Océ Expands Media Line for Solvent-Based Inkjet Printers

March 26, 2008 – Trumbull, CT – Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, today announced a major expansion of the Océ Imaging Supplies solvent inkjet media portfolio with the addition of thirteen new products. The new solvent portfolio provides upgrades to the Océ solvent specialty Photo Paper, Backlit Film and Fabric lines, as well as new competitively priced Scrim Banner and Adhesive Backed Vinyl products. The new solvent media line will be on display in Océ booth #436 at the International Sign Expo in Orlando FL, March 27-29, 2008.

Photo Paper
Premium Photo Satin Paper (PHOTOSAT) – This new product has a bright white, solvent-compatible inkjet receiver coating with a smooth surface. It is designed to produce photo-quality images with improved color gradients and image uniformity when using solvent inks. Océ PHOTOSAT is a superior choice for high-resolution photographic indoor applications intended for up-close viewing. It is compatible with most solvent inkjet printers and inks and produces a vibrant luster image when printed on the Océ Arizona® 250 GT with UV curable inks. Océ PHOTOSAT is available in 36-, 54-, and 60-inch wide rolls by 150-foot lengths.

Océ Introduces Océ CS9160 Eco-Solvent Printer

March 25, 2008 – Trumbull, CT – Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, today introduced the Océ CS9160 printer that uses Eco-solvent inks to create indoor and outdoor-durable prints. The Océ CS9160 printer will be on display in the Océ booth #436 at the ISA International Sign Expo in Orlando, FL, March 27-29, 2008.
Building on the success of its predecessor the Océ CS9060 model, the 64-inch wide Océ CS9160 printer provides proven reliability, superior print quality and increased productivity. It offers expanded ink capacity with the ability to use 440 ml cartridges. With 440 ml of ink always on-line, productivity is increased because ink change-outs are halved compared to printers using standard 220 ml cartridges. The Océ CS9160 delivers improved print speeds over the Océ CS9060, without sacrificing quality. Print speeds of up to 197 square feet per hour at 720 x 720 dpi are achievable.

Océ Introduces Océ CS9200 Series Low-Solvent Printers

March 25, 2008 – Trumbull, CT – Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, today introduced the Océ CS9200 Series low-solvent inkjet printers offering production print speeds and high quality output. Two models are available: the 65-inch wide Océ CS9265 and the 88-inch wide Océ CS9290. These printers are ideal for producing point-of-purchase signage, vinyl and textile banners, vehicle graphics, exhibition displays, window graphics and more. The Océ CS9290 printer will be on display in the Océ booth #436 at the ISA International Sign Expo in Orlando, FL, March 27-29, 2008.

The Océ CS9200 Series is designed to use new High Speed Low-solvent inks, which were developed to support the production print speeds of the Océ CS9200 Series and enable the use of a variety of print modes for many different applications across a wide range of media. These inks offer superior color gamut, improved drying characteristics and excellent lightfastness, and can be used for up to three years outdoors without lamination. They are scratch-, smear- and crack-resistant, and lamination is only advised for heavy-duty applications where mechanical stress is involved, such as floor and vehicle graphics. The Océ CS9200 Series can also use Océ IJC910 Low-solvent inks.

Leading IP fax server XMediusFAX now rated Avaya 4.0.1 Compliant

Montreal, Canada, March 25, 2008 – Sagem-Interstar Inc. (Sagem Communications), the global leader in advanced fax solutions for IP networks, announced today that its award-winning XMediusFAX Release 5.5 boardless (software-only) T.38 Fax over IP (FoIP) server solution has recently been rated “Avaya Compliant” with Avaya’s Communication Manager 4.0.1 and will be showcased at the International Alliance of Avaya Users (InAAU) conference (Booth 623), being held March 30 to April 3 in San Diego, CA.

XMediusFAX Release 5.5 is the VoIP industry’s first truly boardless fax server software to interoperate with Avaya Communication Manager VoIP gateways without the added expense of fax boards and third-party software kits. Ranked as the No. 1* IP fax server solution for the 6th consecutive year since 2002, the latest evolution of XMediusFAX positions itself as an essential component to any unified communications and converged IP network infrastructure.

