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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


Printable Technologies and Kodak's Graphic Communications Group Form Alliance

San Diego, CA, and Rochester, NY, April 14, 2008 – Printable Technologies®, Inc., a leading provider of integrated marketing, web to print and personalized direct marketing solutions and Kodak's Graphic Communications Group today announced the integration of Printable's FusionPro® Web product with the KODAK® EMS Business Software.  Together, these products help customers navigate complex environments that include digital print workflows, fulfillment and mailing operations, and campaign tracking and reporting.

FusionPro Web, the web to print system from Printable, delivers online ordering and e-commerce support, mail list purchase and management, versioned and variable documents, and job submission and file transfer services.  Leveraging a sophisticated set of web services and data feeds, KODAK EMS Software connects easily with FusionPro Web, allowing print service providers the flexibility to manage and deliver a wide variety of print on demand, collateral management, and marketing communications programs for their customers, with a high level of integration with their business management systems.


Océ: Color Digital Press Brings Trailblazing Speed to Asia

Venlo, The Netherlands, 14 April 2008 — With the Asia market rollout of its flagship digital press, the Océ ColorStream 10000, Dutch digital printing group Océ is set to reinforce its position on the burgeoning Asia market and capture greater market share. The color digital press for the Graphic Arts is making its debut appearance in Asia on 14 April 2008, when Océ will present the system to distribution partners and customers at its Asia Distributors’ Conference in Taiwan. 

PIRA, the print industry’s leading research institute, predicts that Asia’s print market will grow 50 per cent by 2010. The market for digital printing hardware is estimated to expand by around 15 per cent, making Asia second only to Eastern Europe in terms of market growth: by 2012, the Chinese market alone is expected to be worth € 50 billion – substantially larger than e.g. the German market, which will account for sales of € 30 billion.


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