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HP Reduces Cost of Color Printing up to 50 Percent for Small Businesses

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 4, 2008


HP today announced new printing solutions that enable small businesses to affordably produce marketing collateral in-house, increase productivity and better manage their printing environments.



The new HP Officejet business inkjet line delivers up to 50 percent lower cost per page than competitive laser printers.(1) The expanded portfolio also includes new color HP LaserJet printers, supplies and accessories as well as new monochrome HP LaserJet multifunction printers.



"Our goal is to offer a complete and affordable small business marketing solution," said Nor Rae Spohn, senior vice president, Imaging and Printing Group, HP. "Today's launch builds on our Print 2.0 strategy, which will allow customers to print when and how they want - in-house, at retail or through a print service provider."


Printable Technologies and Canon USA Announce Reseller Agreement

Solana Beach, Calif. - March 3, 2008 - Printable Technologies®, Inc., a leading provider of integrated marketing, web to print and personalized direct marketing solutions, and Canon U.S.A., Inc.(NYSE: CA), have reached an agreement through which Canon will offer web to print solutions from Printable.



Through its imagePRESS Workflow Solutions program, Canon offers Canon-branded and third-party hardware/software solutions that focus on key workflows and production printing environments to maximize efficiencies and help printers build a profitable digital print business. Canon will be marketing and selling Printable's web to print solution, in conjunction with imagePRESS digital presses, to help print and marketing service providers and corporate users automate and streamline production processes to increase efficiency and productivity.


Kyocera Mita America Introduces Highly-Efficient, Compact Monochrome Desktop Printer

FAIRFIELD, N.J. - March 4, 2008 - Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced the availability of its FS-1300D, the latest ECOSYS® monochrome laser printer to meet today’s fast-paced small business workgroup and small office printing requirements. Offering high-quality output with a competitive six-second first print out time, and standard duplex for double-sided printing, business users gain a printer solution that handles tasks both effectively and economically.

Responsive Solutions Announces Dynamic Layout2+ at OnDemand

BOSTON (March 3, 2008) -- Responsive Solutions, a leading provider of web-to-print and cross media communication solutions, today announced a significantly enhanced DYNAMIC LAYOUT2+TM module. The module allows anyone involved in dynamic content creation of yearbooks, magazines, catalogs, newsletters, brochures and documents to have an easy-to-use browser-based publishing tool as a standalone or integrated system within Responsive Solutions CUSTOMER+® leveraged suite of products.DYNAMIC LAYOUT2+TM brings simplicity and efficiency to a company or organization. The tool is ideal for use when multiple people or organizations in different geographic locations need to contribute to the creation of a document with controlled use. Additionally the tool is ideal for a retail storefront where content creation is needed for many dynamic users that require ease of use and content management quality assurance controls. DYNAMIC LAYOUT2+TM resides in a browser-based environment and requires minimal support to deploy and manage its use.


Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. Earns Top Channel's Choice Superior Performance Award for Ninth Time

IRVINE , California ( Mar 03, 2008 ) :


Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) takes great pride in announcing that the Business Technology Association (BTA) today awarded TABS with three Channel's Choice awards - including the top Superior Performance Award - at Toshiba's 2008 National Dealer Meeting held at the Four Seasons Resort Aviara in North San Diego, Calif. In addition to earning the top honor, TABS also was presented two additional awards for excellence in Corporate Support and Distribution.



"On behalf of the volunteer leadership of the Business Technology Association, it is a privilege to extend to TABS our congratulations on the outstanding support the company provides its dealers," said Brent Hoskins, executive director, BTA. "The three Channel's Choice awards earned by Toshiba this year make them the top winner over any other manufacturer. TABS' leadership is to be commended on a job well done."


DocuWare Holds Annual Partner Event in Conjunction with ITEX 2008

Newburgh, NY – March 3, 2008 – DocuWare Corporation, a leader in the Integrated Document Management industry, held their annual Partner meeting, DocuWorld, on February 19 2008 at the Hilton, Las Vegas – during the same week as ITEX 2008. The ITEX 2008 show took place February 20 - 22, in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The events were planned simultaneously to promote vendor relationships.



DocuWorld 2008 – Beyond Boundaries



The Las Vegas Hilton was chosen for DocuWorld, the annual Authorized DocuWare Partner meeting. DocuWare resellers from North, Central and South America were in attendance. Agenda items included speakers John Mancini, President of the AIIM Association, presenting “Why Does This Seem to be so Hard?” and Darrell Amy, President of Dealer Marketing Systems, speaking about maximizing profits in solutions transactions, as well as Kevin Diday of Kodak. Other speakers included Authorized DocuWare Partners, Neil O’Mahoney, Document Imaging Manager at Toshiba Business Solutions – TX/NM, located in San Antonio, TX, and Giles Scott, President of Scott Technology Group, located in Rohnert Park, CA.


