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GEI WideFormat Appoints Two New Dealer Sales Managers

April 18, 2008 (North Canton, Ohio). Mr. Phil Trembly, National Sales Manager of GEI WideFormat, a Visual Edge Technology Company, has announced the appointment of two experienced professionals to GEI's large format solutions sales team. Mr. Darrell Burchfield will become Dealer Sales Manager for the Western Region and Mr. Michael Yates has filled the position for the Southeastern Region of the United States.

"It was very important for us to place individuals in these territories who are fully versed in all aspects of wide format category management, with proven skills in creating customized solutions focused on the customer," said Mr. Trembly. "We are extremely pleased to have such talented professionals, each having both sales and service expertise, managing these critical positions."


Green Grief! Are you the office environmental offender?

NORWALK, Conn., April 17, 2008  -- Do you consider yourself environmentally aware? Are you the Chief Recycling Officer of your household? What about at work?

Results of a North American survey released today by Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) to measure environmental consciousness in the workplace, found that work colleagues may have some strong objections to those who don't walk-the-green-talk at the office.

Almost 40 percent of U.S. respondents said their number one office environmental pet peeve was mindless printing resulting in abandoned pages at the printer, followed closely by leaving the lights on in unused offices (37 percent).


EFI Leadership in Digital Printing Innovation Takes Center Stage at drupa 2008

Foster City, Calif. -- April 16, 2008 -- EFI® (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, will be showcasing its most extensive range of productivity and revenue generating print solutions ever in Europe at drupa 2008, from 29th May to 11th June in Dusseldorf, Germany.  Visitors to its stand C01, Hall 5, will experience the industry's broadest array of leading digital solutions, from the latest Fiery®, VUTEk® and Jetrion® digital printing innovation to the Print MIS and web-to-print solutions that are critical to increasing operational efficiency and profitability as printing businesses worldwide continue the analog-to-digital transition.  Visitors will also be able to view EFI's products in operation on the stands of EFI partners, including Canon, Konica Minolta, Ricoh and Xerox.

"We are delighted to have the opportunity to demonstrate to customers and partners the latest results of our extensive investments in research and development that are delivering next-generation digital printing innovation. Our best-in-class Jetrion and VUTEk inkjet printers, the ongoing innovation that has allowed us to place more than 1.5 million Fiery servers, and the complete range of compatible workflow solutions that are designed to maximise productivity and profitability and provide a more streamlined and cost-efficient print operation, comprise one of the most comprehensive suites of integrated products available in the market today," said Guy Gecht, EFI CEO.  "This exhibition clearly demonstrates EFI's dedication to leading the industry transition from analog to digital and from black & white to color printing.  Visitors to our booth will find many ways to improve productivity and reduce cost, while at the same time generating new revenue streams with new customers and new applications as they 'Print to Win'."


Xerox To Acquire Veenman; Expands Reach to Small and Mid-Size Businesses in the Netherlands

NORWALK, Conn., April 16, 2008  -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) and Corporate Express NV (NYSE: CXP) today announced a definitive agreement for Xerox to acquire Veenman B.V., a subsidiary of Corporate Express, for approximately $68 million (€43 million) expanding Xerox's reach into the small and mid-sized business (SMB) market in the Netherlands. Veenman, with six offices located throughout the Netherlands, is the country's leading independent distributor of office printers, copiers, and multifunction devices serving small and mid-size businesses.

Founded in 1919 and headquartered in Capelle a/d IJssel, the Netherlands, Veenman has recently expanded to provide document management software and consulting support to its customers. As an office technology dealer, Veenman sells products from various suppliers, none of which today include Xerox. In addition to its existing offerings, Veenman will start selling Xerox document management products following the close of the acquisition.


Enable Commerce Announces Strategic Relationship with FM Audit

FORT WORTH, TEXAS AND JEFFERSON CITY, MISSOURI - April 16, 2008 - Enable Commerce (or “Enable”), the leading online supply chain for technology products, office products and the education markets announces a strategic sourcing and distribution relationship with FMAudit, the leading provider of solutions for remote and automated supply replenishment and meter collection.

