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Xerox Sells 5,000th DocuColor 2000, Lowers Price

Press release from the issuing company

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom--April 9, 2002--After selling nearly one-and-a-half times more digital color production devices than all of its competitors combined over the last two years, Xerox today bolstered its industry leadership with cost reductions and enhancements for its DocuColor 2000 Series of digital color presses. Xerox also revealed that U.K.-based digital printer ELR (Eden Litho Reproduction) has purchased the 5,000th DocuColor 2000 Series product sold since its introduction two years ago. It's ELR's third DocuColor 2060 purchase, augmenting the company's Xerox DocuColor 130 Digital Color Press and DocuPrint 75 monochrome printer installations. "Like many of our DocuColor 2060 and 2045 customers, Eden Litho has been so successful that they've had to install more machines to keep pace with their rapid growth in short-run color printing," said Gerhard Moll, senior vice president and general manager, Xerox Color Solutions Business Unit. "Xerox continues to make the industry's leading color products more affordable -- and more powerful -- than ever." To increase the value and reduce the cost of color, Xerox is adding features and capabilities to its DocuColor line while lowering prices and implementing aggressive marketing actions including special promotions. Specific programs and price reductions will vary regionally, based upon currency and market requirements. Enhancements for the DocuColor 2000 and DocuColor 12 families include: * Free software upgrades for the DocuColor 2000 Series' CSX2000 Color Server from Creo, Inc. and the EX2000d Color Server from Electronics for Imaging, Inc., and the DocuColor 12 family's EX12 RIP from EFI. The upgrades bring more power, functionality and ease of use to the three controllers, which process electronic files for printing. * The Fiery Graphic Arts Package, which is available as an option providing expanded professional graphic arts functionality for the EX2000d and EX12. * The new Xerox DigiPath PDF Productivity Suite, which bundles four industry-leading tools for working with Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) files, an emerging standard that streamlines print job submissions. The suite helps customers edit and inspect print files, print variable data, and perform other tasks. * The new Xerox eXcellerate program trains DocuColor 2000 Series users to perform more of their own repair and maintenance, thereby optimizing reliability, machine uptime and image quality while reducing the number or length of Xerox service calls. * In-line finishing options for the DocuColor 2000 Series, enabling businesses to create finished printed material without losing productivity.