mark in the next few months.” Purushotham added that this milestone does not just represent digital color prints but rather production quality impressions of high value sold to customers by commercial print businesses. The company also reported on how print providers around the world continue to benefit from the NexPress 2100 press. • More than 300 NexPress 2100 presses have been installed with Heidelberg customers in 17 countries worldwide. These systems are in a wide range of application segments – from commercial to corporate printing. • NexPress 2100 press users print more digital color pages on average than owners of any other digital production device. In 2002, a NexPress 2100 owner set the industry milestone for one million impressions in a month and went on to produce 25 million impressions in one year. Today, many NexPress 2100 machines routinely print more than a million pages per month. • Because of its unique NexPert operator replaceable component (ORC) strategy, more than 70 percent of all service and maintenance requirements for the press were handled on-site by operators, increasing uptime and reducing the need for service calls compared to other digital production presses. • NexPress 2100 press users are driving their production costs down and improving profitability through a unique profitability enhancement program. While this assures print providers a maximum operating cost per page for a given monthly production volume, the majority of users are experiencing substantially lower cost of production due to high yield on ORCs and high uptime on the systems. Future Directions NexPress Solutions President and CEO Venkat Purushotham commented on the future direction of the company, saying that his company remains committed to building on the NexPress 2100 press’ position as the most reliable and productive print system in the world, and will continue to help the industry profit from the enormous potential of digital color printing. “Within commercial digital color production, we are clearly ahead of the competition in the high- and very-high-volume page volumes, but we have barely scratched the surface of the potential market growth for digital printing,” Purushotham said. “NexPress is working aggressively on new product features, new solution platforms and future technology to support and lead this growth. We’re looking forward to DRUPA 2004 to share our progress to date and outline our vision for the future.”