“We are excited to work with FMAudit,” said Rusty Wood, CEO of Enable Commerce. “FMAudit’s customers can now leverage their investment to provide direct access and fulfillment to more than 30,000 products through Enable’s technology platform. This will help enhance the dealer to end-user relationships, reduce inventories, and stream-line the ordering and fulfillment process, removing both parties from the supplies replenishment workflow.”


Print Audit Releases Highly Anticipated New Copy Tracking Solution, Copy Audit Touch

Calgary, Alberta - April 16, 2008 - Print Audit, the leading print management software developer, announced today the release of Copy Audit Touch, the highly anticipated premium version of its copy tracking solution.

Copy Audit Touch allows organizations to track one-hundred percent of their walk-up photocopying costs. It is a cost-effective and comprehensive cost recovery solution for law offices, architectural and engineering firms, educational institutes, and real estate firms. Touch integrates seamlessly with Print Audit 5, providing a complete, all-in-one, solution for an organizations print and copy cost recovery needs.


Xerox Awarded Air Force Contract for Global Office Equipment and Services Deal

ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 15, 2008  -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) has won a five-year blanket purchase agreement on an estimated $400 million U.S. Air Force contract for the placement of Xerox multifunction printers, network copiers and supplies.

Xerox will provide technology and services to help the Air Force reduce expenses, consolidate equipment and achieve global standards in its document management operations.

"Winning this eligibility is a highly competitive process and Xerox is well positioned to meet head-on the Air Force's cost savings initiative," said Greg Jones, senior vice president, Public Sector Operations, Xerox Corporation. "Our global document outsourcing capabilities, digital print technology and professional consulting services have successfully helped enterprises achieve top-line quality and bottom-line productivity savings - we can do the same for the U.S. Armed Forces."


HP Announces Winners of “What Do You Have To Say?” Small Business Contest

HP today announced the winners of its “What Do You Have To Say?” Small Business Contest, a nationwide competition offering small businesses the chance to build their brand.

The contest, which ran from Jan. 15 through Feb. 28, asked small businesses in the United States to share “what their business has to say” and make a case for their need to jumpstart their brand building and marketing efforts.

Entrants submitted essays and supporting images for a chance to work with professional designers to refresh or create their brand image.


HP Awarded Imaging and Printing Contract from United States Air Force

HP today announced that it has been awarded a five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement with the United States Air Force to deploy a breadth of HP single function and multifunction printers, services, supplies and management software.

HP was selected by the Air Force for its proven ability to assess and manage imaging and printing devices and processes on a global scale.

“HP empowers large businesses and organizations by providing high-performance technology that meets the printing and imaging needs of challenging environments,” said Jackie Wynn, vice president, Public Sector, Imaging and Printing Group, HP. “Being selected by the United States Air Force, an organization that demands the highest standards of performance, is a true testament that we continue to produce and deliver innovative, comprehensive and reliable solutions for our customers around the world.”


Ricoh Production Printing Business Group Conducts Educational Seminars to Improve Customers' Bottom-Line Results

Seminars Provide Solutions to Current Production Printing Challenges ,   April 14, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation announced today that its Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) is offering Smart Business Seminars on critical production printing topics to provide additional value and service to current and prospective customers. PPBG developed the seminars to better meet the specific business needs of attendees in its three core segments – In-plants, Graphic Arts and Data Centers. Designed to be an educational forum, these seminars offer segment-focused information that includes national industry speakers, hands-on exercises, technology demonstrations, and take-away operational assessment tools for real-life applications.

Smart Business Seminars (visit www.ricohsmartbusiness.com to register) have been held in Atlanta and Philadelphia and will tour across the country in six additional cities through the month of September, 2008 including: · Los Angeles, CA on April 16 · New York, NY on May 14 · Washington, D.C. on June 11 · Chicago, IL on July 16 · Detroit, MI on August 20 · Houston, TX on September 17


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