EFI Digital StoreFront Web-to-Print Solution Now Features Integration to Popular PrintSmith MIS System

On Demand – Boston – March 3, 2008 – EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today extended support for its award-winning Digital StoreFront® (DSF) web-to-print solution to include native integration with its popular PrintSmith™ Print MIS system. The PrintSmith system is in use by more than 8,000 print shops worldwide. Already in use at more than 2,500 locations worldwide, Digital StoreFront lets print service providers create a unique, intuitive e-commerce shopping interface for their customers, and delivers powerful back-end automation to improve profitability. Digital StoreFront 3.3 will be available at the end of March. Digital StoreFront will be featured at the On Demand Conference & Exposition (March 3-6, Boston) in a variety of EFI’s partners’ booths, including Canon USA Inc. (Booth 1416), FujiFilm Graphic Systems USA, Inc. (Booths 952, 1048), Konica Minolta (Booths 913, 916, M.57), and Ricoh Americas Corporation (Booth 631).“Integration is a big part of the DSF workflow, and building this connection to PrintSmith creates flexibility for a wide range of shops, from commercial printers to institutional inplants and CRDs,” said Chuck Gehman, director of product management, EFI.  “With this new capability, customers can place orders on the web and take full advantage of DSF‘s industry-leading capabilities, while the print service provider can manage their production via the familiar PrintSmith MIS system interface.”The new integration joins a suite of workflow and web tools available from EFI.  PrintSmith Site, the venerable web-to-print option is still available as an add-on for PrintSmith.  “The low-cost, high-value PrintSmith Site remains a very compelling value-proposition for a lot of customers,” continued Gehman.  “Having a choice of either PrintSmith Site or DSF, in an integrated solution with PrintSmith, provides a gamut of capabilities to suit the needs of virtually any printing operation, customer or application.”


Canon USA Brings Revolutionary Print Technology To Market With Newest Pixmas Office All-In-One Printer

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 3, 2008 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in professional business and consumer imaging equipment, proudly announces the newest addition to its PIXMA printer lineup, the PIXMA MX7600 Office All-In-One (AIO) printer with the professional quality pigment-based LUCIA ink system for homes and small offices. Along with its multi-function capabilities, the PIXMA MX7600 Office AIO printer has the ability to produce crisp graphics and text on plain paper with the incorporation of the new Pigment Reaction (PgR) technology. This new technology allows consumers to print superb quality color documents or presentations on plain paper at a small office or even from the comfort of home.Designed for the small business user who has trusted Canon laser products for business success, the inkjet PIXMA MX7600 Office AIO completes a stellar small office lineup with its color and text capabilities. Consumers can achieve both superb photo print quality and print durability on plain paper with Canon PgR technology. With the use of a new clear ink working in tandem with five LUCIA pigment inks when printing from the cassette on plain paper, users can say good-bye to oversaturated and wrinkled documents. The clear ink (PGI-9 Clear) initially covers the print surface enabling the pigment ink to bond with the clear ink to produce outstanding graphics, text and photo images. Considering that a majority of small business printing is done on plain copy paper, PgR technology can bring savings to small businesses with low-volume color requirements for printing, by consolidating all printing tasks in a single unit, enabling the printing of high-quality materials on low-cost plain paper. The curling, ink bleeding and printing through the paper sometimes associated with color inkjet printing on plain paper is dramatically reduced so that end-results are sharp, professional, business documents time and time again.


Canon Expands imageCLASS MF6500 Series Laser Multifunction Copiers Offering Four New Deskstop Solutions for Small and Home Offices

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 3, 2008 - Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in document imaging and office solutions, today expanded its imageCLASS MF6500 Series, introducing four new black-and-white multifunction laser copiers.

More Color Print Volume Means More Business, Profit for Xerox iGen3 Digital Production Press Customers

BOSTON, 03 March 2008 -- With 126 Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) customers worldwide now printing 1 million or more pages per month per machine on their iGen3™ Digital Production Presses, Xerox continues to help customers boost their sales in the lucrative digital color printing market, where more pages mean more profit. One customer has even eclipsed 3 million pages in a single month on a single iGen3 press. The average monthly print volume on the Xerox iGen3 press is now 500,000 pages.

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