Savin Introduces the 9025b/9025 and 9033b/9033 Digital Imaging Systems

<p>West Caldwell, NJ, March 25, 2008 – Savin today introduced the 9025b/9025 and 9033b/9033 Digital Imaging Systems. Ideal for small and mid-sized businesses, the 9025 and 9033 models have color scanning capabilities that produce clear images, store documents securely and raise productivity and efficiency.</p>

Centiv Services, Inc. Installs Canon imagePRESS Digital Presses and Automated Workflow Solutions

Burlington, N.J., March 25, 2008 – Canon Business Solutions., Inc., a subsidiary of Canon U.S.A. and leading provider of document imaging and office solutions, today announced that Centiv Services, Inc., has installed two imagePRESS C7000VP digital presses and deployed complementary software and hardware from the Canon imagePRESS Workflow Solutions program to better serve Centiv customers’ growing needs for high quality images and customized promotional materials.

Centiv Services is a value-added marketing services firm based in Chicago that helps brand companies manage their communications through printed materials at the point of decision for the consumer, such as grocery stores, restaurants and bars throughout the Mid-West.  Working with Canon Business Solutions, Centiv had two imagePRESS C7000VP digital presses, along with two imagePRESS Server A3000 print servers, installed to improve the quality and turnaround time for the many unique print projects that Centiv handles for its clients.

Canon Extends Support of EFI Fiery-Based Production Workflow Solution to Maximize Customers&rsquo; Productivity and Equipment Investment

Lake Success, N.Y.  and Foster City, Calif. – March 25 , 2008 – Canon U.S.A., the overall brand market share leader in digital color printing systems in the U.S. i, and EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced the inclusion of EFI Fieryâ Central powerful modular, PDF-based production workflow solution as part of Canon’s imagePRESS Workflow Solutions program. Encompassing EFI’s unmatched expertise, Fiery Central enables print service providers in medium to high-volume print-on-demand environments, such as corporate reprographic departments (CRD), print for pay, and commercial printers, to increase job volume, decrease turnaround times and maximize their Canon imagePRESS and imageRUNNER  product investment.

“Helping customers optimize their digital workflow and automate redundant tasks is necessary to maximize profits on their digital printing operation. By integrating the Fiery Central production workflow solution and EFI’s and Canon’s high-end production solutions, our customers can better manage their end-to-end digital workflow and streamline monochrome and color production printing to further develop and enhance their digital business,” said Janet Cain, senior director, Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Epson Transforms Commercial Sign Making Industry with New Epson Stylus Pro GS6000

LONG BEACH, Calif. – March 24, 2008 – Epson America Inc. today entered the outdoor commercial printing industry with the introduction of the Epson Stylus® Pro GS6000, offering technical advancements poised to dramatically impact the professional sign making market. 

Featuring Epson UltraChrome® GS ink, a new solvent-based ink technology with eight individual colors, including an all new orange and green, the Stylus Pro GS6000 produces the industry’s widest color gamut for unparalleled output quality on nearly any solvent-based media. The printer’s new Dual-Array MicroPiezo® AMC™ print head has been uniquely engineered for the demands of high-production solvent printing. The Stylus Pro GS6000 is also the fastest 64-inch wide roll-to-roll printer in its class, with print speeds of up to 340 sq. ft. per hour for banner-quality printing, up to 180 sq. ft. per hour for everyday production and up to 91 sq. ft. for photographic signage output.

Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. Reinforces Commitment to &quot;Deliver the Difference&quot; at 2008 National Dealer Meeting

IRVINE , California   ( Mar 25, 2008 ) :

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) announced today the successful completion of its 2008 National Dealer Meeting.  Held at the Four Seasons Aviara in North San Diego, Calif. from March 3 to March 5, the annual meeting featured the theme “Deliver the Difference.”  More than 550 attendees cheered as company executives, led by President and COO Mark Mathews, unveiled TABS’ new color product family based on a newly-developed technology platform.  Additional introductions included open platform architecture support for the next-generation e-BRIDGE controller, upgraded monochrome product lines, and new software solutions, value-add partnerships and service-oriented programs.

Xerox Creates Calculator That Measures Environmental Efficiency; First in the Industry to Answer &quot;How Green is Your Office?&quot;

NORWALK, Conn., March 25, 2008  -- Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today unveiled the industry's first Sustainability Calculator designed to help customers pinpoint opportunities to reduce their environmental impact while reducing costs. The new proprietary software tool measures the overall impact a company's document technologies have on the environment.

The Sustainability Calculator is the newest assessment tool available through Xerox Office Services. It evaluates the current office environment of printers, copiers and multifunction devices and then measures environmental benefits that could be achieved in terms of energy and paper use, solid waste, water, air and greenhouse gas emissions. This tool provides customers the first fact-based measurement of their environmental footprint.